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Toy Design Made Easier with Additive Manufacturing | ProtoCAM

July 12, 2016


What Kind of Toys Can You Make with Additive Manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing is an ideal way to make custom toys and toy prototypes. Toy prototypes can be used for marketing research, packaging design, or for testing the toy with focus groups and children.

Get a feel for your toy idea

Whether you’re a major toy manufacturer or an independent designer, additive manufacturing can improve your product development.

Additive manufacturing’s extreme level of detail shows you exactly what the production part will look like before you undergo full-run manufacturing. You’ll see surface contours such as seams, screws, and fasteners. No matter how you plan to mass produce your toy, additive manufacturing is the ideal way to prototype.

Speed up your development

Additive manufacturing also helps you get your prototype fast. While typical turnaround times are a rapid 2 to 4 days, we occasionally deliver to customers as quickly as the same day.

Engineering and design assistance is one of the many services ProtoCAM provides that can get your project up and running quickly, especially if you’re starting from a sketch or idea. If you already have a digital model of your toy, we’ll review and make sure it’s optimized for the additive manufacturing process. If not, we can help connect you with experienced designers to help ensure your project goes smoothly.

With over two decades of toy manufacturing expertise, we often suggest ways to make your design stronger, less expensive, or easier to mass produce.

Choose from urethane, epoxy, silicone rubber, metal, or new advanced digital materials for your toy or prototype. If you’re not sure what’s best, we’ll help you choose the proper material. Whatever your goals for the product, we’ll help you get there.

Produce top-quality toys and prototypes

ProtoCAM has a long history of working with toy makers. Past projects include action figures, vehicles, construction toys, and puzzles. Brands that we’ve worked with include Crayola, Transformers, Pez dispensers, K’NEX, Star Wars figures and vehicles, and Hasbro.

If you have a project in mind, contact us to explore working together. Have your digital models ready to go? Request a quote here.