Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

To fulfill both prototype and production needs, Midwest Prototyping has invested in a variety of technologies that fall under the broad term of "Additive Manufacturing." All of these processes generate 3D structures from CAD files and build the components layer by layer. Each process has unique features and material options. We are happy to discuss their relative strengths and weaknesses. Click on a process below to learn more.




Stereolithography is a process utilizing a precise UV laser to create 3D structures in a vat of liquid polymer, curing it upon contact with the laser light.



Selective laser sintering is an additive manufacturing process that heats and fuses a powder material to create a solid 3D structure.


Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) is a process using a UV light to continually cure photosensitive resin to create parts with production-grade strength and surface features

Polyjet Additive Manufacturing


The Material Jetting process utilizes movable print heads that jet photopolymer onto a build platform. The material is cured by UV light, creating a solid structure.


Multi Jet Fusion is a 3D printing process that heats and fuses a powder material to create a solid 3D structure

FDM Additive Manufacturing


Fused Deposition Modeling is a process that heats a thermoplastic filament and deposits it onto a build platform, creating a 3D structure.