19 Feb 2018

Benefits of 3D Prototyping

Used in a wide range of industries, prototyping was one of the activities that most benefited from advances in 3D printing in the industry. In some cases, traditional prototyping processes, such as machining, could be completely replaced by 3D printing processes. This alternative brought more savings to companies, reducing costs in producing prototypes and more agility in finalizing these materials.

In the process of developing prototypes, the time spent in production went from months to days, reducing raw material waste were the main gains of 3D printing technology.

Fast and Functional Prototyping

Functional prototyping was another important production activity that benefited from 3D printing technology. To test the shape and function, you need to have the precise representation of the final product or at least part of it to perform those tests. This process is intended to adjust for possible deficiencies in product performance, such as functionality errors or even ergonomics. An important step before investing in expensive molding tools.




In this sense, 3D printing comes in handy, since it allows you to validate a product design project before placing it in the matrix and then releasing it to the market. It is undoubtedly the most efficient and inexpensive way of rapid prototyping. The cost of a print can range from $ 2 to $ 100, depending on the dimensions and complexity of the printed object. There is the possibility of producing pilot batches of validated parts for the most convincing tests.

Would you like to test this process in your line of development? Submit your part in an STL file to comercial3@cliever.com and ask for a quote.

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