3D printing is beginning to level the playing field for manufacturers of all sizes. Businesses in many industries can compete more effectively, relying less on outsourcing through producing product prototypes in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional manufacturing methods and by creating small volumes of parts without tooling.
We are seeing that companies are not just complementing conventional machining with additive manufacturing, they are redesigning their products and product lines for enhanced efficiency and profitability.
Stratasys recognizes three types of manufacturing that are benefiting from 3D printing and additive manufacturing – Personal Manufacturing, Augmented Manufacturing, and Alternative Manufacturing.
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.