Rapid Prototyping

Using your CAD model, or one we develop for you, we can create a working plastic model of your part using the latest rapid prototyping technology. Rapid prototyping allows you to have functional and accurate plastic parts in your hands within 1-3 days. This 3D model will save you time and money by revealing any design issues and avoiding costly modifications to production tooling.

Rapid prototyping uses many different processes and materials to produce a functional 3D model. Our rapid prototyping capabilities include SLA, SLS, and FDM, each offering different qualities and advantages that are best suited for your rapid prototyping needs.

SLA (Stereolithography)

  • Fine detail and smooth surface finishing.
  • Accuracy within thousandths of an inch.
  • Variety of resins ranging in rigidity, detail, color, clarity, and temperature tolerance.
  • Capable of light-duty function and service as short-run low-temp tooling.
  • Can be painted and finished for presentation, demonstration, and photo reproduction.
  • Delivery of most parts usually in just a few working days.

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)

  • Working parts and assemblies with good detail and surface finishing.
  • Variety of materials: rigid and flexible plastics, fully dense metal, rubber-like elastomer, foundry-friendly patterns.
  • Capable of living hinges, high-flex snaps, high stress and heat tolerance, and service as short-run tooling.
  • Can be finished and painted for presentation, demonstration, and video reproduction.
  • Dimensional tolerancing within thousandths of an inch.
  • Delivery of most parts and patterns in just a few working days.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

  • Tough, Durable, and Accurate parts for functional testing.
  • When functionality is more important than surface finish.
  • Suitable for initial product design and visualization purposes.
  • Proof of design & engineering evaluations.
  • Dimensional tolerancing within thousandths of an inch.

NOTE: Confidentiality is serious business and because we are involved in many creative solutions with our clients, we will not showcase images of past projects on our website.  All images on this website are stock photos.