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Functional Prototyping

Reduce time. Reduce Cost.


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From CAD files Stratasys 3D printers and 3D Production Systems produce parts that are used for conceptual prototyping, design verification and functional testing.

The benefits of using an additive fabrication system for prototyping include streamlining the development process, reducing costs, and getting to market faster. Functional prototyping with engineering thermoplastics or digital materials reveals how your next product will perform, well before you commit to production tooling.

Reduce Time

  • Accelerates product development by bringing ideas to life faster and less expensively
  • Enables you to correct errors early in the design process and before the tooling stage
  • Reduces time-to-market
  • Multiple iterations of design produce better end product

Reduce Cost

  • Better-predict end product performance and gain certification confidence with high-tolerance parts
  • Find problems early in design cycle, before the cost to correct them rises
  • Eliminate one or more rounds of tooling by proving out the product's design before it reaches tooling
  • Gain early approvals for required testing such as UL and CE certification

When to Use

How prototypes 3D printed with Stratasys technology are used:

  • Form and fit models and testing
  • Concept models
  • Functional testing in real-life conditions
  • Visual aids for tooling, engineers, and accurate bids
  • Sharing concepts with management, customers, sales, marketing and manufacturing
  • Communication models between departments and companies
  • Samples for marketing and sales
  • Product research