Rapid Prototyping

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Rapid prototyping with a Stratasys 3D Printer and services from Javelin helps Canadian design and manufacturing companies turn great ideas into successful products faster than ever before.

3D printing your prototypes directly from CAD data enables fast, frequent revisions based on real-world testing and feedback.

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3D Print your Prototypes

  • Are you a part of an engineering team that needs to bring products to market faster?
  • Are you a product designer striving for greater innovation or customization?
  • Or are you an educator who wants to boost engagement with exciting classroom projects?

Stratasys 3D Printing is the rapid prototyping solution you need for product development and testing.

Plug and play prototyping

Learn about the Stratasys F123 printer series. An affordable, plug & play solution that can handle just about any prototyping requirement - from concept verification and design validation to functional performance.


Get to market faster by building prototypes quickly in-house. Correct errors and make improvements early in the design process when it’s least costly.

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Design iteratively

No matter what you design, you almost never achieve a flawless product right out of the gate. Rigorous testing, evaluation and refinement are the best means to assess what works and what doesn’t. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing provides the flexibility required to make this crucial trial and error process possible for physical products.

Reduce scrap and rework

In general, the later a problem is discovered, the more costly it will be to correct. Finding and fixing problems early in the design cycle is essential to preventing scrap, rework and retooling. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows industrial designers and engineers more revisions in less time, so they can test thoroughly while still reducing time to market.

Communicate ideas

Physical models convey ideas to collaborators, clients and marketers in ways computer models can’t. Rapid prototyping facilitates the clear, detailed feedback essential to product success, and lets designers quickly respond to input.

Test in the real world

Know exactly how your products will look and perform before investing in tooling. A wide range of 3D printing materials can produce tough functional prototypes for highly accurate performance testing, or realistic models that look and feel like your finished products. Photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals and composite materials provide a full spectrum of material properties, many of which withstand secondary processes like sealing, polishing, painting, metallization or electroplating.

Rapid Prototyping Examples

Take a look at the type of functional models you can 3D print

Need to Rapid Prototype?

We recommend the Stratasys F370 3D Printer