Industry Insights: 3D Printing in Consumer Goods Industry
Challenges in Consumer Goods Industry
Timing can be as important as the idea itself. In the competitive consumer goods field, in-house 3D printing enhances collaboration, shrinks time to market, and helps keep new devices under wraps until launch.
Realistic prototypes can be made to simulate finished goods at early design stage.
Why 3D Printing for Consumer Goods?
Aesthetic & Function Testing
Industrial designers, mechanical engineers, packaging designers, graphic artists and marketing staff all use prototypes to understand a product’s aesthetic and functional appeal. 3D printing gives your idea the speed to match its brilliance.
Create Life like Prototypes
Stratasys offers patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology which works with production-grade thermoplastic, such as ABS, Nylon, etc. and others high-performance thermoplastics that allows you to build prototypes from the same material as the finished product.
Experiment with Different Materials
For astonishingly realistic appearance in a 3D printed model, Stratasys PolyJet 3D printers work with an impressive array of materials including clear, flexible and rigid. Design reviews and focus-group sessions can be more productive with lifelike prototypes.
3D Printing allows you to test designs and make iterations as
you see fit.