Manufacture Custom End-Use Parts and Complex Designs Without Tooling With 3D Printing
An end-use part is a good that is sold as a product, used as a sub-assembly in a product, or used as a component in a product. With 3D printing, you can create end-use parts without tooling, making it possible to create custom parts and complex designs in a cost-efficient manner.
From Mass Customization to Prosthetics, 3D Print End-Use Parts for a Wide Variety of Applications
3D printing is unleashing new possibilities and business opportunities. What used to be too complex, prohibitively expensive, or impractical to produce with traditional methods is available at no extra cost, giving full control to designers and manufacturers, and opening the door for fully customizable products to become a reality.
Automated 3D printing solutions can help to scale personalized products for mass-market opportunities without the need to invest in costly tooling. Manufacture a variety of complex designs with no more time, energy, or material than producing simple parts.
Low Volume Production
Produce smaller series of end-use parts for products that are only produced in limited quantities or manufacture a pilot series of a product for testing the market before sinking too much capital into the venture.
Create the perfect ear device to suit your needs. Manufacturing custom-fit ear devices such as hearing aids, noise protection, and custom-fit earphones have never been so affordable.
Manufacture biocompatible surgical guides, splints, full dentures, and even temporary and permanent restorations that are ready for immediate use with our Dental Resins.
From nasopharyngeal test swabs to implant sizing tools, 3D printing can be used for biocompatible applications requiring short- and long-term skin or mucosal membrane contact, and to manufacture sturdy, durable end-use parts for medical devices.
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Use SLS 3D printing on the Fuse 1 to create durable and biocompatible patient-specific prosthetics and orthotics at an affordable price and faster than ever before.
Leading the Future of Performance Products With Customized Manufacturing
From a local startup to a Fortune 500 company, 3D printed parts are reducing time- and resource-intensive steps in production processes and opening new business opportunities with the flexibility of cost-effective customization.
New Balance and Formlabs Collaborate to Drive Footwear Performance and Customization
Learn how New Balance partnered with Formlabs to create completely new material for customized 3D printed shoe soles.
Gillette Uses 3D Printing to Unlock Consumer Personalization
Gillette turned to 3D printing to launch Razor Maker™—a platform for designing and manufacturing customized and limited-edition razor handles.
KUHMUTE Redesigns Mobility With SLS 3D Printing
Read how KUHMUTE manufactures custom adapters that power charging stations using the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer.
From Design to Final Product Faster Than Ever Before
Never again wait weeks for tooling and parts to arrive from a supplier. Create end-use parts in a matter of hours, right in your office or on your factory floor to save months of development time and be able to respond to customer demands faster.
Tools to Get Started 3D Printing End-Use Parts
Formlabs' ecosystem of accessible 3D printers and high-performance materials offers solutions for a wide range of end-use applications.
Tools for End-Use Parts
High-Performance SLA 3D Printer
The Form 3 produces parts with a high-quality surface finish and fine features, ensuring that your parts are created fast and true to design with minimal post-processing.
Use the Form 3 at various points of the product development process for a faster ROI. From 3D printing prototypes to producing molds for short-run production of those same parts, the Formlabs ecosystem is easy to integrate into any product development process.
Additional Resources About End-Use Parts
Check out some additional resources to help you get started with bringing end-use production in-house with 3D printing.