Circular-saw prototype with stock metal parts and blue FDM parts

Functional Prototyping

Prove and perfect your designs with tough, precise testing

Iterative, agile product development is the promise of advanced 3D printing. Functional prototyping with engineering thermoplastics or digital materials reveals how your next product will perform, well before you commit to production tooling.

Find your functional prototyping application

Objet bendy joystick

Get to market faster by building prototypes quickly in-house. Correct errors and make improvements early in the design process when it’s least costly.

For functional prototypes in production-grade thermoplastics such as ABS and PC, and for high-performance prototypes that withstand thermal, chemical and mechanical stress, rely on Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology. Tough prototypes and custom test fixtures will help you take functional testing to a new level for superior performance data and certification confidence.

For amazingly realistic prototypes with the look and feel of your next finished product, including soft-touch parts, clear components, living hinges and shock absorption, put Stratasys PolyJet technology to work. With the capability to print multiple materials in one automated build, and rubberlike materials in a range of Shore values, you can test with unsurpassed realism and experiment with greater freedom.

Lamborghini Prototypes for Speed

Lamborghini FDM Prototype

See how FDM prototyping made the Aventador lighter and faster

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