3D Printings Impact on Product Development Cost
Narrator:? What about cost?
Joe:? There?s really no comparison on cost.? What we can do with a 3D printer is create our own bracketry where in a tool room environment, or a production environment, we just wouldn?t be able to compete cost wise.
Narrator:? I know you were telling me about a good example of that in this bracket right here.? When they were working on this design, to send this bracket out to the tool room, it would take two days of a tool room guy at $50 an hour to make this bracket.? Where now they designed it up in the CAD system, put it on the 3D printer, and in three hours they had a bracket here with about $3.00 worth of plastic in it.? And so the cost factor is a huge advantage for having a 3D printer.
Joe:? Absolutely ?