Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is one of the most common applications of 3D printing and used across multiple industries. Turn your ideas into functional, high-quality prototypes faster and more efficiently than with traditional methods, and get a jumpstart on your competitors.


An investment in 3D printing for rapid prototyping is not just about bringing your work in-house. It’s about empowering every member of the development team to extend their abilities, increase their production speed, and work smarter than ever before. With 3D printing:

3D printing has become so common in rapid prototyping that it is now being used in almost every industry imaginable, from automotive and aerospace to medical and consumer goods.

Benefits of Rapid Prototyping

Create beautiful and functional prototypes faster and more efficiently than ever before.


3D printing companies have met the growing demand for rapid prototyping technology with 3D printers and 3D printing materials that speed up and enhance the prototyping process.

Delivering unrivaled realism, the Stratasys J750 is a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer ideal for prototyping. It offers full-color capability with texture mapping and color gradients, including the vivid colors line for over 500,000 color combinations. The Stratasys J750 is capable of producing parts that look and act like finished products, with no need for painting or assembly. Major brands like Unilever have used the Stratasys J750 to produce prototype parts for about five times less cost per model, while also reducing development time from weeks to hours. The F123 printer series combines powerful FDM technology with Stratasys GrabCAD Print for versatile and intelligent 3D printing. Designed for the office environment and easy to use, the F123 series’ efficiency and reliability gives it a significant advantage over low-cost consumer 3D printers, which can have less consistent part quality and more downtime. This printer line is designed to address every stage of the rapid prototyping process and includes Fast Draft print mode for operation speeds twice as fast as standard FDM print operations.
PolyJet 3D printing materials: Ideal for situations requiring product realism and a variety of material properties, PolyJet offers a wide range of colors, translucencies, and rigidness. Product developers can find special materials for applications including consumer goods, medical and dental, and engineering plastic simulation. FDM thermoplastics: Well-suited for commercial and consumer products, Stratasys FDM materials are functional and durable. General use products like ABS are well-suited for tooling, prototypes, and models, while biocompatible, high strength and sterilizable specialty materials have exciting applications in markets like medical, dental and aerospace.

To learn more about 3D printers and materials for rapid prototyping, contact our experts today or see our rapid prototyping resources below.


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