Concept modelling is a critical phase of the design process in every industry, from automotive to aerospace. 3D printed parts can be created in a few hours, and are being used to enhance communication amongst project teams and aid in the discovery of design flaws early in the design cycle.

The benefits arising include:

  • Reducing development costs by verifying form, fit and function at an early stage;
  • Evaluation of ergonomics and aesthetics;
  • Reducing (often eliminating) design modifications to production tooling;
  • Improving team communication and reducing lead-time to market; and
  • Reducing the tooling costs by printing patterns, or casting components, from 3D printed moulds.


Continuous development and improvement is an essential ingredient for success in this competitive market. Teams need a partner that can consistently deliver on time, every time, that offer great value for money, and world class levels of customer service.

We can quickly create early stage concept models, of almost any complexity, directly from digital data. 3D printing can accelerate the design process, and bring products to market faster, and at a lower cost, without compromising on the performance characteristics and specifications.

The engineering expertise within our team has enabled 3D printing Engineering to develop a unique processes initially targeted at wind tunnel applications within Formula One racing.

Engineering design

3D Printing Engineering can create concept models, functional prototypes and presentation models for evaluating and refining designs, including finite element analysis (FEA) results, and packaging.

Industrial applications also include making patterns and moulds for metal castings, RTV moulding, urethane casting applications, carbon composite tooling, and washout mandrels.

Architecture, fashion & the arts

Architects and artists are creating from 3D data, models of their designs, and prototypes in designing critical elements of their work. Artists can for example, produce custom avatars and figurines from 3D data generated by electronic games, and other creations.

Fashion designers are now able to 3D print their designs, for example, jewellery, bikinis, shoes and dresses.

Other markets

3D printing is being used in an ever wider range of markets and applications:

  • In Education, where students are bringing their digital concepts into the real world, turning ideas into 3D colour models.
  • In Healthcare, 3D models are being produced with the benefit of reduced operating time, enhancing patient and physician communication, and improving patient outcomes.

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