3D printing has become a large and fast growing industry. Meanwhile, there is a wide range of materials to choose from. How are you supposed to know which one to pick?
Depending on the purpose of your 3D print (for example showcasing a prototype, a building, or a functional product), different materials have different advantages. The choice of the right material can have a rather large impact on the final outcome. One of the most important things to consider as an engineer, a product designer or an architect, is which stage of the development lifecycle your project is currently in.