It has been called the most revolutionary invention since the invention of home use printers and hailed as one of the most influential advancements in printing technology to date. Simplifying and streamlining the design and manufacturing processes of a plethora of consumer goods the advent of 3D printing has truly changed the way we view, perceive and execute design elements and edit accordingly. The chief advantage is of course time and cost effectiveness as 3D printers lets companies that formerly hired prototyping entities to create their models to do the work in-house.
The design concept can thereby be produced instantaneously or as soon as the design is put on paper and then screened for errors and required alterations just as promptly. The 3D prototype provides designers and possible consumers, focus groups or investors a 3 dimensional figure that is as closer representation of the product as can be produced. Allowing users to create true-to-life models with accurate dimensions and tangible elements the rapid prototyping process has eliminated unnecessary costs, delays and other complications in the design to manufacture process.