In the past, most start-up companies that wanted to manufacture physical items faced a common problem of producing prototypes whilst keeping to their shoestring budgets. These new companies needed to produce prototypes of their products in order to test them or demonstrate their ideas to potential investors and customers.

Additionally, many of these companies needed to tweak these prototypes multiple times before they worked out all of the bugs. Producing a few working models cost a lot of money, and start-ups who did not have investors or customers yet usually lacked funds.

3D printing reduces costs

Marcel Botha is the CEO of Spuni, a New York company that produces baby spoons that help ease the transition to solid foods… Read more.