The 3D printing methodology belongs to the group of additive production measures. With low effort 3D printing allows to convert computer aided design data (CAD-files) into final products. All what’s necessary is an appropriate 3D printer. In this context it could be considered advantageous that the unit costs in 3D printing are almost independent of the output figures. Thus, unique items as well as individualised objects may be produced at an excellent price. However, the low unit prices of factory-made bulk commodity cannot be offered.
According to the definition of Goldmann Sachs 3D printing belongs to the eight “Creative Destroyers”. The technology named forces producers active in this highly disruptive market to implement changes if they aim for success.
A further advantage lies in the falling away of costs, terms and risks of transport. As print service provider, we use the company “Pro3D GmbH & Co.KG” based in Ravensburg. On their company website, material and printing methods are well described. Necessary CAD-files can be produced with the help of shops such as the “Ehnertsche Betrieb”.