Why use 3D printing in the creative and design industry?
Design cuts across other more traditional sectors such as the food industry, cosmetics, electric and electronic products, etc. Designers are required to invent all sorts of prototypes for products, packaging, point-of-sale material, etc. Their clients pressurize them to cut lead times and costs for new product launches. To guarantee the success of their projects, design offices firstly model the object in 3D on software like Blender, 3DSMax, Sketchup, Tinkercad, ZBrush, Rhinoceros, SolidWoks, Catia, AutoCAD, etc.
Designing is an activity which inherently requires models, testing, readjusting, etc. This creative process is iterative. This is where 3D impression comes into its own. It will allow the validation of the project stages. Firstly, printing an object in 3D provides a basis for discussion, with a tangible object, to validate the concept. Then comes the presentation of a real object to the client, who can see the tangible issues and anticipate technical requirements involving ergonomics, transport production, installation, maintenance, etc. A 3D printer can prepare the production of moulds, layouts, materials, etc. It is all part of the validation and technical process. x3D Pro offers 3D printing solutions to produce volume parts fast, while guaranteeing excellent surface quality.
3D printing applications in the creative and design industry:
This industry’s customer base is very diverse, as is 3D printing: food, chemicals and industry, cosmetics, etc. Here are a few examples of 3D printing application fields.
3D packaging and POS
Packaging and POS designers want to create products that satisfy their client’s visual identity while meeting technical, ergonomic, budgetary and scheduling requirements. For that, design office engineers need to get things right, and fast. When creating a prototype for a fragrance bottle, a display, POS material, an exhibition stand or any other communications tool, 3D models can be printed to confirm the progress of the project.
This sector was quick to embrace this technology. 3D printers offer designers the ability to rapidly and flexibly test all imaginable possibilities. With 3D printing, designers can unleash their creativity through an immediately tangible object that helps them hone their creative process, improve ergonomics, design, colours, etc. They can now easily create original, useful and practical customized 3D objects. They may want to produce decorative 3D objects like 3D wall decorations, 3D lamps and lighting, 3D animals, 3D figurines or 3D vases.
When we speak of creation and design, the fashion world immediately comes to mind. Fashion designers use 3D printers to give free rein to their imagination. Fashion is demanding and innovative: it is an industry that is acutely aware of the potential offered by this technology. 3D printing in fashion is commonly used, giving a new dimension to trends with, for example, 3D fashion accessories.
The jewelry sector now uses 3D printers as a work tool. Professional 3D printers can produce 3D jewelry with extreme precision. Customized jewelry is now at hand: original jewelry, fantasy jewelry, engraved rings.
Why opt for the Rapid range for 3D designers?
The Rapid range is the indispensable machine for designers, offering a professional solution for their requirements.
With 3D Rapid printers, designers will enjoy:
- High speed printing: the technology built into 3D Rapid printers is high speed patented, using a unique process, developed in the photographic world. It is possible to print up to 20 times faster than equivalent printers on the market.
- Unbeatable price: Based on cutting-edge R&D, professional 3D Rapid printers are up to 8 times cheaper than competitors.
- Professionally recognized quality: using stereolithographic technology, 3D Rapid printers produce extra smooth surface quality and favourably compare with traditional plastic injection techniques.
- Material flexibility: with their unique Open Source Material process, 3D Rapid printers can use any resin compatible with the system. They are therefore independent of any material manufacturers and can adapt the material to the project.