AM for Consumer Products

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

Consumer products need to be functional, aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic and… just wow! With an array of materials designed to meet all those criteria, additive manufacturing gives you the chance to realise your design sooner. It enables you to explore fit and functionality options without incurring tooling costs. Parts can be overmoulded, painted, printed with desired graphics and finished to exemplary standards. And now, with materials specifically designed for production, additive manufacturing can be used to produce end parts without thinking about tooling.

Additive manufacturing for consumer products is ideal for:

Concept Visualisation

• Accelerate your product design phase. Scaled and real, tangible digital image visualisation

• Design for performance without traditional limitations

• Customise endlessly and validate for engineering


• Shorten production times for revolutionary ideas and enhance quality with rapid validation prototyping and testing

• Accelerate early stages of development with quick and inexpensive functionality testing

• Customise options based on OEM needs and enable brand differentiation

Production and LV Manufacturing

• Shrink your supply chain with low cost solutions including on demand and low volume production

• Customise batches with minimal loss from design changes

• Deliver extreme precision and unfailing endurance from design freedom

• Increase efficiencies and reduce costs with rapid, precise tooling options for vac casting, injection moulding and silicone moulding

What do you want to make today?

AM in Action: An alternative, re-usable face shield created using advanced additive manufacturing technology. Added safety for production teams and frontline staff

Charlie Modelling the Peakyshielder
The Peakyshielder Clips to a baseball cap or a bump cap

SLA in the Consumer Products Sector

Concept Visualisation

Large print areas on SLA machines enable consumer product engineers to produce robust, superbly finished, finely detailed concept models for visualization purposes.

Validation Prototyping

SLA lends itself well to improving product design at the innovation and product development stages. Parts have good, functional quality surfaces and the ability to reproduce intricate detail even for large scale pieces is second to none.


SLA is the perfect solution to low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required.


Aesthetic and functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures, tooling, snap fit designs, fluid flow analysis tools.

SLS in the Consumer Products Sector

Validation Prototyping

Creating surrogate parts to check form and fit, particularly for applications requiring high temperatures and high levels of strength and durability. SLS enables the engineer to design parts with variable wall thicknesses to increase strength to weight ratio.


SLS can help with low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required. SLS is also ideal for the creation of jigs and fixtures for pre-production parts.


Prototyping for heat resistant functional parts; complex interlocking end-use parts in very low volumes.

FFF in the Consumer Products Sector

Validation Prototyping

Check form and fit for applications requiring high levels of strength and durability.


FFF, reinforced with Kevlar, carbon or Fiberglass, produces strong, lightweight, end-use parts with considerable costs and time savings.


Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable; one-off functional parts such as electronics housings, handles and electrical components.

DLS in the Consumer Products Sector

Cut production costs with parts on demand

We know that if you are to win that race to market, you also need to be able to create multiple variations of your product in a tight time frame. You’ll need to explore consumer preferences. You’ll need to test for convenience of use. Your products will comprise complex geometries yet need to be tough enough to endure daily use.

We can help you deliver on value and on economies of scale. Our revolutionary additive manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis™ opens up endless exciting production and customisation opportunities. It produces parts with all the qualities of injection moulded plastics without the tooling costs. It offers an array of specially formulated materials, from rigid, fire-resistant polyurethanes to ultra-impact absorbent elastomers. It prints with textures, minimal layering and resolution so good you can even print wires in 1:72 scale!


Print end-use parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties. Multiple parts provide scale economics, including customized functional knobs, electrical casing.


Baby products, straps, wearable devices, containers, toys, bottles, electronic devices, keypads, lighting, sports protection, textured components simulating leather and more.