On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing: Industrial vs. Desktop

Over the past few decades, 3D printing has grown from an emerging technology to an essential manufacturing process. Its ability to quickly build complex parts for both prototyping and end-use production has made it a critical development tool, as companies try to keep pace with shortening product life cycles.

In this webinar, we’ll compare the current capabilities of desktop 3D printing to industrial-grade additive manufacturing processes and help determine which is right for your application.

In this presentation, we’ll explore:

  • Desktop 3D printing capabilities compared to industrial-grade processes
  • Design considerations before you build
  • Different outsourcing options available
  • How to determine the right process for your application


Eric Utley, Application Engineer, Protolabs