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Concept Modeling

//Communicate ideas; act on inspiration

With in-house concept modeling, you can prove out your next big inspiration, incorporate improvements early, get a jump on marketing activities, and filter out failures before they become costly.

Concept modeling lets small design and engineering firms extend their reach by testing out more ideas and developing only the right projects. For large companies, concept modeling within departments — or even in individual cubicles — is a way to hone ideas before presenting them to superiors. 3D printed concept models are valuable communication tools, conveying ideas to colleagues, clients and marketers in a way that a computer model never could.

Stratasys FDM Technology provides affordable, durable concept models in production-grade thermoplastics. Office–friendly FDM 3D Printers turn out small models in hours and large models in days. FDM concept models can be drilled, sanded or painted if desired.

Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing technology produces the most realistic models of any 3D printing process. You can incorporate multiple materials into one automated build to create models that look and feel like finished products, with fine details, smooth surfaces, rigid housings, soft-touch buttons, lettering, rubber-like seals and even clear components.

Brooks Running
Brooks Running steps up design validation with 3D printing

“We’ve seen the number of project delays drastically reduced thanks to our eight-hour print time. Even with redesign, we can get files, prototypes and review them all within a 10-hour span. Design validation literally takes half the time with our 3D printer.” – Kenny Krotzer / Brooks Running

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