3D Printing In Product Design

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Experimental Ideas
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Why do we need 3D Printing in Product Design?

Product design contains a lot of experimentation. To turn an idea into a product, you have to create a prototype, understand its flaws and improve on them. With 3D printing, this process can begin much earlier.

What can you achieve with 3D Printing?

With 3D printing you can export your CAD file to the printing software, select the type of material you want to use, add support material where necessary and click print. You can then watch as your part is built up layer by layer.

Why 3D printing over conventional manufacturing?

3D printing is not just for producing jigs, tools and bespoke items in industry, it can also remove the need for outsourcing during product development and allows for designs to be tested, amended and re-tested within days rather than weeks. It is possible to 3D print designs with complex or moving parts, impossible to manufacture conventionally

Considering investing in a 3D printer?

You want to buy the right printer, from the right people. Call us so we can ask you a few questions, talk you through the options and then give you a quote, including our latest special offers.

Ideal For Product Design

Formlabs Form 3+

A well-designed, affordable, high-quality desktop SLA 3D printer

Formlabs Form 3L

Large-format SLA 3D Printer for affordable large-scale part production

Formlabs Fuse 1

High-quality Benchtop industrial SLS 3D Printer for nylon powder printing without supports

BCN3D Epsilon W27

Independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with large build volume

Markforged Onyx One™

Desktop FFF 3D Printer for printing in Onyx™ and Precise PLA

Builder Extreme 1000 PRO

Smallest footprint in the Builder Extreme industrial FFF 3D Printer range

Reliable • Knowledgeable • Friendly

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