Unearth unique solutions at each stage of the product development and manufacturing lifecycle with support from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s engineering experts. Assess market interest, discover how your part will function and bring your product to life while improving production efficiency and lowering costs for your bottom line.
Rapid prototyping with 3D printing takes the guesswork out of new product design. A precise, affordable concept model communicates in a way that a CAD drawing never can. 3D printing also allows low cost, quick-turn functional prototypes, allowing you to test parts early and frequently through iterative designs. A wide variety of technologies are considered rapid prototyping processes, including, but not limited to: PolyJet, Stereolithography (SL), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Laser Sintering (LS). Conceptualize product ergonomics or complete functional testing with:
- Large custom displays
- Art and architectural models
- New product mockups
- Form and fit prototypes
- Assembly line verification and tuning parts
Prototypes built from Stereolithography and PolyJet can build detailed appearance and presentation models in a variety of colors and textures while Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Laser Sintering (LS) use thermoplastic and nylon materials durable enough to withstand the rigors and wear of functional testing.
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Manufacturing Tooling and Aids
When you’re dedicated to a new product, you rely on jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges to maintain high quality production and efficiency. Put more complex and custom manufacturing aids on your production floor with advanced manufacturing services from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Whether they’re used for forming, location, cutting, assembly, testing or inspecting, we have the expertise to streamline your processes, and improve quality and consistency. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Laser Sintering (LS), and CNC Machining are often used to build manufacturing tools and aids. Save time, cost, and labor with:
- Form tools, cooling fixtures and patterns
- Inspection and test fixtures
- Covers, surrogate parts, and plugs
- Drill and saw guides
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Build durable, low-volume production parts right from 3D CAD data. With an array of engineering-grade thermoplastics, additive metals and alloys, finishing services and accuracy that rivals injection molding, we can produce your end-use parts without the design and cost constraints of conventional manufacturing. Custom manufacturing and 3D printing technologies such as Laser Sintering (LS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), and Urethane Casting are ideal for low volume production. Turn to Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to quickly produce parts for:
- Market introductions
- Limited production runs
- Bridge manufacturing
When it’s time to move into high volume production, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has the tooling and injection molding capacity to produce quality products for your next big seller. Our partner tooling and molding facilities in China bring you the best in manufacturing in conjunction with our project management and expertise in the U.S. Our professional finishing processes such as sanding, painting and high gloss applications plus our assembly, pad-printing, packaging and other secondary operations are crucial to taking your product to the market.
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