3D Printing Rapid Rrototype

Experience the limitless possibilities of 3D Printing Rapid Prototyping. Utilizing additive manufacturing, we craft a vast array of rapid prototypes, including mechanical components, functional models, visual prototypes, and even small-batch production samples. Our advanced technology ensures precision and efficiency, allowing for rapid iteration and validation of your designs. Explore the forefront of innovation with our additive manufacturing solutions.

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 Advantages of 3D Printing Rapid Prototyping

Speed: 3D printing enables rapid turnaround times, allowing for quick iteration and testing of designs.

Cost-effectiveness: It eliminates the need for expensive tooling and molds, reducing upfront costs, especially for small batch production.

Customization: 3D printing offers high flexibility in design modifications, enabling the creation of highly customized prototypes.

Complexity: It can produce intricate geometries and complex designs that may be challenging or impossible with traditional manufacturing methods.

Waste reduction: Additive manufacturing generates minimal material waste compared to subtractive manufacturing processes, contributing to sustainability efforts.

Accessibility: With the advancement of technology, 3D printing is becoming more accessible to a wider range of industries and applications.

Prototyping flexibility: It allows for the creation of functional prototypes, visual models, and even end-use parts, providing versatility in prototyping needs.

Functional Prototyping

Functional prototyping can be achieved through various additive manufacturing processes, each offering unique capabilities to meet specific needs. Technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) are commonly used for this purpose. SLS enables the creation of functional prototypes with material properties closely resembling injection-molded plastics, while SLA produces highly detailed prototypes with smooth surface finishes. FDM offers affordability and versatility, allowing for the creation of prototypes with a wide range of thermoplastic materials. Examples of functional prototypes made through these processes include automotive parts, medical devices, consumer electronics casings, and mechanical components.

  1. Automotive parts: Prototypes of engine components, interior trim pieces, brackets, and housings for testing fit, form, and function.
  2. Medical devices: Surgical guides, prosthetic limbs, patient-specific implants, and instrument prototypes for validation and testing.
  3. Consumer electronics: Casings for smartphones, tablets, and wearables, as well as functional prototypes of electronic components for testing and validation.
  4. Aerospace components: Ducting, brackets, and housings for aircraft and spacecraft, as well as prototypes of structural components for testing aerodynamics and structural integrity.
  5. Industrial machinery parts: Functional prototypes of gears, valves, and housings for machinery and equipment testing and validation.

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Accelerates Product Development With SLS 3D Printing

Accelerate your product development journey with SLS 3D Printing. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology empowers rapid prototyping with a variety of materials, including nylon, thermoplastic elastomers, and glass-filled nylon, among others. This versatile approach enables the creation of functional prototypes for a wide range of industrial and consumer products. Examples include automotive components like intake manifolds and brackets, consumer electronics casings, medical device prototypes such as surgical guides, and aerospace components like ducting and housings. With SLS 3D Printing, bring your innovative ideas to life swiftly and efficiently.

Product Validation

Product validation involves testing product tolerances with the actual manufacturing process in mind, ensuring that designs are feasible for mass production. This process includes comprehensive in-house and field testing to verify functionality and durability before moving forward with mass production. By leveraging a combination of 3D printed rapid tooling and traditional manufacturing processes such as injection molding, thermoforming, or silicone molding, companies can efficiently validate product designs.

For example, in automotive manufacturing, product validation may involve creating test jigs and fixtures using 3D printed rapid tooling to ensure that components fit together precisely and meet required tolerances. Similarly, in the medical device industry, product validation may include conducting rigorous testing on prototypes manufactured using a combination of 3D printing and traditional molding processes to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and safety requirements.

Custom test jigs and fixtures play a crucial role in simplifying functional testing during product validation. These fixtures are tailored to the specific requirements of each product and are designed to gather consistent data across multiple testing scenarios. By utilizing these tools, companies can streamline the validation process and identify any potential issues early on, saving time and resources in the long run.

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Common Materials Used for 3D Printing Prototyping

FilamentSpecial PropertiesUsesStrengthDensity (kg/m3)FlexibilityDurabilityDifficulty to printPrint Temperature (°C)Bed Temperature (°C)Printing notes
Easy to print
Biodegradable, though only in very specific conditions
Consumer ProductsMedium1240LowMediumLow180 – 230No heated bed needed or, 60-80C are recommended also
Impact resistant
Functional PartsMedium1010MediumHighMedium210 – 25050 – 100
PETG (XT, N‑Vent) 
More flexible than PLA or ABS
AllMedium1270HighHighMedium220 – 235No heated bed needed
AllHigh1020HighHighMedium220 – 26050 – 100Hygroscopic, keep sealed when not in use
Extremely flexible
Elastic Parts
LowHighMediumHigh225 – 23540Print very slowly
Extremely flexible
Elastic Parts
LowHighMediumHigh225 – 235No heated bed neededPrint slowly
WoodWood-like finishHome DecorMedium1400MediumMediumMedium195 – 220No heated bed needed
Support structures when using ABS on a dual extrusion printer.Low1040MediumHighMedium210 – 25050 – 100

Why Choose Modo Rapid for 3D Printing Prototyping?

Limitless Variety: Select from an extensive array of material options, finishes, tolerances, markings, and certifications tailored to your specific needs.

Convenience: Enjoy seamless delivery to your doorstep, eliminating the complexities of sourcing, project management, logistics, or shipping.

3D printing medical prototypeAssured Quality: Rest assured with our ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485, IATF 16949:2016, and AS9100D certifications, ensuring the highest standards of quality and reliability.

3D Printing Services Available at Modo Rapid

Metal 3D Printing Service

Our Metal 3D Printing Service offers cutting-edge additive manufacturing technology, allowing for the precise creation of metal components with unparalleled complexity and accuracy. From concept to creation, we provide comprehensive support, including design optimization, material selection, prototyping, and production. With a wide range of metal materials available, coupled with our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we ensure the highest quality and performance standards for your metal parts. Whether you need prototypes, customized components, or small-batch production, our Metal 3D Printing Service delivers innovative solutions to meet your exact specifications and requirements.

Color 3D Printing Service

At Modo Rapid, we specialize in high-quality color 3D printing services using advanced PolyJet™, FDM, binder jetting, material jetting, and other additive manufacturing techniques. With access to over 600,000 colors and various finishes, we ensure top-notch results for your projects.

In color 3D printing, a 3D CAD file is created to define the part’s shape, style, material, and color. This file is then sliced and uploaded into our 3D printers, where the part is manufactured layer by layer, with colors printed within each layer. The result? Vibrant, accurately colored parts that meet both functional and aesthetic requirements. Our full color 3D printing services are ideal for a wide range of applications, including figures, models, toys, movie props, rapid prototyping, educational models, architectural components, artistic projects, and more. Trust Modo Rapid to deliver vividly colored parts with precision and excellence.

Large Scale 3D Printing Service

At Modo Rapid, we excel in delivering premium Large Scale 3D Printing Services, also known as Large Format 3D Printing. Our capabilities extend to producing single-print metal parts up to 9” (using DMLS) and single-print plastic parts up to 3’x2’x3’. Moreover, we can accommodate any part size through part bonding techniques.

The applications of large scale 3D printing are diverse and limitless. While commonly used for full-scale models, single print components, and large prototypes, it also offers solutions for projects that would otherwise be labor-intensive and costly with traditional manufacturing methods.

Our Large Scale 3D Printing services encompass a wide range of materials, including both plastic and metal options. From ABS, PC, and PLA to Aluminum and inconel, we offer a comprehensive selection to meet diverse project requirements and specifications.