by Juan Robin II
19% of businesses fail because they get outcompeted. One very important thing that makes companies become superior competitors is their ability to keep up with industry trends.
3D printing has become increasingly popular in several industries. So, if you’re not using it, this is the right time to assess if you should be.
Not convinced that it is necessary to think about this? Keep reading to find out about 5 advantages of 3D printing that can make you stand out from your competition.
What Is 3D Printing?
The first step to figuring out if 3D printing is something that your business is missing is knowing what it is.
3D printing is a method used to produce physical, three-dimensional items from digital files. This method uses printers to add layers of material on top of each other until the object is finished.
5 Advantages of 3D Printing
In 2018, 93% of businesses who used 3D printing gained competitive advantages.
Hiring a 3D printing service can indeed bring countless benefits to your company. The following are only a few of those benefits, but we’re sure they’ll be enough to convince you to further look into it.
1. Lower Costs
In business, money can be a delicate subject. Anywhere you can cut costs without jeopardizing the quality of your products is an opportunity you can’t miss.
With 3D printing, you spend less money on product molds (which can be extremely expensive), machinery and human labor.
2. Less Waste
In the traditional molding process, materials are cut into the shape that’s needed. This results in a lot of waste production.
The 3D printer uses exactly the amount of material that is necessary for each product. This is great, not only for your company’s finances but ultimately, for the environment.
3. Less Equipment Needed
Instead of all the machines that you used to need in order to make your products, and you probably had specific equipment tools for specific parts of the product.
For 3D printing, all you need is… well, 3D printers. These occupy a lot less space and allow you to make several parts of the product using the same machine.
4. Improved Efficiency
3D printers are faster than most traditional production machinery and they produce items of the same quality (or even higher).
Faster production means that you can get your products into the market quicker than before, most likely before your competitors.
5. Opportunity to Get as Creative as You Want To
3D printing allows you to experiment a lot more than before, without losing too much money.
Whether you want to try out new materials or upgrade your products with a new and more complex design, you can ask always for low order volumes before you move on to mass production.
Faster and Cheaper for the Same Quality
With all the advantages of 3D printing, it’s simply a no-brainer for most manufacturers to invest in it.
3D printers can produce pretty much any type of product, from shoes to jewelry, construction equipment, and children toys. So chances are that you can benefit from this process.
Keep exploring our blog to find more ways of making your company stand out from the competition!