Get the next big thing to market faster with 3D printing
Timing can be as important as the idea itself. In the competitive consumer products field, in-house 3D printing enhances collaboration, shrinks time to market, and helps keep new devices under wraps until launch.
In the age of sleek, stylish electronics and personalized everything, consumers have grown incredibly discerning. They have a keener eye for aesthetics, a greater expectation for customization and less patience for products that aren’t just right.
Increasingly flexible and sophisticated CAD design software allows designers to create any form they can imagine — on a computer screen. But when it comes to prototyping, production and customization, the workflow hasn’t quite kept pace.
For speed and flexibility to match your design brilliance, Stratasys 3D printers offer materials and workflow benefits to help you blaze through prototyping and low-volume production. Start having more effective design reviews, more insightful focus groups and more valuable interactions with your consumers.
Improve customization by market or even individual. 3D printing makes it fast and cost-effective to vary designs for fit, performance or aesthetics. 3D printed parts can even be finished to achieve the factory appearance consumers expect. Hear Normal’s story.
Turn great ideas into successful products faster than ever before by embracing rapid prototyping. 3D printing your prototypes directly from CAD data enables fast, frequent revisions based on real-world testing and feedback. Hear Peppermint’s story.
Maintain confidentiality and avoid IP theft by keeping sensitive designs in-house until you’re ready to unveil your product. Hear Eletro Zagonel’s story.
The triple requirements of attractive design, small form factor and high production efficiency make designing truly successful consumer electronics a real challenge. PolyJet technology can produce models with exceptionally thin walls — 0.6mm or less — ideal for small devices densely packed with minute components. Smooth finish and realistic colors make these models virtually indistinguishable from the end product.
Sporting goods prototypes often require a combination of rigid and flexible materials. Think of a helmet’s hard shell and padded interior, or a pair of ski goggles with tinted lenses and rubber overmolding. Only PolyJet technology can produce prototypes with multiple materials and colors in a single, automated build, so it’s ideal for sporting goods designers with an eye for aesthetics.
FDM Technology works with production-grade thermoplastics to produce parts with high impact strength and great durability. It’s perfect for components that need to withstand tough and repeated functional testing.
To capture the look and feel of your future products, only PolyJet can deliver fine details, smooth surfaces, playful textures, varied materials and vivid colors in a single, automated build process. You can even 3D print smooth, detailed injection mold inserts, so you can prototype in your intended materials, or get a jump-start on production.