3D Printing Prototype Capabilities

Crescent Industries offers 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) services and rapid prototyping services for plastic components to be used as prototypes, samples and small production runs.  These 3d printed models are produced with production grade thermoplastics so painting, gluing, sanding, drilling and bonding with other 3D printed parts can be completed just like any plastic component.

Precision Printing and 3D Prototyping Services

Our 3D printer system produces ultra-fine details for parts with complex geometries, smooth surface finishes and thin walls down to 0.6mm or 0.024”.  It can also manufacture components with functional living hinges. Our rapid prototyping and 3D printing capabilities allow for net build sizes of 19.3″ x 15.35″ x 7.9″ with a layer thickness that includes horizontal build layers down to 0.0006 inches (16 Microns) and a build resolution of 600 dpi for the X & Y axis and 1600 dpi for the Z axis.

Precision Printing and 3D Prototyping Services

Benefits & Advantages

  • Product Design Review offers solutions prior to production
  • Provides components quickly to visualize and analyze
  • Develop quality inspection parameters prior to production
  • Manufacture product fixtures prior to production
  • Provides components quickly to visualize and analyze
  • Provides overall cost-savings through general part-analysis

In each of these industries, we know quality and precision are key for each component. For that reason, we have on-site, dedicated personnel and equipment to perform part inspections for final product success, ensuring that our medical-grade plastics injection molding processes meet all necessary requirements. At Crescent Industries, we draw on our deep expertise to take on your project at any step of development — from concept to production — and are able to assist with design, engineering, manufacturability, secondary processes and more.

Our extensive experience in development and production for pharmaceutical plastic injection molding and other medical applications has given us a deep understanding of what makes a successful process, and we apply the benefits of our CNC milling service to help you achieve that. Benefits include:

Engineering- and technology-focused personnel: Our engineers take a scientific approach to design and engineering, ensuring efficiency, quality and results.

A versatile suite of capabilities: In addition to our CNC machining services, we offer a number of other services to assist you in every step of development — 3D printing for prototypes and testing, plastic injection molding for products requiring both plastic and metal components, kitting services to aid in finishing and fulfillment, and value-add services such as finishing, assembly and packaging.

Manufacturability expertise: In bridging the process from design to production, manufacturability is a key concern in ensuring quality and efficiency during production. Our engineers take manufacturability into account throughout the entire process, and can work with you to apply these best practices to your product. Factors include mold design, material selection, production time, process choice and more.

Process flexibility: Whether you are completing all production processes under our roof, or need components or products sent to another supplier, we are ready to assist you in any way we can. Whether for the full design and engineering cycle or just for a certain aspect of production, our expertise is available to make your product the best it can be.

Material Used

  • Transparent material for standard plastic simulation requiring dimensional stability & smooth surfaces
  • Polypropylene like material for similar snap fit applications
  • Family of rubber-like material suitable for various applications requiring non-slip or soft-surface
  • Family of rigid opaque materials in various colors
  • High-temperature materials for advanced testing; hot air & water flow, static applications, and exhibition modeling
  • Specialized material designed for medical & dental applications

3D Prototypes

We offer 3D prototyping and printing (Additive Manufacturing) services for plastic components to be used as prototypes, samples and small production runs. These 3D printed models are produced with production grade thermoplastics so painting, gluing, sanding, drilling and bonding with other 3D printed parts can be completed just like any plastic component.

Design & Development


At the beginning of the design process, it is important to seek first-hand knowledge of the injection molding process which can lead to better overall quality for your components. We utilize 2D and 3D computer generated files which we can easily convert into 3D printed components for you to visualize and test. We’ve invested resources into 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) in order to provide our clients with a rapid prototyping option all under a single supplier.

Design for Manufacturability


3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) offers a proactive approach to processing problems or potential concerns that can be solved before full production manufacturing begins. It can provide valuable and cost-saving insights into potential manufacturability and quality issues. Our engineers can provide consultation to determine the proper raw materials for your plastic component’s specifications and requirements.

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Industries
Served

  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Military & Defense
  • Dental
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Safety
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