3D printing has little or no start-up costs, which makes producing a few pieces very interesting. Mass production using 3D printing can greatly reduce the time to market. Certainly in comparison with other production techniques such as injection moulding, which require tooling and molds. 3D printing is therefore the method for prototypes and very suitable for optimizing a design. Does the design seem suitable? Then it is easy to start a series production with 3D printing.
3D printing series production
Does the design and product prove successful? Then the production chain can be set up. This involves looking at the cost structure and the possibility to scale up. Because digital files are used, it is very easy to make changes to a design. It does not matter whether an identical series or a series is printed with specific adjustments at model level (names, number, technical adjustments, colors, etcetera).