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    Wendy Hannry

    CNC vs 3D printing:

    Cost – honestly? How can you even begin to compare? Do you know model size? Complexity? So… no definitive answer here…

    Same goes for any other parameter you can think of.

    3D printing will replace CNC in some applications, in others maybe further down the road, and in others maybe never.

    Allen Young

    Actually 3D printing and CNC machining are both very competent and useful technologies for prototyping, the most appropriate one will depend on the material, geometric complexity, manufacturing volume, and budget. To find out which is best for your particular job, I advise you to approach a local or international service, and ask for their advice. If attempting to manufacture in-house, reflect on the machinery available to you and decide whether it is appropriate for the job at hand.

    Jake Able

    Benefits of Rapid Prototyping
    Learn three benefits of using rapid prototyping in product development.
    Significantly Reduce Time-To-Market
    Rapid prototyping speeds up planning, design, prototyping, and feedback cycles to significantly reduce product lead times to market. In recent years, product development has become more liquid and shortened in the product lifecycle, so it is a major advantage to increase market competitiveness.
    Streamline Engineering Effort and Costs
    When prototyping is done by hand, skilled technicians need to spend a long time creating clay models (clay) and mockups (wood). Rapid prototyping, on the other hand, can mechanically create prototypes, significantly reducing engineering effort and costs.
    Read more on https://www.ipqcco.com/blog/rapid-prototyping-methods-benefits-how-to-successfully-develop-products-with-rapid-prototyping

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