Mass Customization Trend: Design Your Own Reality with 3D Printer
The Ford T could come in any color so long as it was black. Nowadays we all use identical phones, computers, we can buy the same kinds of shoes all over the world. Flooded by things which are perfectly alike, we want to stand out. 3D printing makes it easier by bringing personalization and fine-tuning of products to a completely new level.
Ordering custom-made shoes often means having to wait a few weeks. Ordering a car with accessories and color of your choosing is a few months. Still, these products will be essentially mass produced and repetitive, without an individual flair. Completely personalized items require an even longer wait time and consume even more money for the exclusivity.
Personalize It Yourself
3D printing is the answer to the trend of fine-tuning and personalizing items. Thanks to this technology it’s possible to create products and accessories designed specifically for the given user without excessive costs and very quickly. This goes for accessories such as phone cases, elements of shoes, jewelery, but also elements for motorcycles and interior decorations.
The capabilities of 3D printing in the field of rapid personalization are used in fashion as they are in medicine and other areas. 3D printers are utilized for creating dedicated prostheses which would have otherwise taken months and thousands of dollars to manufacture. One Polish hospital provides radiotherapy patients with protective gear printed with Zortrax M200 3D printers. As a result, the risk of radiating free cells is considerably decreased.
3D printing technology is perfect for creating personalized promotional gadgets and other small items which can be a basis for something unique and appealing. There are companies which print figurines of specific people. 3D printing lets you create unique items, but since these are based on digital files, you can multiply these items and modify them easily. This means you can 3D print items in bulk, but give them some unique characteristics. One 3D model can be altered many times and adjusted to the needs of specific people. This accelerates work and provides a large number of possibilities. With traditional techniques you’ll either be hard pressed to ensure repeatability or you will get items which are exactly identical. 3D printing offers a wide range of customization possibilities.
Customization at Hand
Thanks to the widespread presence of 3D printers such as the M200 and Zortrax M300 the options of personalizing 3D print abound. The 3D printers can be used by companies which provide personalized items or we can order such items in any company which 3D prints on demand. We can also buy our own printer to be used at home or in the office, and create unique items for yourself, your company, your friends and family, or to sell at Etsy.
3D printing is a tool which responds to the market needs which dictate that individual requirements go in tandem with a global demand. Thanks to a 3D printer you can quickly and easily adjust your product, whether it be for a run 10 or 100 pieces. It may also be 100 pieces in different variations. Never before in the history of mankind have industrial solutions been so accessible and so easy. Manufacturing with 3D printers such as the Zortrax M200 doesn’t require much skill and the process of applying layer after layer looks amazing. Instead of ordering a phone case in Asia and waiting for a few weeks you can create one—with raised lettering—on your own in a few hours. Fine-tuning products has never been such a pleasant activity. 3D printing is a new beginning in the field of adjusting products to individual needs.