Prototype Manufacturing with Fictiv

Accelerate your product-development process, ensure quality, and transform your ideas into prototypes faster.

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ISO 9001 certified,
AS 9100 / ISO 13485 compliant

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Every part inspected
by Fictiv Quality Engineers

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Parts as fast as 2 days
*Injection molding quotes may take longer

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One easy-to-use platform
from quote to delivery

Trusted by Industry Leaders Nationwide

Stereolithography (SLA)

A high resolution, production grade technology

Lead time: 3 days
Resolution: 0.1mm
Max part size: 380x380x255mm
Tolerance: +/- 0.1mm
Materials: Acura 25, Accura ClearVue, Accura 60, Accura Xtreme Grey or White 200

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Ideal for functional testing, low to mid volumes.

Lead time: 3 days
Resolution: 0.1mm
Max part size: 340 x 340 x 600 mm (P390) or 700 x 380 x 580 mm (P760)
Tolerance: +/- (0.25 mm + 0.002mm/mm)
Materials: Nylon

PolyJet

Ideal for visual models or functional prototypes.

Lead time: 1 day
Resolution: 0.016 mm
Min part size: 5 x 5 x 5 mm
Max part size: 490 x 390 x 200 mm
Tolerance: +/- 0.2 mm
Materials: Vero, VeroClear, ABS-Like, Rubber-Like

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Accelerate time to market with production-grade 3D printing.

Lead time: 3 days
Resolution: 0.08 mm
Max part size: 380 x 284 x 380 mm
Tolerance: ± (0.3mm + 0.002mm/mm)
Materials: Nylon/ Polypropylene

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Low cost process for early stage prototypes

Lead time: 1 day
Min feature size: 1 mm
Max part size: 500 x 500 x 500 mm
Tolerance: +/- 0.5 mm or +/- 1% per inch
Materials: ABS, PETG, PLA, ABS EDS, ASA, PC, PC+ABS

Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS)

Low cost process for early stage prototypes

Lead time: 1 day
Min feature size: 1 mm
Max part size: 500 x 500 x 500 mm
Tolerance: +/- 0.5 mm or +/- 1% per inch
Materials: ABS, PETG, PLA, ABS EDS, ASA, PC, PC+ABS

3D Printing Materials

Need help choosing a material? Use our Material Selection Tool

ABS

ABS – M30i

ABS ESD

ABS-Like

Accura 25

Accura 60

Accura AMX Rigid black

Accura ClearVue

Accura Xtreme Grey or White 200

ASA

EPU 40

EPU 41

EPX 82

EPX 86FR

FPU 50

Loctite 3D 3843

Loctite 3D IND147

Loctite 3D IND405 Clear

MPU 100

Nylon

Nylon 11 Flame Retardant

Nylon 12

Nylon 6

PA 12 Glass Beads

PC-ISO

PC+ABS

PETG

Polycarbonate (PC)

Polypropylene

RPU 70

Rubber-Like

Somos Evolve

Somos PerFORM

Somos Waterclear

Somos Watershed

ST-130

TPU 88A

Ultem 1010

Ultem 9085

UMA 90

Vero

VeroClear

ABS

ABS is a plastic material that’s great for mechanical strength and early stage rough prototypes. ABS is a cost-effective material for initial prototyping applications, and with post-processing options it can offer better surface finish than PLA.

Process:
FDM 3D printing
Colors:
Black, Blue, Neutral, Red, White
Resolution:
0.25 mm
Max Print Size:
914 x 610 x 914 mm

3D Printing for Advanced Engineering

Source high-quality printed parts through every stage of your development process.

Compare Materials for Best Results

Material cards allow you to see individual material properties and filter by application during configuration.

Optimize Infill Density

Balance cost and strength by specifying infill density for FDM parts from the drop-down menu.

Improve Thread Strength

Add optional configuration for threaded inserts, upload and annotate your drawing to define hardware locations.

From Prototyping to Production

Taking your next design from early-stage testing to full production has never been so easy.
Fictiv's simplified sourcing approach takes the work out of buying your prototype, models, and production parts. Let us be your one source of success!

3D printing

Quick parts to test fit, form, or function of designs at the early development stages.

Urethane Casting

More aesthetically and functionally representative models for middle development stages.

