Appearance Models 


Functional models with exceptional detail and accuracy

Our precise appearance models transform your design into working reality. We provide a comprehensive range of materials, processes, and expertise that is trusted by major manufacturers across the world.

3D Systems offers a wide range of materials and processes, from 3D printing to injection molding, that combine to create real, functional appearance models that bring design concepts to reality; in both plastics and metals. We are the 3D appearance modeling partner to some of the world’s most recognized automotive brands and industrial and consumer goods manufacturing companies.

Appearance models allow for simulation tests, aerodynamic wind tunnel analyses, trade show support, human factors tests, and design verification. Using a combination of materials and technology, we are able to produce appearance models with working hinges, wheels, lighting, electronics, and accurate colors, with functional accuracy.


Learn About our Appearance Model Processes

  • Stereolithography
  • Selective Laser Sintering
  • Direct Metal Printing
  • ColourJet Printing
  • Cast Urethane
  • CNC Machining 
  • Sheet Metal
  • Die Casting
  • Low-Volume Injection Mold Tooling & Parts


For more information on how 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing services, call an expert today on +61 3 9819 4422 or email [email protected]


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