3D printing allows designers and developers to progress quickly from the virtual part in software to the physical part in hand. 3D printing enables participants to make better-informed design decisions resulting in better quality product design and create a faster product development cycle time.
The objective of concurrent engineering is to have more of the participants of the design process performing value-added design and development tasks simultaneously in an attempt to shorten the length of the entire process.
A tool that can assist this process significantly is 3D printing, which enables the participants in the process to view and assess numerous design iterations quickly based on accurate, durable, and functional parts.
More design iterations – faster
3D printing provides the ability to quickly refine form, fit, and function, which improves the design and is also key to reducing production costs and time to market.
Time on your side
In today’s competitive marketplace, the typical lifespan of an electronic product can be just six months or even less. With such short product life cycles, there is increasing pressure on companies to get their products to market first to ensure success.
It is important to make the correct decision by evaluating different or multiple design concepts during the early design stages. 3D printing enables this by providing users with a fast and efficient way of generating durable, functional ABS parts that provide accurate feedback on design status.