When to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource

Prototyping with 3D printing helps teams communicate with stakeholders and ultimately results in better end products. At a relatively low cost, teams can show 3D printed prototypes to customers, business partners, and people across the company. Designers can receive feedback and quickly iterate designs. High quality visual prototypes can be used for marketing and sales. Functional prototypes can be user tested and quickly revised, resulting in an end product that meets customer needs. Prototyping with 3D printing helps teams communicate with stakeholders and ultimately results in better end products.

Download this white paper now to learn when it’s best to outsource to a 3D printing service bureau or prototype in-house. Learn which 3D printing technologies are best for specific rapid prototyping applications, and the pros and cons of desktop 3D printers and industrial 3D printers.

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There are three main methods of prototyping with 3D printing: you can outsource to a 3D printing service bureau, 3D print in house with industrial machines, or 3D print in house with desktop 3D printers.