Rapid Prototyping

Because It’s Never ‘Just’ a Prototype

Prototypes are essential in every step of the product development process. Whether it is to verify your design with a model that matches the real thing, or to perform form, fit and function tests, you’ll want prototypes that meet your requirements.

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Choose Rapid Prototyping When You Need…

  • Short lead times

  • Cost-efficient models

  • High accuracy to closely match reality

  • High-quality finishing options

Your Prototyping Partner

We believe that every design engineer should have easy access to design verification that matches reality. Our customer support teams are here to help you find the optimal prototype solutions for your design projects and if desired, our Design & Engineering team can help you get your early design files ready for 3D Printing.

You can rely on quick response and consistent support, thanks to our dedicated project management teams for Rapid Prototyping and an extensive machine park. Our in-house post-production and finishing facility ensures rapid lead times for your prototypes. For prototype series or pre-series, we have a fully-equipped factory for Vacuum Casting, so you can get the advantages of Additive Manufacturing even while using a conventional manufacturing plastic.

Want to know more about the hundreds of companies we’ve supported with our Rapid Prototyping solutions? Please check out our case studies below.

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Your Online Prototyping Service

Our 24/7 online quoting and ordering system for rapid prototypes is always ready for you. Simply upload your CAD file, choose a technology, material and finishing degree, and you’ll receive a perfect prototype — with no shipping charges.

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Technologies and Materials

We believe that every designer should be able to develop products without being limited by technology or material availability. In our state-of-the-art Factory for 3D Printing, you can choose from six technologies and over thirty materials. Rest assured that you’ll always find a solution for your application, and a combination of technology, materials and finishes to shape it with.

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