Although three-dimensional printing has many advantages, it also has a few disadvantages that come with it:
- Current 3D printing materials for investment casting tend to yield sporadically rough surfaces.
- Sometimes encourages informal design methods which may cause more problems to fix.
- It may not be suitable for large sized applications.
- The user may have very high expectations about the prototype’s performance and it might fail in the exact replication of the real product or systems.
- 3-D printers are still expensive.
- Although 3-D printers have the potential of creating many jobs and opportunities, they might also put certain jobs at risk (for example, you can make your toys at home so toy stores and toy makers might go out of business).