Four reasons why 3D printing should be part of your product development process...
Designers can prototype more iterations without blowing the timeline or budget
3D printing – particularly when done in-house – enables design teams to quickly produce a high-quality, realistic prototype with moving parts, at relatively low cost when compared to machining or outsourcing.
Better collaboration resulting in improved design and manufacturability
The ability to quickly produce real working prototypes that teams can see and touch helps bridge the gap between the virtual CAD design and the final product. Which allows for the design to integrate with manufacturing at an earlier stage in the development lifecycle.
Field test with prototypes that resemble the final product providing insight into potential design flaws
More prototyping means more opportunity to evaluate whether or not a part will function as intended. Prototypes allow designers to catch potential flaws before incurring the higher cost of re-tooling and rework, reducing some of the risk of introducing your new products.
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The fact that we were able to print multiple iterations quickly
enabled the designers to experiment more and still make all their deadlines
Mike Zeigle, Manager of Trek Bikes Prototype Development Group