3D Printers Add a New Dimension For Businesses
3D printing may seem futuristic, but the technology is straightforward and is an evolutionary step to creating an object. 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a process of making 3 dimensional solid objects from a digital file. An entire object is created by laying down successive layers of material, using a high power laser to fuse particles into a mass.
A growing number of industries are experimenting with these types of printers, propelling the technology closer to the mainstream market. From huge corporations to small businesses, companies are utilizing them to create new products, improve old ones and better their business processes. Manufacturers have gradually used 3D printing technology to build models and real-life versions of products over the past 20 years. Construction companies have taken advantage of the benefits of 3D printing by creating lifelike models of buildings from digital ones. In the medical field, it has proven to be incredibly useful. 3D prosthetics have helped patients regain mobility and models of patient specific hearts, skulls and other body parts have helped doctors plan safer and less invasive surgeries.
Over the next decade, researchers predict the global market to quadruple to $12 billion, with $7 billion of that attributed to printed products.
AOS knows how essential it is for businesses to keep up with technology. We are excited to announce as we move forward into 2015, we will be adding 3D printing to the many products we offer our customers. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you improve Every dimension of your business!