• 3D Printing
  • Five reasons to incorporate 3D printing into the product development lifecycle.

1. Rapid prototyping without any impact on production time or budget. By using 3D printing, especially when you have 3D printing capabilities, the design team can quickly produce high-quality prototypes with moving parts, and Compared with other methods such as CNC machining or outsourcing, the cost is also relatively low. This means that the design team can freely prototype it, regardless of the time or cost it took.

2, 3D printing technology can bring better design and manufacturability 3D printer can quickly create a tangible physical model, team members or customers can better understand the final product of virtual design will bring . With these prototypes, design engineers and manufacturing engineers can better communicate the look, feel, and method of operation. In this way, the designer can consider the manufacturing factors for the product design earlier in the development process. According to some manufacturing sources, after the introduction of the 3D printing system in the product development process, the prototype can be adjusted in one day, so we can make more prototypes and quickly determine whether certain places are suitable. Make a guess or try your luck.

3. Physical testing of the product's print prototype can identify potential design flaws. In prototyping, more repetitive production means more opportunities to evaluate whether the part's functionality is as expected. Through the prototype process, designers can identify potential defects before tools are created, avoiding the higher costs associated with re-manufacturing tools and rework, and reducing the risk of new product launches to a certain extent.

4, improve customer satisfaction 3D printing helps to improve internal and external customer satisfaction. With 3D printing, designers can quickly create realistic prototypes for internal decision makers and external customers. By being able to perceive real objects, plus the right and left participants who can perform the actual testing, design and manufacturing processes can make more informed decisions about the product. Most importantly, 3D printing can help companies create better products than ever before. “Customers often ask for changes to the design or want to know how certain changes will affect the overall performance during the project.” Mr. Deng from the lighting industry said, “3D printers allow us to build new models immediately. The model, so far, every time a project with 3D printers is involved, the customer has given excellent feedback."

5, Baiwen is not as good as seeing design is both an art and a science, but in any case, it begins with imagination. And 3D printing can quickly turn an imaginary into a real object that is visible and tangible. Prototypes are generally used for the promotion of new concepts, so the more realistic the prototype, the better the effect. “You can say a design on paper for a whole day, but when you come up with something that you can see and feel, they will definitely be excited,” said jewelry designer Henry from Shenzhen.

In addition, many 3D printer users have realized that their own technology will bring other significant advantages, such as the ability to protect the confidentiality of product design. At the same time, the 3D printing system can also be applied to many different occasions. Regardless of the motivation, as long as 3D printing is integrated into the product development process, greater freedom can be obtained, resulting in more creative and more efficient design, which will bring more room for development.