Plastic Types and Characteristics

3D Printing Applications for Plastics

  • Prototyping

    Solutions that streamline workflow to accelerate digital design, create appearance models and build functional prototypes.

  • Production

    Additive manufacturing at scale for plastic parts is now a reality, with the productivity, durability, repeatability, and lower total cost of operation manufacturers require.

  • Investment Casting

    Accelerate the delivery of high-quality metal products and casting patterns with 3D printed wax and SLA casting patterns.

  • Jigs and Fixtures

    Produce accurate jigs and fixtures with 3D printing to provide a fast and cost-effective way to advance your manufacturing process.

  • Explore the Best 3D Printing Technologies

    3D Systems invented 3D printing. We produce hundreds of thousands of plastic parts with our printers, plastic materials, services and specialized software. How can we help you?

  • Our Software Delivers Results

    Software is the key to transforming data from 3D scans, illuminating designs, and inspecting part quality, and is used every day to enable manufacturing for traditional and 3D-based manufacturing processes. Explore our end-to-end software portfolio today.

“With 3D printing, the real strengths so far are complexity and customization. If you have a manufacturing process where you need a lot of detail or a lot of differentiation between parts, that’s where 3D printing can play.”
— Chuck Hull, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems
  • On Demand Printing and Digital Manufacturing

    We provide professional-grade online 3D printing and manufacturing services that empower designers and engineers with the tools to design, iterate, and produce quality parts directly from digital 3D files.

Explore Real-World Examples of Applications
Hearing products manufacturer uses 100% digital workflow to design and produce custom components in 3 to 4 days.... Read more >
Innovative products are the foundation of DenMat’s existence. Robert Ibsen, DDS, founded DenMat in 1974 when he was unable to find adequate dental... Read more >
UK-based company produces bespoke loudspeakers using selective laser sintering for more accurate, higher quality sound.... Read more >
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    3D Systems invented 3D printing over 30 years ago. Put our expertise to work for you today.