3D printing is a technological phenomenon that has been around for several decades. Earlier, 3D printing machines were crude and cumbersome – it made 3D printing an expensive affair. However, the last decade witnessed several advancements in the 3D printing world. The process has become simpler, quicker and cost-efficient. Big corporations such as Nike and Microsoft have relied on 3D printing to highlight their brand.
It was only a matter of time before the promotional products industry embraced 3D printing.
What exactly is 3D printing?
3D printing is a revolutionary technique that redefined the way objects are manufactured. Let’s go through a brief intro on how 3D printing works:
Step 1: A digital drawing of the desired product is created via advanced CAD software.
Step 2: The digital drawing is provided as input to a 3D printer.
Step 3: The printer works with a spool of plastic to create intricate designs
i. It melts the plastic and deposits it on a plate.
ii. The plastic output creates a pre-defined shape layer-by-layer.
Step 4: All layers add up to create the perfect giveaway.
3D printing in the promotional products industry
3D printing has definitely added a dash of innovation to personalized giveaways:
• Any creative product can be designed and manufactured: There is no limit to the creativity that can be realized with 3D printing. The list of 3D printed giveaways is huge – from toys and desktop items.
• Manufacturing time is significantly reduced: Manufacture and personalization time of 3D items are significantly lesser than that of conventional ones.
• No inventory hassles: A 3D product can be quickly manufactured based on orders received. There is no need to keep them stocked in the inventory.
• Inexpensive pricing: 3D products are reasonably priced and can bought in bulk without hurting your marketing budget.
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