3D printing in product development

Create new iterations in no time and at almost no extra cost

Tap into the power of 3D printing for prototyping and go to market with new products faster and with more confidence. Evaluate designs, check shape and form, test prototypes, and gauge user response. As often and as quickly as you need.

3D printed tablet stand

Get product development right, faster

How designers and engineers are accelerating prototyping

  • Concepts

    Concept directions

    Evaluate as many early-stage ideas and designs, and as many times as necessary, to make a selection and proceed with confidence.

    Shape and form

    Shape and form

    Check sizes, shapes, and proportions again and again, until you get it right. Eliminate any potential production bottlenecks or design flaws.

    Functional prototypes

    Functional prototypes

    Evaluate fit, function, and manufacturability under real-life conditions. Make necessary design adjustments in next to no time and at almost no added cost.

Customer testimonial Sylatech

“The use of 3D printing has clearly transformed the way we do business. And we will continue to use 3D printing and Ultimaker to deliver benefits to our customers.”

Gordon Gunn, Sylatech

Harnessing the power of 3D printing

Better, faster, lower costs – find out how these businesses did it

  • 3D printed headphones

    BOSEbuild

    When BOSE launched its build-it-yourself BOSEbuild Headphones, it needed to implement rapid prototyping to accelerate its product-testing process. Prototype printing was the solution.

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    ABB robotics

    ABB Robotics

    ABB Robotics slashed lead times and prototyping costs with 3D printing. Weeks to hours. Hundreds of euros to tens. One feasibility test a month to five.

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    Owens Corning

    Owens Corning

    Owens Corning collaborated closely with Ultimaker to expand its XSTRAND™ line of composite material profiles, opening up new possibilities for its customers.

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Ultimaker S5 front facing

Ultimaker S5 – the key to rapid prototyping 

The 3D printer you choose for product development must be both reliable and versatile. That’s why hundreds of thousands of designers and engineers worldwide trust our market-leading dual extrusion printing experience. Not to mention quick-swap print cores for faster or more detailed prints.

Ultimaker materials

Your shortcut to print success

  • Ultimaker PLA drill

    Ultimaker PLA

    • Easy
    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Multi-color
    • Visual
    • Translucent
    • Transparent
    Ultimaker Tough PLA press tool

    Ultimaker Tough PLA

    • Easy
    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Tough
    Ultimaker ABS wall socket functional part

    Ultimaker ABS

    • Tough
    • High strength
    • Multi-color
  • Ultimaker Nylon tripod prototype

    Ultimaker Nylon

    • Tough
    • Wear resistant
    • Translucent
    • Low friction
    Ultimaker CPE funnel

    Ultimaker CPE

    • High strength
    • Multi-color
    • Translucent
    CPE Plus gear

    Ultimaker CPE+

    • High strength
    • Heat resistant
    • Translucent
  • Ultimaker PC bicycle manufacturing maintenance tool

    Ultimaker PC

    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Tough
    • Heat resistant
    • Flame retardant
    • Translucent
    Ultimaker PP shampoo bottle functional prototype

    Ultimaker PP

    • Flexible
    • Wear resistant
    • Translucent
    Ultimaker TPU 95A flexible head gasket

    Ultimaker TPU 95A

    • Flexible
    • Tough
    • Wear resistant
  • Ultimaker PVA water-soluble support

    Ultimaker PVA

    • Support material
    • Water-soluble
    Ultimaker Breakaway jig with support

    Ultimaker Breakaway

    • Support material
    • Easy
Community discussion

Learn from our community of experts

Become part of an ever-growing community of like-minded and enthusiastic designers and engineers using 3D printing for prototyping. Whether you’re new to rapid prototype printing, or a veteran, learn from peers and other professionals or help them with their specific product development challenges.