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IN HOUSE OR BUREAU? PART 3 – THE CASE FOR THE BUREAU

Having seen the benefits of 3D printing in house – and the types of machines available – let’s now consider the alternative. The bureau. 3D printing bureaus allow you to design a product in house, then outsource the actual production of it. Here are four reasons why using a bureau may make commercial sense for [...]

IN HOUSE OR BUREAU? PART 2 – CHOOSING YOUR 3D PRINTER

In part 1 of this mini-series, we considered the case for bringing your 3D printing function in house. If we convinced you that this is the right option for your business, read on. Here in part 2, we’re going to help you choose your machine. As the market for 3D printers expands, the choice of [...]

IN HOUSE OR BUREAU? PART 1 – THE CASE FOR 3D PRINTING IN HOUSE

With the benefits of 3D printing now firmly established, many businesses are considering how best to use the technology. The big question seems to be, ‘should we invest in the equipment and bring 3D printing in house or use a bureau as when the need arises?’ The answer, of course, depends on the specific demands [...]