Stratasys has published a whitepaper titled, “Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle” based on a survey of users from various markets including consumer goods, consumer electronics, medical device, education, research, entertainment and others, why they made the investment, and based on their responses,
The report is related to Stratasys Objet line of 3D Printers and it states how you use them in your product designs etc.
Here are the five reasons:
- Designers can prototype more iterations without blowing the timeline or budget
- Better collaboration resulting in improved design and manufacturability
- Field test with prototypes that resemble the final product providing insight into potential design flaws
- Improve customer satisfaction
- Seeing is believing