Advanced Prototyping. Reliable quality and service for product development
Advanced prototyping helps simplify the extensive product development process. From determining manufacturability to testing a design.
3D Systems works with the world leading companies in
automotive, aerospace, health, and other major industries to design, build,
test, certify, and manufacture the next generation of innovative products.
Our industry-leading On Demand Manufacturing group provides access to the most experienced team of manufacturing and
design production experts in the industry.
We help our partners navigate the various production
technologies to determine whether a project is best suited to additive
technologies or traditional processes such as CNC, sheet metal, or cast
urethane. Our partners rely on us to help them decide how best to construct
their next generation of products and devices.
Advanced prototyping and concept modelling give design and
engineering teams the ability to view and test products in real-world
environments. A finished 3D printed concept model helps communicate ideas
that transform digital CAD files on a screen into final products for user
testing, design verification, or product design iterations. 3D printed
concept models help bridge the gap between Quickparts rapid prototyping of simple designs and final production design. Concept
models allow ideas to be communicated to broader teams for approval, design
revisions, or marketing purposes.
Advanced prototyping and concept modelling speed product
development life cycles, allowing iterative proof-of-concept testing and
helping test design features and functionality early in the design process.
Many times, advanced prototypes require multiple manufacturing technologies
in order to create the desired final product. With our full suite of
services, we are able to combine 3D printing prototyping with conventional CNC machining and low-volume injection moulding to meet the
needs of virtually every design team.
3D printed functional prototypes enable real-world product
development and testing to take place before costly investments in production
tooling. By creating 3D printed functional prototypes, teams can test various
thermoplastic materials in real-world environments to see how
high-performance prototypes perform under thermal, chemical, and mechanical
stresses of everyday product use.
These realistic prototypes can take on the appearance of
your final finished product, including colour and material selection. Manufacturing
processes can be explored using functional prototypes to determine part
weight, assembly process, and overall manufacturability.