A 3D printer offers some of the latest and most innovating (realistic) printing capabilities that older types of printers cannot handle. These technologically advanced printers have already taken the market by storm, with most people preferring 3D printers to their predecessors. Some of the key benefits/advantages of investing in a 3D printer are discussed below.
1. Time Efficiency
Developing, executing, and printing a 3D image are some of the toughest tasks for many people today. Most people/especially designers would take days, or even weeks before they could get to print a 3D image. This is because very few people have a 3D printer, and the few available are already in high demand. Nonetheless, buying your own 3D printer can make your work much easier, as you should be able to print plans and images within the same day. The printer, therefore, puts you ahead of your competition as you will have cut down in time wasted trying to locate a 3D capable printer from your friends or firms.
2. Reduced Costs
With the printer in place, it is much easier to design mold tools with ease without spending too much money. The reduced cost of production (on your side) makes it easier to provide affordable services and tools for your customers. The increased savings and efficiency also enables your business to grow much faster than your competition.
3. Risk Mitigation
Designing a 3D model isn’t an easy task. This is because you have to print 3D prototypes of the model before investing in a modeling tool. The exercise may require designing more than one print before coming up with the ideal one. Without a 3D printer, you would only have one or two chances before moving ahead with the project – this increases the error rate. Nonetheless, having your own 3D printer helps reduce error rates thus increasing success rates in your models. Many of the most successful businesses today succeed simply because they know how to mitigate risks and improve returns.
Having a 3D printer in place makes it easier to test the markets without investing in your model. You can use the prototype to find an investor in the market, or even raise funds by selling it in several crowdsourcing marketplaces. If looking for a market, or even a manufacturer for your product, a 3D printer can help you achieve just that. In addition to this, you get to know what the market feels about your product. You can also use their feedback to design a much better model than you originally had. This increases the chances of getting a manufacturer or even ready market for the same. You can also create and print several 3D prototypes for display, hence allowing investors to choose a prototype they prefer.
Although other factors can contribute to your product’s success, a 3D printer can help spearhead the project. With a 3D model at hand, you should be able to find an investor or manufacturer, or even be found by a potential buyer. You can therefore save lots of time, money, and stress when you invest in a 3D printer.