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Companies specializing in 3D printing service work with clients to create a physical object derived from a three-dimensional digital model. Full-service providers help design and test products before going through high-volume production.

How a 3D printing service works

The 3D printing process begins by scanning an object in full 3D, and the resulting scan is then rendered with the 3D rendering software. Independent and small-scale custom 3D printing service businesses can quickly get started as the printer hardware itself is relatively small and cheaper to purchase. A resin 3D printing service can render highly-detailed output that is also cleaner and requires less post-production finishing. This makes it suitable for the production of novelty items. Several 3D printing companies focus on the production of items such as 3D caricatures of people using the photos they submit as references. Other 3D printing design providers can render tokens and small souvenirs for occasions and events by using 3D scanning for a 3D printer to reproduce an exact copy of a three-dimensional object or figure.

Uses of a 3D printing service

A professional 3D printing service supports many companies, including producers of musical instruments and prosthetic limbs for the medical industry. Metallic 3D printing units are capable of supplying connective joints for plumbing and parts for machinery, such as aircraft and automotive parts that have long been phased out. Large 3D printers can be used to efficiently produce new architectural designs based on a digital model. By producing 3D printed components directly and locally, an industrial 3D printing service expands business opportunities for small to large enterprises operating in different sectors.

Ideal for prototyping, a professional 3D printing service is easy to access and minimizes waste. The on-demand 3D printing service enables decentralized production, which helps reduce logistics costs and results in a smaller carbon footprint. This scalable process can be tailored to industry requirements.

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