We are a few years away from a printed economy – an economy in which 3D printing will play a major role in manufacturing. As of today, 3D printing has been most useful in creating prototypes. But from the automotive to the electronics and toy industries, 3D printers will increasingly produce critical parts and finished products.

Below, you’ll find a list of industries that can benefit from 3D printing.

Innovation and experimentation are trademarks of the aerospace industry. With 3D printing, prototypes can be developed for even the most challenging geometries in a matter of hours rather than the weeks required in the past. Quick design changes can be made in a simple tweak to a computer file and the new part can be ready for testing quickly with 3D printing. Eliminating the need for expensive tooling during the design process can free designers to focus on creating lighter weight structures, boosting efficiency, reducing emissions, and other important factors. EnvisionTEC 3D printers can contribute to 3D printing both prototypes and production parts with a wide range of options in both machinery and materials.
Architecture can require significant details to be created as part of the prototype. Because architectural designs are scaled down, details are commonly lost during 3D printing. An EnvisionTEC 3D printer can reproduce the most exacting details to perfection, so that those details can be communicated to the client accurately. Fine details and smooth surfaces are trademarks of EnvisionTEC’s DLP technology, making the 3D printing of architectural models an ideal application for the Perfactory® and ULTRA® lines of 3D printers.
Our 3D Printers accuracy and speed makes for an ideal choice with automotive 3D printing. The smooth surface finish of models from the machine means little or no hand finishing of the parts are required. The low operating and maintenance costs makes the EnvisionTEC Perfactory® a cost effective, simple, highly reliable design tool to produce form fit and functional parts for complex assemblies and casting. With its unique range of resins ranging from high temperature resistance to biocompatible.
The requirement of the film and animation industries is for highly detailed models with good surface finish so that models can be used for visual mock ups, photo/film shoots and master patterns for molding. The EnvisionTEC Perfactory® DLP® process makes it an ideal choice for 3D printing for this industry as the surface finish of models straight from the machine means little or no hand finishing of the parts are required, which is essential on free form textured models.
3D printing offers an alternative solution to traditional design and manufacturing limitations. Simultaneously produce multiple design iterations so that each can be tested for form, fit, and function. At the same time, check ergonomics, and visual appeal, all without any expensive tooling.
High schools, colleges and universities are quickly adopting 3D printing technology to allow their students to be at the forefront of this technological advance. With applications so far-reaching, it is becoming more and more important that students are not only exposed to 3D printing, but also to have experience in it to benefit their future careers. Research is relying more heavily on 3D printing than ever before, from prototyping to bioprinting. At a younger level, elementary and middle school students can also benefit from the ability to see their ideas come to life in a tangible form. Teachers can print models of anything they might want to demonstrate to their classes as needed.
Effectively evaluate, optimize and communicate your prototype design with 3D printed concept models. Used in early stages of product development, 3D printing precision models reduce costs and shorten development timelines so that you can get your product to market faster and make changes instantly without waiting for expensive retooling.
Evaluate, optimize and communicate your designs with functional prototypes. Test your designs for form, fit and function in a real-world environment using 3D printing without having to rely on expensive and time-consuming tooling.
Printing Sporting Goods require prototypes with the ability to test for form, fit, and ergonomics. Our 3D printers offer a range of materials which will allow testing for all of this and more with 3D printing. The ability to produce several design iterations at once will offer both cost and time savings, allowing your designers to bring the very best products to market fast.