3D Printing for Engineers & Product Designers

 

Rapid Prototyping for Agile Product Development

Desktop 3D printing empowers engineers and product designers to rapidly prototype in-house,
saving time and costs at every stage of product development.

 

Concept Exploration

Elevate initial ideas with low-risk concept explorations that look like real products. From CAD to physical object in no time, rapidly develop, evaluate, and iterate a range of designs in-house.

Read the story: Plaato prototypes an optically clear airlock for homebrewing.

Rapid Prototyping

Looks-Like: Test design iterations and communicate ideas to stakeholders affordably and quickly.

Works-Like: Reliably develop proofs of concept and test functional prototypes with materials closely matching common injection-molded plastics.

Feels-Like: Simulate a range of materials from rubber to rigid, and create prototypes with the smooth finish and feel of end products.

Watch the video: AMRC engineers develop intricate gripper brackets for a pick and place robot.

Pre-Production

Use advanced materials to design 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.

Watch the video: RightHand Robotics prototypes with materials that mimic the compliance of final parts.

Learn about using 3D printed molds in advanced hybrid workflows

Production

With 3D printing, design doesn't have to end when production begins. Continuously improve products and respond quickly and effectively to issues on the line with jigs and fixtures that improve assembly or QA processes.

Watch the video:  Ashley Furniture uses 700 3D printed parts in their factory.

Learn about designing jigs & fixtures with 3D printing

Resources for Engineers and Designers

Build expertise and explore what’s possible in desktop 3D printing with free webinars, white papers, guides, and resources from Formlabs.

High-Performance Engineering Materials

Simulate a range of common injection-molded plastics with resins designed for the most demanding applications.

Start scaling your prototyping and production today.

Available to order in North America and in the European Union, plus Switzerland, Norway, and Liechtenstein. Available to order in Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa via distribution partners.