How 3D Printing is Revolutionizing Rapid Prototyping
3D printer manufacture Stratasys sums up the impact of 3D printing on rapid prototyping in a brief blog post. 3D printing gives us “free range to design … [without being] limited by manufacturing capabilities.” Very powerful.
It may come as a surprise, but many Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) users already take advantage of its ability to build usable products. No other technology can withstand the wide range of applications and post-processing techniques that FDM parts can take. This is just one example of how 3D printing is making design limitations a thing of the past. In this age, we are becoming more adapted to and knowledgeable of the CAD packages that give us free range to design whatever our creative minds can think of. In the past, our designs may have been limited by manufacturing capabilities, but not today. Whatever you can scan and alter, or design in CAD, you can have in your hand within hours or even minutes. Speed to production has never been faster than with FDM systems.
Via Stratasys blog.
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