Solutions Across Applications

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 efficiency and your bottom line.

Conceptual Models

Concept Model

Concept models take the guesswork out of the design process and provide a glimpse into the future. A precise, affordable concept model communicates in a way that a CAD drawing never could. Quickly simulate products for look and feel evaluation of features and aesthetics. A wide variety of technologies are used to create concept models, including, but not limited to: PolyJet, Stereolithography (SL), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Laser Sintering (LS). Conceptualize product ergonomics and appearance with:

  • Presentation models
  • Large custom displays
  • Art and architectural models
  • New product mockups

Rapid Prototypes

Prototype Part

Test parts early and identify problem areas fast with the luxury of design iteration without cost or time penalties. Rapid prototyping allows you to verify a design, communicate an idea and fix design issues well before moving into production. Prototypes built from our thermoplastic and nylon materials are durable enough to withstand the rigors and wear of functional testing. Many technologies can be used for rapid prototyping depending on the application, such as: PolyJet, Stereolithography (SL), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Laser Sintering (LS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), CNC Machining and Urethane Casting. Receive parts in as little as twenty-four hours for quick evaluation and testing, including:

  • Functional prototypes
  • Pre-production parts
  • Form and fit prototypes
  • Assembly line verification and tuning

Manufacturing Tools and Aids

Manufacturing Tools and Aids

When you’re dedicated to producing a 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. 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
  • Molds
  • Covers, surrogate parts, plugs
  • Drill and saw guides

Production Parts

Production Parts

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 tooling. Custom manufacturing and 3D printing technologies are both often used for low volume production, such as Laser Sintering (LS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and Urethane Casting. 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. In addition to finishing processes, our secondary operations are crucial to taking your product to the market, such as assembly, pad-printing and packaging.

Product Development Cycle

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