Revolutionize your prototyping processes.

3D printed prototyping is quite simply revolutionizing product design. The ability to turn your vision into reality in a matter of hours not only accelerates the manufacturing cycle, it also means that you have more time and opportunities to perfect design before production. Get your designs experienced the way they deserve.

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Nick Schmidtke

3D Printing Applications Engineer

Design Iteratively

No matter what you design, you almost never achieve a flawless product right out of the gate. Rigorous testing, evaluation, and refinement are the best means to assess what works and what doesn’t. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing provides the flexibility you need to make this crucial trial-and-error process possible for physical products.

Reduce Scrap and Rework

Finding and fixing problems early in the design cycle reduces scrap, rework, and retooling. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows industrial designers and engineers more revisions in less time, so they can test thoroughly while still reducing time-to-market.

Communicate Ideas

Physical models convey ideas to collaborators, clients, and marketers in ways computer models can’t. Rapid prototyping facilitates the clear, detailed feedback essential to product success and lets designers quickly respond to input.

Test in the Real World

Know exactly how your products will look and perform before investing in tooling. A wide range of 3D printing materials can produce tough, functional prototypes for highly accurate performance testing, or realistic models that look and feel like your finished products. Photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals, and composite materials provide a full spectrum of material properties, many of which withstand secondary processes like sealing, polishing, painting, metallization, or electroplating.

Plus, if your final production process will require molds, patterns, or layups, you can 3D print short-run tooling to prove out your products and manufacturing processes before making big investments.

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Concept Models

Communicate ideas; act on inspiration.

3D printing lets engineers and designers glimpse the future by turning an idea into a one-off finished product within hours or days.

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Functional Prototypes

Prove and perfect your designs with tough, precise testing.

Iterative, agile product development is the promise of advanced 3D printing. Functional prototyping with engineering thermoplastics or digital materials reveals how your next product will perform, well before you commit to production tooling.

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