3D printing has been around, technically, for over three decades and it has now matured into a technology that cannot be ignored any more by any company that makes anything, even food. In fact, Rick Smith, a contributing writer for Forbes recently penned “…that 3D printing will change the way things are produced more in this century than the industrial revolution did over the last 300 years.”
He gave a few examples where, when 3D printing technology was implemented, the advantage was so vast that it has begun to reshape the economics of entire industries. I’ll repeat that: The advantage of using 3D technology is so complete and vast in scope that the economics of entire industries are vastly changing for the better.
Most companies don’t understand that implementing 3D printing can make such a large, positive financial benefit to their bottom line. Those that make the decisions just look at the initial cost of a machine and then get sidetracked away from the most important aspect of this tech; that it can positively change business more than any other tool they have had in the past or present.