3D printing in industrial design

The use of 3D printing in your company:

  • Eases the creation of project versions
  • Accelerates the entire manufacturing process
  • Allows retention of know-how within the organisation

Industrial design would not exist without prototypes. They allow us to test in real conditions what previously could be only presented on a computer screen. Before we begin the complex manufacturing process that can continue for many months, it is important to carry out a prototyping process. Determining the ergonomics and functionality of a design, and the accompanying impressions of the product are important points in the designer’s work.

Design projects available through 3D printers are an opportunity to experiment with form and usability. 3D printing is fast and low cost, so verifying 1:1 projects is a cost effective way to work on new models. It is easy to find structural errors or oversights in a model, and thus make changes that will affect the final acceptance of the product.

Having a fully functional, working prototype in your hands, it is easier to assess how it will behave, how it will affect its environment and how it will interact with users. The creation of such 3D prints uses materials including PC-ABS-47 and ABS-42, thermoplastic materials of great versatility, durable and simple for further processing.

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