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Here Are Top Five 3D Printing Services in 2016

DM™ 3D printing technologies, which create prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files and other 3D content.

3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services. This includes 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools. 3D Systems has spent its 30-year history empowering professionals and companies to enhance their designs, bring ultramodern products to market and drive new business models. Its brands include Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, VisiJet, Quickparts, Gentle Giant and Simbionix.

3D Hubs

Hailed as the world’s leading and fastest growing network of 3D printers, 3D Hubs offers access to local and on-demand production by connecting everyone in the close by 3D printer owners. The network comprises of more than 26,000 3D printing sites worldwide (Status January 2016) in over 150 countries, thus providing over one billion people access to a 3D printer within 10 miles of their own homes. It’s a community which considers to fast-track the future of 3D printing in a number of various perspectives.

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard formally announced its doorway to 3D printing industry in 2014. HP is not accurately a 3D printing company; it has introduced an entirely new and patented process that is set to revolutionize the setting of the industry significantly in the coming year.The breakthrough of 3D printing industries has evolved inevitably through decades. Digital production machines such as 3D printers are turning out to be the factories of the future. With today’s advanced technology and innovation, companies are venturing into this kind of business. Building a company requires painstaking market and feasibility studies in order for the business to grow steadily. However, there are not many who survived the competitive 3D market.

Here are the top 3D printing services that stood the test of time.

Stratasys

Stratasys is heralded as one of the top 3D companies in the world with headquarters in Minnesota and Israel. The company specializes in 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. Some of its key patents are the FDM®, PolyJet™ and W

What Equipment Do I Need to Start a Printing Business?

Before starting up your own business you should have to understand the ins and outs of the industry. The potential of running a printing business is lucrative especially if you have the right equipment. Identify the market that you will be serving before even thinking of the kind of equipment to procure. Research and cherry-pick the printing tools that meets the objective of the business.

So, what equipment do you need to start your own printing business?

Printer

Undoubtedly the most important equipment you will ever need in your printing business is the printer. The kind of printer that you will be acquiring depends on the kind of printing that you plan to achieve. Basic printers are divided into laser, inkjet, offset and screen.

  • Extra wide sign label inkjet printer to print vinyl signs.   
  • Screen printer is required to print shirts.
  • Laser printer if you are printing business cards.
  • Offset printing is suitable for large volume of high-quality documents (lower the cost of the printing)

Design Software

As mentioned above, your choice of equipment depends on the need of your business, so is the design software. You may need a simple program for uncomplicated design and documents to sophisticated design software for graphic designs like the 3D design.

Cutting Equipment

You will need to have good cutting equipment for your printing business.

  • Hydraulic cutter or hand operated cutter is used to cut cards, e.g. business cards.
  • Vinyl cutting machines are used to cut letters and graphics from adhesive back vinyl.

Binding Machine

Binder machine is used to bind sheets of papers together like magazines and booklets. And there are different kinds of binders out in the market. Just pick the ones that are practical for your printing business.

Supply

Remember to have enough inventories of the materials used for your printing business from vinyl signs to business cards and a variety of supplies to meet your customers’ need.