Appearance Models

Test your design with an accurate 3D model
At 3D Print Shop, you can quickly and easily transform your digitized concept into a functional 3D model. With a wide range of materials and processes to fit your needs, you can now produce a highly accurate model within your budget.
Your appearance model lets you see, touch, and feel your design in its true physical form. It allows you to demonstrate features and functionality. Major industries rely on appearance models to test the performance and strength of their designs under simulated conditions, such as wind tunnels for aerodynamic testing. They are also used for design verification and as working models in trade shows.
3D Print Shop assists individuals, small businesses and large corporations in transforming their ideas into functional physical models. We offer a wide range of materials with a mix of 3D printing and traditional processes to help you create appearance models with detailed working parts, including hinges, wheels, electrics and electronics.
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Learn About our Appearance Model Processes

3D Print Shop offers a range of digital manufacturing solutions to help design and engineering teams, small businesses, and individuals turn their digital models into physical reality. As our valued customer, you gain access to our advanced digital processes and support from our team of experts.

Check out some of the 3D printing and manufacturing processes in our facilities around the US.

3D Printing - Stereolithography SLA


Delivers highly accurate parts with smooth finishes. Popular 3D printing process capable of printing complex shapes and detailed parts. Create small or large models up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) in high resolution, free from distortions.

3D Print Shop - Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective Laser Sintering

Ideal for quick delivery of prototypes without additional tooling. Allows for accurate production in a range of high-quality materials. Create high-quality prototypes and parts with complex geometries.

3D Print Shop - ColorJet Printing

ColorJet Printing

Fast and cost-effective 3D printing technique ideal for full-color concept models. Produce parts with complex geometries and accurate models with high-quality finishes. Surface can be further smoothened with a clear coating.

3D Print Shop - Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Advanced direct metal printing process without the need for additional tooling. Perfect for the fine production of metal parts where traditional methods are not an option. High-quality 3D printing of objects.

3D Print Shop - Cast Urethane

Cast Urethane

Rapid prototyping process providing a wide range of material options. High accuracy in finished product comparable to injection molded parts, including feel, texture, color, and appearance. Ideal for low-volume pieces.

3D Print Shop - Die Casting

Die Casting

Ideal for volume production of strong metal parts with complex shapes and fine details. Reusable mold ensures consistency in production and quick turnaround. Versatile, high-speed production of prototypes or final product.

On-demand Manufacturing

Understanding your requirements and objectives is important to us. We'll listen and work together to ensure your 3D project is a success.
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