Rapid Prototyping

Bring Products to Market Faster With In-House Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping with affordable in-house desktop 3D printers empowers you to create prototypes within a day and carry out multiple iterations of design, size, shape, or assembly based on results of real-life testing and analysis, helping you to bring better products to market faster.

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Turn Ideas Into High-Fidelity Prototypes

Rapid prototyping helps companies turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept, advances these concepts to high-fidelity prototypes that look and work like final products, and guides products through a series of validation stages toward mass production.

Case Study

How Black Diamond Reduced Costs by 84% With Rapid Prototyping on the Form 3L.

Learn why Black Diamond Equipment is looking to bring large-scale SLA 3D printing in-house, and how this will impact product development at the company. Read the Case Study.

Black-Diamond-Case-Study

Cut Your Prototyping Cycle to 24 hours

Design

Design your object in CAD during work hours.

3D Print

3D print the prototype parts overnight.

Test

Clean, measure, test, create assemblies, & collect feedback on your design in the morning.

Iterate

Tweak your design and repeat the process.

Create the Perfect Prototype With A Library Of 3D Printing Materials

Formlabs’ ecosystem of accessible 3D printers and high performance materials can be used to create highly detailed prototypes. Use Draft Resin for prints up to four times faster than our standard materials, making it ideal for initial prototypes and rapid iterations to help bring products to market faster.

Rapid Prototyping Tools

Form 3 - High Performance SLA 3D Printer

The Form 3 produces parts with high-quality surface finish and fine features, ensuring that your prototypes are created fast and true to design with minimal post processing. Bring industry-quality prototypes in-house at an affordable price, enabling your team to print new models in a few hours.

Use the Form 3 at various points of the product development process for a faster ROI. From 3D printing prototypes to producing molds for short run production of those same parts, the Formlabs ecosystem is easy to integrate into any product development process.

Draft Resin - Print 4x Faster

Draft Resin prints up to four times faster than Formlabs standard materials, making it ideal for initial prototypes and rapid iterations to help bring products to market faster.

For smaller parts, Draft Resin can offer up to a 70% reduction in printing time, making it the fasted printing Formlabs resin.

Grey Pro Resin - General Purpose, Works-Like (Functional) Prototypes

Choose Grey Pro Resin creates high-quality protoypes for internal and external use that mimic the functional requirements of the final part.

Grey Pro Resin offers moderate strength, stiffness, elongation, and impact resistance, making it a suitable material for a wide range of designs. Our Engineering Resins are formulated to withstand extensive testing and perform under stress and similar what your final-production part may look and feel like.

Flexible and Elastic - Create silicone, urethane, and rubber like parts

Replace outsourcing and molding of silicone, urethane, and rubber parts. With Formlabs 3D printers, it’s possible to produce flexible parts in-house in a matter of hours using our family of Flexible and Elastic Resins.

Ideal for:

  • Consumer goods prototyping
  • Compliant features for robotics
  • Medical devices and anatomical models
  • Special effects props and models

Case Study

Prototyping an Optically Clear Airlock for Homebrewing With 3D Printing

Learn how Plaato’s team prototyped optically clear parts with 3D printing and used the prototypes as reference points when setting up production in Asia.

Plaato Case-Study