Shorter Design Cycles for Longer Revenue Streams

In a consumer marketplace packed with competition, getting ideas designed, tested, refined and into production first can make all the difference. Prototyping with Stratasys 3D printing solutions can help you realize your vision with faster design cycles and the ability to prototype complex designs in a variety of materials including industry-standard thermoplastics –all while keeping your ideas securely in-house.

Man holding prototype helmet printed with Stratasys F123

Helmet prototypes produced on the F370 3D Printer at the Center for Advanced Design

“The Objet 3D Printer reduces the time required to produce a prototype from 4 days to 1 day. It helps us communicate between remote sites, reduce design mistakes and avoid unstable tooling.”

Andy Chung, Puma

Test Your Ideas

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Concept Validation

Go beyond traditional words and CAD pictures with highly realistic 3D printed prototypes and gain early buy-in from customers and stakeholders before committing to costly production.

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Fit Checks

Quickly check your design’s form and fit with mating parts using time-efficient, accurate 3D printed prototypes.

functional testing of a 3D printed part

Functional Tests

Test your designs in the same environment as the production part. Engineering-grade thermoplastics and flexible materials give your prototypes functional capability under operational conditions.

Related Materials and Products

F123 Printer Series

F123 Series 3D Printers make every stage of prototyping more efficient with fast-printing PLA material, durable thermoplastics and the quickest material swaps of any FDM printer.

Fortus 380mc and 450mc Series

Based on our strong heritage of FDM technology, the Fortus 380mc/450mc series 3D Printers use engineering-grade materials like PC, ABS and FDM Nylon12CF (carbon-filled).

J750 Printer

The Stratasys J750 3D Printer combines multiple materials and over 360k available colors to create realistic prototypes that look and perform like the real thing.

Case Studies and Additional Resources

Makeup Prototype printed on J750 3D Printer

The Advantages of Realism

Highly realistic prototypes enable packaging manufacturer Albea to make better customer decisions and get to market faster.

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3D Printed prototyped shoe soles

Speed Up the Process

See how faster design validation benefits consumer goods maker Brooks Running in the competitive running-shoe market.

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Speed is Money

The Center for Advanced Design uses 3D printing to put the “rapid” into their consumer-product prototyping.

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