With traditional manufacturing, the time and expense required to produce a single product greatly minimized the opportunity for exploration and experimentation. With 3D printing, the ability to test-drive a variety of printing materials and applications not only takes considerably less time, but costs very little to perform. In order to know exactly how specific designs will perform and ultimately look means you need to test that design under different conditions and properties, changing the texture, color and more. This is an invaluable resource for someone wanting to know first-hand the durability, strength and resistance of certain materials prior to delivering a finished product.