Bring Products to Market Faster by 3D Printing Prototypes In House
Rapid prototyping with affordable in-house 3D printers empowers you to 3D print prototypes within a day and carry out multiple iterations of design, size, shape, or assembly based on results of real-life testing and analysis, helping you to bring better products to market faster. Turn your ideas into realistic proofs of concept, advance these concepts to high-fidelity prototypes that look and work like final products, and guide products through a series of validation stages toward mass production.
Elevate initial ideas with low-risk concept models, proof-of-concept (POC) prototypes, and looks-like prototypes. 3D printing empowers you to go from CAD to physical object in no time, and rapidly develop, evaluate, and iterate a range of designs in-house.
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Rapid Prototyping: Choosing the Right Process and Materials
Produce functional prototypes with material properties closely matching common injection-molded plastics to test concepts, communicate requirements, and validate designs for manufacturability. Create small-batch runs or one-off custom solutions for comprehensive field and in-house testing before investing in expensive tooling for production.
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Test tolerances with the actual manufacturing process in mind and conduct comprehensive in-house and field testing before moving into mass production. Combine 3D printed rapid tooling with traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding, thermoforming, or silicone molding. Create custom test jigs and fixtures to simplify functional testing and certification by gathering consistent data.
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Cut Your Prototyping Cycle to 24 hours
Never again wait weeks for prototypes to arrive from a service provider. With in-house 3D printing, you can create rapid prototypes within a day, run tests, tweak your design, and print again.
Save Money and Time
Your printer pays for itself in a matter of weeks or months, accelerating the pace of work along the way.
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Curious to see how much you can save? Try our interactive ROI tool to calculate cost per part and lead time when 3D printing on Formlabs 3D printers.
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A Full Suite of 3D Printers For Rapid Prototyping
Turn ideas into high-fidelity 3D printed rapid prototypes with Formlabs' SLA and SLS 3D printers for prototyping.