5 key factors that should be considered when selecting a rapid prototyping process for NPD are Purpose, Quality, Quantity, Complexity & Cost
3D printing is a process that creates physical objects from digital models. In product design, 3D printing allows for rapid prototyping, enabling designers and engineers to test and refine design concepts quickly. This quick turnaround can lead to faster time-to-market for new products and improved product quality. 3D printing can also be used for low-volume production runs and the creation of custom, one-off parts. In recent years, technology has advanced to the point where it can produce end-use products with high accuracy and repeatability.