Product engineers and tooling manufacturers have much to gain from 3D printing: By generating low-cost physical prototypes early in the design process, they can check form, fit and function; gauge customer response; and compare design iterations without commitment.
It’s even possible to quickly craft end-use parts, customized for a particular job. And no longer are manufacturing professionals limited by 3D printers that are too big, unfit for the office environment, and prohibitively expensive. Today, affordable, compact, office-friendly units are moving 3D printing capabilities to the desktop and dramatically expanding the availability of high-quality prototypes and parts.
This white paper will describe how the affordable Mojo and uPrint lines of desktop 3D printers from Stratasys enable users to turn designs into reality without leaving their desks. Through case studies and expert perspectives, readers will learn about applications in the following areas:
- Making ideas tangible in the conceptual design stage
- Preparing functional prototypes
- Crafting jigs and fixtures for manufacturing
- Creating custom end-use parts