Prototyping Services

Prototypes are an essential part of the product development cycle. Additive manufacturing (AM) offers a fast and cost-effective way to create the prototypes you need at every stage of the process, from design verification to form, fit, and function testing. Materialise’s prototyping services can help you bring your ideas to life faster and more efficiently thanks to our extensive, in-house, AM resources and know-how, and teams who are as committed to the success of your project as you are. 

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Why choose Materialise? 

All the choice you need  

Our number one priority is finding exactly the right solution for your prototypes. That’s why you’ll receive unbiased access to all the leading technologies, along with a wide, in-house, selection of materials and finishes, including production-grade materials. And with over 140 industrial-grade machines, you can rely on our scale to deliver your parts quickly. 

We make the complex simple 

Turning great ideas into successful products is exciting and challenging work. Our specialized teams are passionate about 3D printing and have the breadth and depth of experience to make your prototyping journey as straightforward as possible. Whatever stage you’re at, you can be sure your project is in safe hands.  

A complete service 

Because creating prototypes is often about more than just printing, we offer full-service prototyping so you can centralize your entire project with one trusted partner. Whether you need bespoke finishes, assembly, or high-quality painting, we can deliver your prototypes ready for design validation and verification.  

Quality in everything we do 

We strive for quality across every aspect of our business, and it’s why customers choose us again and again. Our more than 30 years’ experience with 3D printing means we’ve mastered the prototyping process, and our teams have an in-depth understanding of the factors that really matter to the success of your project. 

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Support from a dedicated team

We are committed to your success

You’ll be supported by a dedicated project engineer from quote to delivery, ensuring you have access to the right specialists at every stage. From advice on design and the optimal combination of technology, material, and finish, to help with build preparation, they’ll leave no stone unturned.  

We speak your language

Our teams have helped hundreds of customers advance their product development with all kinds of prototyping, so we’re well-positioned to understand your challenges and guide you towards the best results. We also mean it literally — our customer support team speaks 12 languages and are located in your region.

Design for additive manufacturing

Create, test, and refine prototypes with our team

Functional models

By taking advantage of the design freedom offered by additive manufacturing technologies, our Design & Engineering specialists can integrate mechanical functions directly into the design in order to build functional models — without the need for tooling. 

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Prototyping technologies

Discover our extensive range of technologies to create prototypes that perform exactly as you need them to.

Prototyping materials

Choose from our range of materials to create parts with the mechanical properties, functional characteristics, or aesthetics you need. 


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Get in touch

Would you like to ask a question or begin working on a project? We’d love to hear from you. 

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