Companies large and small that previously used custom machine tools to build early prototypes of new parts are now turning to 3-D printing technology to design and test engineers' newest ideas. As a result, product developers can produce a prototype in about a week after they create a new design — compared with a previous wait time of three to four months.
Recently, USA Today interviewed engineers about how their companies were using 3-D printing technology in product development. Gregory Jantsch, a mechanical engineering manager at Jabil, shared insights about how Jabil’s design engineers leverage 3-D printing technology as part of the product design process for everything from medical equipment to semiconductor equipment.
Read the USA Today article: 3-D printing is revolutionizing product development