New technology means the products businesses need for their everyday operations no longer have to be purchased from manufacturers. Now it is possible to make many of these items in-house by owning specialised printing machines.

Sculpteo, a French 3D printing design company, has conducted extensive research into the rise of what they call “additive manufacturing”, where people use a printer to create a three-dimensional object.

They found 68 per cent of respondents plan to increase their spending on additive manufacturing products this year. Well over half (60 per cent) said the consistency and capability of the printing machine was the main reason they chose to investing in object printing technology.

The popularity of taking 3D printing in-house was caused by easier access to new materials needed to print, increased efficiency of being able to perform the task themselves and the accuracy of the machines. Sixty-two per cent of respondents cited a drop in the price of printing machines as an important factor.

While not as elaborate as many items able to be printed through this technology, ID cards are still a product many businesses can choose to manufacture themselves through the use of a printing machine. Organisations can purchase an ID card printing machine capable of printing cards with embedded micro-chips and other features.

In doing so, they can customise the features they want and do not need to contract another company to make ID cards for them. Instead, all printing can be done in-house at the convenience of the user.

This is great for organisations in the education or healthcare industries that often need to create new ID cards regularly as staff and clients come and go.

For more information on what ID card printing machine is right for the needs of your business, get in touch with the experts at PPC, who can assist in making the right product choice.