That was the Cost-Effective Method of Conducting Business. However, If the Supply Chain got Disrupted, like During the Worldwide Epidemic we just experienced, It becomes Be Challenging to Distribute Items as Swiftly and Widely as Required.
So, Was the Pandemic a Blessing in Disguise
During the Pandemic Surface and Air Transport was disrupted so little face masks and similar apparatus used by the medical fraternity could not come to America and Europe from China where they were predominantly manufactured. The novel technology of 3D Printing came to the rescue and innovative entrepreneurs started producing these parts using basic FFD type 3D Printer all over the place, so the emergency medical teams could treat the new COVID patients without disruption.
3D printing offers several benefits over traditional production methods.
This digital approach eliminates the need for traditional hard tooling, such as molds and dies. If you have the correct printer, material, and part file, you can produce that component anywhere in the globe.
Second, 3D printing enables local production without relying on hard tooling. Then you don’t need a centralized factory.
Smaller 3D printing facilities may be distributed globally, allowing for rapid production shifts.
3D printing enables on-demand production, eliminating the need for a large inventory warehouse. Orders may be received, parts can be swiftly produced, and the item can be delivered to a local customer. 3D printing is a sustainable manufacturing technology that produces only what is required, where it is needed, and when needed.