Chicago 3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing
- 50+ advanced polymers and metals
- 6 state-of-the-art 3D printing technologies
- 1 day minimum lead time and nationwide next-day shipping
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Cutting Edge 3D Printing in Chicago
Inside Forge Labs
There is no lost time communicating with manufacturing partners or shipping parts between facilities. We have complete control over your part production, and we can respond to changing needs within minutes.
Quality & Inspection Reports.
Our facilities operate using ISO 9001 guidelines so we can manage part quality at every step of the process.
Medical Manufacturing Facilities.
We are set up for dedicated Biocompatible USP Class VI medical manufacturing.
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3D Printing Materials
We offer Chicago's largest selection of industrial 3D printing resins, plastics & metals.
Choose from over 50 highly functional additive materials along a broad spectrum of mechanical, thermal, chemical and electrical properties. Whether you're working on visual prototypes, end-use engineering parts, fine art pieces, movie props, medical devices, or enclosures for electronics, you'll find the perfect material for your application.
Industry Highlight: 6 Iconic Marvel Props
3D printing has been the secret behind how Marvel Studios has created a number of the iconic props and intricate costumes that we know and love. As far back as 2008, 3D printing has been an integral part of their production pipeline allowing their prop masters to rapidly create prototypes that test the fit and designs with actors and even manufacture the final prop itself for the big screen. Today, 3D printing is used by almost every single production company but Marvel was one of the first production companies to pioneer the technology for the big screen and manufacture designs that would be impossible with any other technology.
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing has been used in automotive design & prototyping for decades, however recent advancements have dramatically expanded the potential applications of the technology.
Manufacturing architectural models with 3D printing enables designers to swiftly create complex models in various resins and polymers for trade shows, presentation centers, and client meetings.
3D printing has revolutionized medical device design, development, and manufacturing, allowing customization, biocompatible materials, improved design, and rapid prototyping. This plays a vital role in developing medical devices that enhance patient outcomes and quality of life.
Aerospace designers and engineers embrace 3D printing to optimize geometries and reduce part weight beyond previous limits. Replacing machined parts with 3D printed ones leads to aircraft with reduced fuel costs and improved performance.
Forge Labs collaborates with industrial designers and engineers for quick iteration through high-quality prototyping with fast turn-around times. 3D printing allows building complex, functional models in real-world plastics, enabling comprehensive testing before tooling.
Film and TV
3D printing technology has transformed filmmakers' prop and costume creation, offering unmatched benefits over traditional methods. Forge Labs excels in bringing complex concept art to life using advanced 3D printing technologies.
Frequently Asked Questions
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