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Fabbaloo posted on January 16, 2014 |

fabbaloo, sculpteo, mass manufacturing, customization, 3d printing, printer, If you’ve been learning about 3D printing, you’ll know that the best things to print are those that are one-offs. Unique, custom items that are made once for someone. They’re special and “fit” only one use or person. 

If you want to make many of an item, you should not 3D print but instead use traditional mass-manufacturing techniques. Or so the mantra says. 

But we think that’s no longer true. 

If you want to mass manufacture something there is still a big cost to “set up” a manufacturing line to do so. But what if you want more than one, but less than a million of an item? Would you spend the set up cost? Probably not. 

There’s a market for 3D printing limited quantities of identical objects in addition to custom one-offs. If you want ten, a hundred or maybe a thousand “things”, you still might be better off 3D printing them. 

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