Advanced development activities are enhanced when a product can be converted from a CAD file to an actual 3D-printed part, which is beneficial for engineering analysis. Meaning, when you can actually see a part and hold a part, engineers and other members of a project team can physically collaborate on the design.
3D-Printing can be very advantageous for customers when working on preliminary designs and also when working on Request For Quote packages or commonly referred to as RFQ.
Printing smaller scale models of a customer’s parts can enhance the design review process and help expedite quoting activities. Printing smaller scale hand held components or assemblies work ideally, as the costs and lead-times are less costly.