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Cimetrix provides multi-faceted rapid prototyping (RP) services and professional prototype model making.

By applying the latest additive manufacturing technology, our staff of highly-experienced specialists are capable of meeting the most stringent demands in terms of time, cost and precision in the creation of rapid product prototypes. Cimetrix's rapid prototyping service specialists, after consulting with you and understanding your Rapid Prototyping or Rapid Manufacturing application, will help you select the most appropriate process. If functional prototypes, concept-bridge tools or rapid prototype injection molds are required, our team of professionals can offer a solution that best meets your needs. Fast and Affordable. Request your free quote today!



Fused Deposition Modelling

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) creates parts layer-by-layer with engineering-grade thermoplastics. FDM is often used to build complex geometries and functional parts, including prototypes, low-volume production pieces, manufacturing aids and jigs and fixtures. Cimetrix offer a broad selection of high performance thermoplastics and can support your large FDM build requirements with a build envelope size of 36”x24”x36” and with resolutions ranging from .005”, .007”, .010” and .013”.

FDM is an ideal 3D Printing Method for:

  • Concept Models
  • Form, Fit Studies
  • Presentation Models
  • Advanced functional prototypes
  • Jigs,Fixtures,Assembly Aids
  • End Use Parts
Polyjet Technology

Poly Jet

PolyJet™ technology utilizes a high precision 3D printing process. PolyJet is a layer additive technology with layers as thin as 16 microns (0.0006″) making it an excellent option for presentation models and master patterns for advanced urethane castings. The PolyJet rapid prototyping process uses high resolution ink-jet technology combined with UV curable materials to quickly and economically produce highly detailed and accurate physical prototypes. Cimetrix 

Over 150 different material options:

  • Clear, Rigid Opaque, Flexible
  • Rubberlike
  • Overmould simulations
  • Multi-Material, Multi-durometer, multi-Colou
  • Injection Mould Inserts
  • Jigs,Fixtures,Assembly Aids

SLS  (Selective Laser Sintering)

Laser Sintering (also known as Selective Laser Sintering, SLS or LS) uses a CO2 laser to heat and fuse durable thermoplastic powder to build versatile parts with high elongation at break. LS production parts and prototypes provide lightweight, heat and chemical resistant solutions. SLS constructs 3D-printed parts from nylon (polyamide), which is strong, tough and durable. This material is ideal for functional prototypes and low-volume production. The mechanical properties of SLS nylon parts make them ideal for snap-fit and press-fit interlocks. Another SLS advantage is 3D part nesting — stacking parts accelerates throughput and part delivery.

SLS is an ideal 3D Printing Method for:

  • Concept Models
  • Form, Fit Studies
  • Presentation Models
  • Advanced functional prototypes
  • Jigs,Fixtures,Assembly Aids
  • End Use Parts

SLA (Stereolithography)

Stereolithography (also known as SL or SLA) builds parts layer-by-layer using a UV laser to solidify liquid photopolymer resins. It is commonly used to produce concept models, master patterns, large prototypes and investment casting patterns. SLA is a good general-purpose additive process for a wide range of applications. Models and prototypes are rigid, strong and durable. This technology has a good balance of feature resolution, fine surface finish, speed and accuracy. .

SLA is an ideal 3D Printing Method for:

  • Concept Models
  • Form, Fit Studies
  • Presentation Models


Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) fuses powdered metal and alloy materials with a high-wattage laser to produce robust, metal parts. DMLS produces fully realized metal parts, including tools and end-use parts for a variety of industries.Metal 3D printing, with its advanced metals offering, is best utilized in highly complex and involved designs. It can significantly reduce the assembly of designs by consolidating parts into a single build. Materials available with metal 3D printing include popular metals used in aerospace, medical, oil and gas and transportation

DMLS materials inlcude:

  • Stainless Steel 17-4PH/li>
  • Cobalt Chrome
  • Inconel
  • Stainless Steel 316L
  • Titanium Ti64
  • Inconel

Custom Finishing

Surface Coatings

  • Lacquer
  • Water based Urethane
  • Two-part Urethane
  • Epoxy
  • Dip Coatings
  • EMI/RF Shielding
  • Fire Rated Spray Coating
  • UV Rated Spray Coating


  • Nickel plating
  • Vapor Deposition
  • Vacuum Metalizing


  • Hand painting
  • Screen printing
  • Laser Etching
  • Dry Transfer
  • Water Transfer
  • Pressure Sensitive Labels