Rapid Prototyping Redefined: Scaling Production with 3D Printing

The aerospace, automotive, medical, and packaged goods industries rely on the latest 3D printing technologies to make functional or aesthetic prototypes. Here at HLH Proto, we have the most advanced and proven technologies to transform their ideas and concepts into tangible parts and products. Among these is FDM 3D printingor fused deposition modeling. In this blog, we discuss how it can scale production and meet your rapid prototyping needs.

Understanding FDM 3D printing and rapid prototyping

Fused deposition modeling often comes to mind when people imagine the 3D printing process. Despite being one of the most versatile and common additive manufacturing technologies, FDM is frequently misunderstood.

Many assume it’s only suitable for creating basic models and prototypes. This is not true. Here at HLH, we have a wealth of experience using FDM 3D printing to produce parts for demanding applications in the automotive and aerospace industries, among others. Partnering with a reliable service provider like us can be crucial when you need FDM 3D printing for rapid prototyping.

3D printing technologies are rapid prototyping solutions that enable faster development cycles, more design and customization flexibility, and competitive pricing. At HLH Proto, our solutions eliminate multi-step production planning and simplify the supply chain. Plus, we take the guesswork out of choosing materials by offering handpicked options that mimic the properties of PLA, ABS, PC, ASA, or TPU.

How FDM 3D printing helps scale the production process

FDM 3D printing saves you time and money during product development in the following ways:

  • Strong parts: At HLH Proto, we can make FDM-printed parts from high-performance plastics that can withstand the elements.
  • Large build: Our production capabilities are greater, thanks to our large build volumes up to 24 x 36 x 36”.
  • Complex parts: Designs that are too complex or expensive for CNC machining can be printed with fused deposition modeling. We can deliver parts with complex geometries at no extra cost.
  • Rapid turnaround: Fused deposition modeling eliminates tooling, effectively reducing manufacturing timelines from weeks to days.

Allow us to speed up your innovation and time to market with our FDM 3D printing service here at HLH Proto. Request a quote now to learn how we can scale your prototyping needs with our solution.


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