With 40+ machines and 40 + materials, we specialize in additive manufacturing for prototyping and low-volume production.

With 40+ machines and 40 + materials, we specialize in additive manufacturing for prototyping and low-volume production.

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Our 6 Additive Manufacturing Technologies

To fulfill both the prototype and production needs of our clients, Midwest Prototyping has invested in a variety of industrial 3D printing technologies. These processes create 3D objects from CAD files and generate them layer by layer. Each process has unique strengths, considerations and material options.

We pride ourselves in guiding customers to the right technology for their application. If you want to learn how we can help with your project, please call or email us.  

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industries that use additive manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Design Firms
  • Medical

Aerospace

Aerospace was one of the first industries to adopt 3D printing.  Engineers and designers recognized digital manufacturing’s role in speedily creating light-weight geometrically complex parts and part consolidation.  3D printed parts can be used for design models and validation, customization, and fly-away production parts.  The Aerospace and Defense industries use digitally manufactured parts for wind tunnel models, prototyping, fixtures, guides, templates, gauges, and FST rated interior components, etc.  

For Quality Assurance Midwest Prototyping is AS9100 D Certified.

A few of the many end-use applications for digitally manufactured parts:

  • Air Filter Boxes
  • Battery Compartments
  • Electrical Housings
  • Knobs, Buttons, Clips and Clamps
  • Ductwork

Automotive

Quickly think of as many makes and models of automobiles that you can in 30 seconds. I bet you came up with quite a list. Each one of those vehicles  has hundreds of custom parts specific to that make, model and year. If you are an engineer for a major vehicle manufacturer or OEM supplier needing prototypes and low to medium-volume production, digital manufacturing is an ideal solution with reduced lead times, no tooling cost, and lower cost per part.

A few of the many applications:

  • Custom components
  • Replacement parts
  • Ductwork
  • Wind tunnel models
  • Limited edition production
Automotive engine

Consumer Products

From scoring the winning touchdown to running that extra mile, from making a smoothie to reading a book with those perfectly fitted glasses, digital manufacturing can play a role in all. Football, hockey, and biking (pedal and motor) are just a few of the sports that use 3D printed parts in helmets, padding, and even the soles of shoes. Consumer appliances such as blenders, headphones, refrigerators, and so many more also house digitally manufactured components. The possibilities are literally endless.

A few of the many applications:

  • Sporting goods
  • Appliances
  • Jewelry
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Home electronics
  • Etc. Etc. Etc.

Design
Firms

People come up with brilliant new ideas and improvements to existing products and  most don’t know how to make those concepts a reality.  Designs firms are the next step; they take ideas and put them on paper and create CAD files.  We work with design firms to make their digital models into physical prototypes.  When ready to move on to the next step Midwest can transition to full-scale production of your parts. 

Design firms dabble in a little bit of everything.

Medical

Additive manufacturing is used for medical devices from operating tools to bedside monitors to pre-surgical models. It is also used in prosthetics, custom joint replacements, and dentures.  Medicine and the medical industry can benefit greatly from the abiltiy of 3D printing to accommodate mass-customization and complex parts and assemblies that simply can’t be made any other way.

A few of the many applications:

  • Surgical instruments
  • Prosthetics
  • Dental implants
  • Lab equipment
  • Hearing aids
  • Medical Simulation

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