Regarding the Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Garage Kits
When you mention 3D printing, you may think of printing models for the first time, and the hand-made industry is the first one you imagine to start using 3D printing to replace manual work.
So, how does 3D printing affect the current hand-made industry? Will it break through the traditional shackles and lead the hand-made industry?
As early as 15 years ago, the hand-made industry has begun to contact 3D technology, but the printed samples are more used for exhibitions at the venue and cannot be directly used for prototyping.
Around 2011, 3D printers became popular in the hand- made industry, and first-line Japanese hand-made companies began to use 3D printing parts to assist hand-made in official commercial works, such as some weapons and props.
Although weapons and props can be made directly by hand, they are far inferior to 3D printing in terms of accuracy and symmetry. So what are the advantages of traditional hands?
Generally refers to the official dolls painted in batches with PVC materials.
- First of all, the cost of the manufacturer's hands-on operation will be lower than that of 3D printing.
- Second, the manufacturer has the copyright, so if you want to do commercial large-scale printing, you must first obtain the copyright of the original author, which will further increase the cost.
- Third, you need to model to print by yourself. Of course, this is not a problem. There are freely shared drawings on the Internet.
However, in the production of various peripheral products, 3D printer printing hands also have advantages that traditional production methods do not have.
Mold opening advantage
People have individual needs for IP peripheral products and souvenirs, new products are updated quickly, and there is a great demand for mold varieties.
It is obviously inappropriate to use the traditional large-scale mold-opening process to manufacture this personalized product.
Therefore, 3D printing production methods that can better meet this demand have more market space in this field.
3D printing makes molds fast and low in price, which is suitable for situations where the demand for mold opening types such as IP peripherals is large and the number of products is small.
The traditional production method requires mold opening, but mold opening has the problem of long cycle and high cost.
In the case of a large variety of products and limited sales, the traditional mass production method is used, and the cost of consumption is all allocated to the small amount that is ultimately required. Products, the final price of each product is very high.
Under the traditional production model, as the number of products increases, the cost allocated to each product is relatively low.
However, in the production model of 3D printing, the relationship between production quantity and cost appears as a straight line.
There is a cost balance between these two models. Generally speaking, 3D printing is more cost-effective than traditional models when producing personalized limited and customized products.
IP fans generally have higher requirements for peripheral recovery. To accurately restore the image characteristics of the IP role, the more they want to buy, the more they buy.
The 3D printing product has high precision and meets the recovery needs of customers.
At present, the scale of the external market derived from IP is actually very large, and the personalized demand of fans is also increasing.
Therefore, the future application of 3D printing technology should develop in a more personalized and personalized direction.
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