One of the biggest benefits of 3D printing technology is the ability to print on demand. Traditionally when making a product demand is estimated with quantities manufactured to meet the sales projections.
This type of manufacturing invariably results in waste with more products been made than is able to be sold. Printing on demand can alleviate this problem, with products being printed on an as needed basis. In addition with the distances to move product eg country of manufacture to warehouse of country of purchase, warehouse to retailer, retailer to end user, there are also significantly reduced net transportation costs.
On the Printlab lesson plan platform teachers can take their students through a case study involving digital products. Through the lesson titled “Organic Homeware” students will embark on a creative journey to create an online digital store of organic homeware by editing provided 3D scan data (included in the lesson package) or they may scan their own 3D objects where your school has a 3D scanner available.
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