From rapid prototyping to manufacturing precision, complex parts, 3D printing is increasing the speed at which you can take your CAD files from concept to reality. In 2014 alone, the 3D printing industry grew by more than $1 billion to about $4 billion, according to Wohler's Report.
Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25%, 3D printing is expected to be worth more than $17 billion by the year 2020. The chart below shows the expected growth rate for 3D printing in various sectors over the next 5 years.
3 Reasons to Consider 3D Printing for Your Manufacturing Needs
- Improve Design Collaboration
Better integrate product designs early in the process to improve manufacturability
- Decreased Production Cost
Save more money by testing different part and material fits, tolerances and clearances at low volume
- More flexible part designs
3D printing allows veryone from engineers to entrepreneurs the ability to test the practicalities of their parts in days instead of weeks.
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