In House 3D Printing or Outsource?

Discover the Benefits of Buying a 3D Printer vs Using a 3D Printing Bureau

The benefits of 3D printing and rapid prototyping are numerous and well recognised, whether it’s design validation, functional testing or faster launch of new products. Still, many businesses continue to outsource 3D printing because they believe ownership is cost prohibitive.

What many companies don’t realise is that 3D printing has advanced dramatically; the availability of a new breed of high-quality 3D printers at affordable prices now discredits the argument that they are too costly. What’s more, the lower upfront costs of 3D printers represents just the tip of the tangible benefits: Even with relatively few modeling builds, having in-house 3D printing capabilities provides a range of operational and business benefits that provide real bottom-line advantages. The six key advantages an in-house 3D printer offers discussed in this white paper are lower costs; accelerated time to market; competitive advantage; fewer manufacturing errors; greater confidentiality; and improved model accuracy and quality.

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