While you may see a cost up front for 3D prototypes, the initial cost is far less than what the prototype will save you in the long run. How can investing in a prototype actually save you money? Here are a few ways:
- First, having a prototype allows you to test a product or part before committing to it and ordering the expensive final piece in bulk. You are able to see if it works as you imagine it will, and how useful it will really be.
- Second, ordering a prototype from a prototype company is actually quite cheap. You don’t need to invest in tooling or in purchasing your own 3D printers, and you get the same great quality prototype.
- Finally, you are able see flaws that may not have been visible on the computer screen, because this model will be in 3D.