3D Printing in Innovation and R&D

When inspiration strikes, let your designs flow and have a tangible product in just a few hours.


  • Prototyping
  • Design Development
  • Proof of Concept
  • Material Testing

Innovation and R&D

To design or discover something new takes a team of people. 3D printing allows collaboration across the globe and the experimentation and iteration processes can often be run much more quickly and cheaply.

3D Printing has also helped a boy regain the use of his arm after an accident. MRI scans were converted and printed to give doctors a physical representation of the inside of his arm, which meant they could tailor the treatment much more effectively.

For example, historical artefacts can be scanned and then printed, allowing people all over the world to contribute to a project at the same time.

3D printing is also revolutionising the design process. Simple designs can be printed in a matter of hours, more complex ones in just a day or two. This leads to faster and cheaper prototypes, which also allows for small scale design competitions. Create quick mock-ups for concept meetings or functional prototypes to test real-life scenarios.

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Printing Examples


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