Bring Products to Market Faster With In-House Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping with affordable in-house desktop 3D printers empowers you to create 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 Ideas Into High-Fidelity Prototypes

Rapid prototyping helps companies turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept, advances these concepts to high-fidelity prototypes that look and work like final products, and guides products through a series of validation stages toward mass production.

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.

Step 1

Design

Design your object in CAD during work hours.

Step 2

3D Print

3D print the prototype parts overnight.

Step 3

Test

Clean, measure, test, create assemblies, and collect feedback on your design in the morning.

Step 4

Iterate

Tweak your design and repeat the process.

Save Money and Time

While the upfront cost of a printer setup can feel intimidating, it can pay for itself in just a couple of weeks or months when you compare it with how much you’d spend on outsourcing or an alternative production method.

Speaker Housing PrototypeForm 3 With Draft ResinOutsourcing
Time9 hours7 days
Cost$80$450

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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Speaker Housing Prototype

16.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm

6.5 x 5.3 x 5.3 in

Create the Perfect Prototype With A Library Of 3D Printing Materials

Formlabs' ecosystem of accessible 3D printers and high performance materials can be used to create highly detailed prototypes. Use Draft Resin for prints up to four times faster than our standard materials, making it ideal for initial prototypes and rapid iterations to help bring products to market faster.

Rapid Prototyping Tools

  

Form 3

High Performance SLA 3D Printer

The Form 3 produces parts with high-quality surface finish and fine features, ensuring that your prototypes are created fast and true to design with minimal post processing. Bring industry-quality prototypes in-house at an affordable price, enabling your team to print new models in a few hours.

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.

Form 3
injection molding & 3d printing
3d printing ecosystem

Additional Resources About Rapid Prototyping

Check out some additional resources to help you get started using Formlabs 3D printers to bring true rapid prototyping to your workflow.

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