Injection Molding

100% production quality parts for testing, bridge production, and full production stages.

“The quality and speed have never lacked, and that’s one of the things we’re really excited about with Fictiv.”

Ed Bryner

“When you’re tied to a 3D printer in one location and you’re fighting for time with other engineers it can be stressful. So Fictiv really simplified things for me and took a lot of the stress out of it.”

HEIDI FARRELL

“It’s not worth the quality trade-offs of having to go to different vendors. If I can order everything from Fictiv, and all in one location, that’s a big advantage.”

Will Rehlich

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Fictiv ensure quality with a distributed network of manufacturing partners? icon

  • Fictiv ensures parts meet our high quality standards through the following actions:
  • 1. Initial evaluation of manufacturing partners’ capabilities during the onboarding process
  • 2. Manufacturing partner training according to Fictiv’s quality management system and inspection protocols, and clearly specified control requirements that all partners must implement
  • 3. Clear communication of customer requirements to Fictiv manufacturing partners
  • 4. Continual evaluation of the performance of manufacturing partners, including regular feedback to drive continual improvement
  • 5. Periodic on-site verification of manufacturing partner controls

How does Fictiv select manufacturing partners for its global network? icon

Fictiv has a documented manufacturing partner (MP) selection process that is a core competency and differentiates Fictiv from its competitors.

Potential MPs can either apply to Fictiv for selection or Fictiv can approach potential MPs to determine if they are interested in becoming part of the network. The onboarding process starts with a basic questionnaire and then increasing rigor is applied through commercial and quality audits and the production of a complex, tight tolerance test piece. On successful completion of the test piece, the MP is conditionally qualified, although their output is scrutinized as they are ramped-up. All MP performance is tracked and reported on a weekly scorecard. The scorecard positions the MP at a ‘level’ which determines how much work they get offered as an incentive. Other controls ensure that work is offered to the most suitable MPs.

Fictiv’s quality assessment includes a review of how MPs utilize control plans, including the appropriate use of SPC and other statistical controls. Additionally, Fictiv assesses how MPs deal with planned and unplanned changes and special cause events. Fictiv also has a requirement for its MPs to control their externally provided processes, including flowing down the requirements from Fictiv as necessary.

How does Fictiv ensure the clear transfer of customer requirements to manufacturing partners? icon

Fictiv provides manufacturing partners with a clear, standardized data package that includes customer-provided 3D models and 2D drawings and Fictiv inspection sheets.

How does Fictiv verify that parts meet the established specifications? icon

Fictiv has four main methods to verify that parts meet customer requirements:

  • 1. Remote inspection of part photographs and analysis of inspection measurements
  • 2. Parts are shipped by the manufacturing partner to Fictiv’s QC lab for inspection, which includes dimensional measurement, XRF material analysis, and cosmetic inspection
  • 3. Fictiv supplier quality engineers complete a source inspection at the manufacturing partner’s facility
  • 4. 3rd party measurement service providers can be used to provide independent dimensional measurements or other non-destructive testing

What actions does Fictiv take if a manufacturing error occurs? icon

Fictiv takes full responsibility for the quality of parts manufactured in our ecosystem. When a nonconformance is reported by Fictiv’s Quality Control team, or by a Fictiv customer, email alerts are sent to manufacturing partners in order to resolve the issue and also identify the root cause of the issue to inform the required improvement action reports.

When errors occur and the manufacturing partner submits root causes and improvement actions, we specifically look for the role the control plan plays in both the root cause of the issue and also in the solution to prevent this from recurring.

How does Fictiv inspect parts for quality control? icon

All parts manufactured with Fictiv undergo inspections by our manufacturing partners, which are then verified by Fictiv either in-person or remotely. Our standard inspections verify critical dimensions using hand tools and cosmetic requirements and we can also perform advanced inspections using CMM or laser scanner technologies as well as first article inspections or other customer inspection plans such as PPAP upon request.

How will I be able to see the quality inspections performed on my parts? icon

After inspections are completed, all quality documentation is uploaded to the Fictiv platform for customers to easily access at any time through the “Orders” tab of their account. Customers can also view photos of their parts taken at inspection in real-time.

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Our dedication to quality and customer service let us deliver high-quality, precision parts at incredible speeds — so you go from prototyping to product launch, fast.

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