DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 29, 2014 — It’s no secret that the key problem facing industrial companies and new start–ups with an innovative idea is how to bring that idea to life without spending extraordinary amounts in the prototyping phase or the proof of concept phase, which doesn’t begin to reward the creator or entrepreneur with any revenue. 3D Printing (or Additive Manufacturing) technologies have been assisting companies to minimize costs of prototyping their ideas for nearly a decade now, but the cost of bringing a system in-house with trained operators can still be prohibitive to some, leaving great ideas on the shelf simply because they fail at this development stage.
To solve this problem and usher in a new era of digital manufacturing, D2M Solutions FZE has recently opened its division, “ Paradigm 3D”, an easy online professional 3D printing “Factory”, where companies and individuals alike, can benefit from best-in-class technologies and only pay for the parts they need. With the largest total working volume in the Middle East, and the ability to print in industrial grade thermoplastics, Paradigm 3D can give the user access to experts and technology that was previously reserved only for larger firms. The concept behind this center is to level the playing field, and afford everyone the luxury to compete in the global marketplace, without the obstacles previously encountered.
Users can now simply visit the Paradigm 3D website, upload a 3D file and receive an instant quote for their part or prototype, or opt to produce their final product by taking advantage of the production capabilities the center offers. Using the core FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology to make limited production (short runs or low volumes of 10s, 100s or 1000s of parts depending on the geometry) can greatly reduce the time to market for a product because of the complete lack of tooling required to manufacture using FDM. It is as simple as pressing “print”. Finally, there is more flexibility to change designs mid-production, because changes are only needed to the digital file, avoiding any need for retooling, which can cut months off the traditional product development process. It is also noteworthy that by producing using FDM, designers are no longer limited to producing parts to suit their manufacturing capabilities (i.e. the limitations of their equipment); they can produce a design exactly the way it was intended, rather than the way it had to be produced previously, leading to a more efficient and cost-effective final product.
Competing in a global manufacturing landscape, it can be critical to get new innovative products to market fastest, establishing the title of “innovator” to benefit the most from brand loyalty and leadership in the particular industry, and collecting the largest reward; this is Paradigm 3D’s bottom line.
*Source: ME NewsWire