The 3D printing market is continuing to expand with lower cost desktop machines, which allows small to medium sized businesses to add 3D Printing to their design process and reduce their costs. One of the latest printers on the market is Mojo from Stratasys – an inexpensive desktop printer which you can lease for as little as $185 a month! But why invest in a 3D printer? Here are just a few reasons you should consider adopting 3D Printing:
- Product Proof of Concept – A small engineering change, which could cost $100 or less in the concept phase, could balloon to tens of thousands of dollars if the same design change needs to be made once the product is in the field. A desktop 3D Printer can help you to reduce those costs with better collaboration and design verification throughout your process. Mojo is able to produce quick, functional prototypes made of ABSplus plastic, allowing you to see any possible design flaws right away.
- Product Mock-ups – With 3D models printed with Mojo, you can see your product before it ever goes into production. Functional prototypes can be made in hours and then finished – even drilled – to give you a reliable representation of the actual manufactured product.
- Product Functional Testing – The Mojo 3D Printer proves that you do not need to sacrifice quality for affordability. Mojo 3D Printers create functional models out of ABSplus plastic that are strong enough to be used as working parts – other 3D printers can’t do that. Mojo 3D Printers build 3D models allowing you to test form, fit, and function right from your desk.
For more information about 3D Printing and compelling reasons why you should be printing in 3D read this white paper from Stratasys entitled ‘A New Mindset in Product Design – 3D printing can help bring better products to market faster’.