Why rapid prototyping is good for business
3D printed motorcycle gauges.
Rapid prototyping is an answer to three major challenges businesses face in product development
- Iterating through multiple version of a design takes a lot of time and resources
- Outsourcing fabrication of prototypes comes with a risk of having the design leaked
- Using traditional manufacturing technologies for prototyping lengthen the time to market
No lead times
R&D staff can iterate through different designs rapidly which make their work more efficient.
Prototypes are made entirely in-house which contributes to better intellectual property protection.
Short time to market
Fast and efficient prototyping stage leads to shorter time to market, so a new product can bring in revenue sooner.
3D printing is capable of producing shapes impossible to make with traditional manufacturing techniques.