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. 

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.

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. 

Step 1


Design your model in CAD, or create a model based on a 3D scan of an existing model, an MRI scan, or an intraoral scan.
Step 2

3D Print

Choose the right resin or powder from our expansive materials library and 3D print the part on a Formlabs SLA or SLS 3D printer.
Step 3


After printing, clean your model using Formlabs' post-processing tools. Depending on the application, you can use additional post-processing steps like painting or polishing.
Step 4


Use the 3D printed part as a component or sub-assembly in manufacturing, or as an individual product, just as you'd use a part produced with traditional tools.

The Freedom to Design and Manufacture High-Performance Custom Products

Formlabs Factory Solutions is 3D printing reimagined to build the factory of the future for demanding industrial applications.

Build your factory the way you want it with intuitive tools, transparent pricing, and proven processes. Take control of your production infrastructure with additive manufacturing for high-throughput applications. With scalable hardware, world-class materials development, and a team of interdisciplinary experts, Formlabs is here to help you make the factory of the future an immediate reality.

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


Form 3

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.

Form 3
injection molding & 3d printing

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.