3D printing which is also referred to as additive manufacturing is the procedure of producing a computer file in 3-dimensional solid objects. The procedure involves successive lying down of materials. The 3D printing uses a wide range of raw materials like metals and plastics. The first stage involves the creation of a 3D digital file. An example of such file is the computer-aided Design. After that the file is sent to a 3D printer which is given a simple print command for printing. For individual people and businesses this method of printing is of importance to them in several ways.
The use of 3D is fast in comparison to the conventional methods that are inclusive of subtractive and injection molds. It is a method that brings ideas and designs to a practical form in a quick way. A prototype is processed in a quick way into a desired final product. The 3D printing Method takes just hours to create the product while it takes some days for the traditional methods. It takes a short time for the product to be made and be taken to the market before the competitors which improve the business performance.
The printing technology is readily available for the interested. The increase in the market competition has made consumers go to the 3D printing which has a design that is easy to use. For any person is easy to learn and assimilate this technology in the production process. Using this technology the production are of better quality. The traditional method have a risk of producing poor quality designs and hence prototypes which are of poor quality. The processes of the method involve a combination of several processes which might mix everything into poor products. The manner of processes in the 3D printing is procedural and helps the process to be effective.
The ability to have product testing and tangible design is enabled by this method. The physical testing of the product gives a chance for the correction of the product if it does not meet the requirements through the CAD file and be able to print a new product.
The method saves a lot of resources. The traditional methods require more expensive machinery which is assigned to several labors. It is more expensive to pay the worker s and the purchasing of the machinery and their maintenance. The 3D printing needs just a print command for it to function and hence does not need many people to operate. The 3D printing has also less waste material compared to the conventional process. This makes the method more economical and helps the business to make more profits. The company makes more money due to the less wastage.