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
Explore Real-World Examples of Applications
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Proven throughput, quality, and ability to run best-in-class plastic and composite materials drives Sauber’s choice of 3D Systems for fast-paced car and aerodynamics development....
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Patented performance fit systems advance through iterations with intricate and durable 3D printed parts for direct, on-shoe testing....
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