DESIGN BY ITERATION

Big or small, simple or complex, prototypes are essential in validating designs before investing in high volume manufacture. Additionally, prototypes are invaluable in transforming an idea into an object to explore mechanical interactions, proportions, and overall form.

ADAPTIVE PROCESS

01

SHARE YOUR
IDEA


Tell us about your idea! What problem does it solve? Who will use it? How will your idea be used?

02

STRATEGY
DEVELOPMENT


Develop a sound prototyping strategy to remain within budget while maximizing effectiveness.

03

3D CAD
MODELING


Our team of Certified SolidWorks Professionals® creates your idea in 3D computer-aided design software to help visualize your idea.

04

DESIGN FOR
PROTOTYPE


Based on Step 2, your idea will be tailored to resolve construction, form, and function for a specific prototyping process.

05

PROTOTYPE
VALIDATION


Now for the moment you've been waiting for. Here you will be able to touch, feel, and test your physical prototype to dial in final details.

06

NEXT
STEPS


Iterate on your idea to create a new and improved prototype, or use the findings to enter the next steps of production.

SUBMIT A PROJECT

The team at STEL 3D (formerly Santa Barbara 3D Printing) has the capabilities to address both quick-turn, short-term problems and full, turnkey solutions. From prototype to high-volume manufacture, our expertise drives your idea to market. Contact us today for your free quote.