Prove your design before going to Production
Get to market faster by printing your physical prototypes quickly in-house. You will be able to identify any product deficiencies and make improvements early in the design process when it’s least costly.
Producing functional prototypes typically takes from a few hours to overnight. It will allow you to catch flaws before they become costly engineering changes. It also reduces time-to-market and maximizes product performance.
About the Applications
- Fit, Form and Function Testing
- Living Hinges
- Simulating Overmolding
- Tactile Testing
- Shock Testing
- Wind Tunnel Testing
- Medical Procedure Testing
3D Printing Benefits
- Physical testing with engineering thermoplastics or digital materials reveals how your next product will perform, well before you commit to production tooling.
- With a wide variety of materials available you can easily create a test version of your final part so testing of the actual look and feel can achieved.
Case in Point
Logitech’s High-end Retail Pointing Devices department needed a way to quickly, accurately and cost effectively test new ideas while ensuring maximum confidentiality
Answer most of the product design requirements by creating complex structures in a single build process.
Over Molding parts & Double Injection Process
Eliminate design restrictions and facilitate part creation with accurate look, feel and functionality.
Labeling, Texture & Imprint
Apply unique visual effects and transparency to differentiate areas of interest and create aesthetic appeal, without post processing.
Plugs & Seals
Create a watertight barrier or airtight seal directly on the part in one build process.
Create Living Hinges, Gaskets & Hoses
Parts can withstand repeated bending and flexing, with excellent elongation at break combined with very good tear resistance.
Shock Absorption & Impact Resistance
For protective covering, vibration damping & improved performance.
Coat rigid material with flexible material to create a final part with specific touch-and-feel properties, flexibility and more.
Biomedical & Translucent
With a combination of transparent and opaque materials Objet printers can create translucent medical models that show nerves, tumors and other details.