Consumer Goods

Stand out from the crowd with 3D printing

From proof-of-concept prototypes to premium end-use goods, 3D printing can help you gain a crucial edge in a competitive market. Enhance your product development through rapid time-to-market and an incredible range of technologies, materials, and finishes that make your products stand out from the crowd and ensure you get there first. With low-risk investment costs and the freedom to personalize to an individual’s anatomy or preference, you can diversify your portfolio to grab a share of new and emerging markets. 

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Why choose 3D printing? 

Rapid time-to-market 

Keep up with the demands of product development in a fast-paced industry. Create new and exciting products with digital iterations, build true-to-life models for stakeholder sign-off and market testing, and quickly get your finished goods to market with rapid prototyping. 

Low-risk innovation 

Consumers want to stand out from the crowd — your product needs to do the same. Differentiation and innovation are easy with 3D printing; transform the way a product is designed, stay on-trend with seasonal releases, or venture into new markets with fewer risks and lower entry costs.

Customization and personalization 

The personal touch goes a long way. From clothing to orthotics, personalization can improve performance and increase consumer satisfaction and engagement. With 3D printing, you can design and customize unique products for each and every customer. 

Why choose Materialise Manufacturing? 

Access our incredible portfolio 

Take advantage of a wide range of technologies, materials, and finishes to bring your prototype or product to life in the best way possible. Rely on our in-house capacity and online services to print, finish, and deliver high-quality parts quickly and consistently. 

Create custom digital workflows 

Scan, print, repeat — with our software and manufacturing capabilities, our team can help you create a digital workflow for scan-to-print solutions. With design automation and order flow automation, designing and producing custom products will be simple, affordable, and repeatable. 

Develop new AM-ready concepts 

Work with our Design & Engineering team to develop innovative new concepts specifically designed to take advantage of additive manufacturing's (AM) design freedom. Whether you require traceability, easy assembly, or anything in between, we can make sure your design is ready from the start. 

Ideal materials for consumer goods

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Typical uses of 3D printing for consumer goods

Small appliances

Move through every stage of the product development cycle quickly and affordably; develop new prototypes or proof of concepts, test your market, and apply what you learn by easily reworking your digital designs. 

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Get inspired for your next project by looking at how others have used 3D printing to create consumer goods. 

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