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Industrial Design Industry

Industrial Design Industry

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3D Printing Services For Industrial Designers

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.

Industrial Manufacturing Services

Rapid Prototyping

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.

Working 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.

Manufacturing End-Use Parts

Many of the materials we offer are suitable for end-use, many of our customers opt 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. 

 

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Recommended 3D Printing Technologies for Industrial Designers

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Stereolithography

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Multi-Jet Fusion

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Selective Laser Sintering

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Fused Deposition Modeling

Case Studies


3D Printing the new Tim Horton's Lid

How Forge Labs translated concept designs into 3D models for more than 20 unique lid prototypes and renders using Stereolithography rapid prototyping.

3D Printing Drill enclosures

FDM allowed Robbox Tools to  inexpensively 3D print multiple iterations of the enclosures for their drills, drivers, and attachments .