When it comes to the need to develop your product prototypes, it is wise to think of the tools and processes that would enable you finish your design. Talking of these, the main ways to develop product prototypes happen to be the three where we see the subtractive manufacturing (CNC machine parts), injection molding which is generally designed to pre produce prototypes and the 3D printing as well known as additive manufacturing.
Generally, it would be so advisable for you to ensure that you have such a concise understanding of the differences there are between these three as this gets you on such a position to be able to make the decision for the kind of technology that will best suit you and work best for you altogether. The following is a review of some of the reasons that make 3D printing happens to be the best shot when it comes to the need to develop the best product prototypes.
Talking of 3D printing as well known as additive manufacturing, this is essentially the process of producing three dimensional solid objects from a system file. This process sees the printing done in an additive process where a solid object is developed in a process of successive layering of material. You can use a wide range of materials all the way from the plastics and the metals. This process will of course start with the creation of the 3D files such as the Computer Aided Designs, CADs and these are then sent to the 3D printers for printing in such simple print commands.
Now with this overview of what 3D printing, we now get to the benefits of 3D printing.
Speed of production, in which 3D printing allows for such faster production of product prototypes is one of the benefits that this approach has and one that makes it one of choice for many companies. Right from the prototype to the final product, this is one method that tests the ideas and designs much faster as compared to the alternative methods, injection molding and subtractive production. This speed is beneficial in the sense that with faster design and prototype production means that you will be able to iterate the product and find the product market fit ahead of your competitors.
Talking of the benefits still of 3D printing as we have from SolidWorks, the other queer benefit that comes with them is in the assurance of better product quality in the end and this is one other of the features about them that has made them so popular.