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How Industrial Designers are using 3D Printing

Rapidly prototype highly accurate 3D printed parts across 50+ functional resins, plastics and metals that look and perform like the final product. 

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How Industrial Designers are using 3D Printing

Rapidly prototype highly accurate 3D printed parts across 50+ functional resins, plastics and metals that look and perform like the final product. 

Talk To Our Experts
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Next Day Prototypes

Quick turnaround enables just in time manufacturing of 3D printed parts when you need them.

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Part Accuracy of +/- 0.1mm

Accurate prototypes for true-to-life fit testing that look good & perform like the final product.

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Place Orders 24/7

Get instant quotes in 50+ durable, functional plastics and metals 24/7.

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Next Day Prototypes

Quick turnaround enables just in time manufacturing of 3D printed parts when you need them.

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Part Accuracy of +/- 0.1mm

Accurate prototypes for true-to-life fit testing that look good & perform like the final product.

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Place Orders 24/7

Get instant quotes in 50+ durable, functional plastics and metals 24/7.

How 3D Printing Accelerates Product Development

Designing products for people is an incredibly complicated endeavor. When function is just one of the guiding constraints, it can be difficult to predict how a product will perform in the world. There are a wide range of other factors to consider, such as ergonomics, aesthetics, user interface, or durability. These are difficult to prove out in a controlled environment. This is where 3D printing comes in allowing industrial designers the opportunity to not only test fit and form, but also function as well.  The technologies and materials we offer has no limit, allowing designers to use them in real world applications just the same as they would a traditionally machined part. With the advantages of 3D printing, designers are now able to iterate faster than before, while still maintaining the strength, look and functionality of their final product without compromise.

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Precision Rapid Prototyping 

High Accuracy Parts for Precision Fit Testing

Forge Labs works with industrial designers and engineers to quickly iterate through design concepts by enabling high-quality prototyping with fast turn around times. 3D printing allows for complex, functional models to be built in real world plastics, making it possible to test form, function and feel before tooling even begins.

We offer the industries most advanced 3D Printing technologies allowing for prototypes to be created with tolerances as high as +/- 0.1mm, details down to 0.2mm and features as thin as 0.7mm whilst still maintaining part strength.  Parts & prototypes can be printed directly from CAD in as few as 1-4 business days, a time savings that allows for additional testing, improved designs, and reduced risks before tool investment. Our wide selection of materials allows designers the freedom to test everything from soft rubbers, to flame-resistant plastics and metals

 

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Functional Prototypes

Prototypes Suitable for Real World  Functional Testing

Forge Labs 3D prints using the same real world plastics & metals found in everyday products allowing designers the opportunity to test not only fit, but also function as well. While 3D printing has historically been the go to solution for rapid prototyping, many of the materials we offer are suitable for end-use allowing our clients to produce mid-volume runs with additive manufacturing so they can remain responsive to feedback gained from having their product in the wild. Forge Labs offers functional end-use materials that offer final product aesthetics such as Nylon 12 using Powder Bed Fusion for both functional testing and low-volume production. 

How 3D Printing Accelerates Product Development

Designing products for people is an incredibly complicated endeavor. When function is just one of the guiding constraints, it can be difficult to predict how a product will perform in the world. There are a wide range of other factors to consider, such as ergonomics, aesthetics, user interface, or durability. These are difficult to prove out in a controlled environment. This is where 3D printing comes in allowing industrial designers the opportunity to not only test fit and form, but also function as well.  The technologies and materials we offer has no limit, allowing designers to use them in real world applications just the same as they would a traditionally machined part. With the advantages of 3D printing, designers are now able to iterate faster than before, while still maintaining the strength, look and functionality of their final product without compromise.

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Precision Rapid Prototyping 

High Accuracy Parts for Precision Fit Testing

Forge Labs works with industrial designers and engineers to quickly iterate through design concepts by enabling high-quality prototyping with fast turn around times. 3D printing allows for complex, functional models to be built in real world plastics, making it possible to test form, function and feel before tooling even begins.

We offer the industries most advanced 3D Printing technologies allowing for prototypes to be created with tolerances as high as +/- 0.1mm, details down to 0.2mm and features as thin as 0.7mm whilst still maintaining part strength.  Parts & prototypes can be printed directly from CAD in as few as 1-4 business days, a time savings that allows for additional testing, improved designs, and reduced risks before tool investment. Our wide selection of materials allows designers the freedom to test everything from soft rubbers, to flame-resistant plastics and metals

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Functional Prototypes

Prototypes Suitable for Real World  Functional Testing

Forge Labs 3D prints using the same real world plastics & metals found in everyday products allowing designers the opportunity to test not only fit, but also function as well. While 3D printing has historically been the go to solution for rapid prototyping, many of the materials we offer are suitable for end-use allowing our clients to produce mid-volume runs with additive manufacturing so they can remain responsive to feedback gained from having their product in the wild. Forge Labs offers functional end-use materials that offer final product aesthetics such as Nylon 12 using Powder Bed Fusion for both functional testing and low-volume production. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Case Studies | Industrial Design 3D Printing


3D Printing the new Tim Horton's Lid

New Tim Horton Lid Redesign

How 3D Printing was used to rapidly iterate, prototype and and accelerate product development of the new iconic Tim Horton's lid.

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3D Printing Drill enclosures

Robbox Tools Prototyping

How 3D Printing was used to accelerate product development, rapidly iterate and save time and money in the development of Robbox's new smart power tools.

Read Case Study ->

Case Studies | Industrial Design


3D Printing the new Tim Horton's Lid

New Tim Horton Lid Redesign

How 3D Printing was used to rapidly iterate, prototype and and accelerate product development of the new iconic Tim Horton's lid.

Read Case Study ->

3D Printing Drill enclosures

Robbox Tools Prototyping

How 3D Printing was used to accelerate product development, rapidly iterate and save time and money in the development of Robbox's new smart power tools.

Read Case Study ->