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Integrating 3D Printing into a Product Development Lifecycle

(Engineering) Additive Manufacturing is quickly redefining how companies design and develop products. There’s a tremendous amount of hype surrounding the technology, but there are also a number of legitimate reasons to integrate 3D printing into your product development lifecycle. Author Kyle Maxey reviewed the benefits of adding 3D printing to the lifecycle:
1. 3D printing aids efficient timelines and cuts budgets
2. Designers can FEEL how a product will fit in the hand, gauge its weight or determine whether it will fit with previously created components
3. 3D printing can turn visual representation of an idea into real, concrete object that can help you sell the creation.