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At Advanced Prototyping, you can rely on our commitment to quality and on-time delivery for all of your 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping needs. We have designed this website so that you can get a quote online as fast as you can upload an STL (stereolithography) file. The online 3D printing quote system, found at the top right, provides these rapid prototype quotes.

Our 3D Printing Service or Additive Manufacturing makes it feasible to create 3D prototype designs that weren't possible using the two traditional ways of making things, milling and casting.

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Bring Your New Products to
the Market Faster with Rapid Prototyping

Depending on your part requirements, API will use the process that best emphasizes the characteristics that you need. We can produce rapid prototype parts of the same design with several variations or duplicates of the same part. The rapid prototypes can emphasize strength, durability, aesthetics, and moving elements. All of this helps to shorten your design cycle.

3D Designs can be supplied in any of the following formats:

  • 3D CAD model in STL
  • 3D CAD model in STP
  • 3D CAD model in IGES
  • 3D CAD model in CATIA
  • 3D CAD model in Unigraphics
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Types of Rapid Prototyping Applications

Types of Rapid Prototype Applications:

  • Automotive Interior Parts and Exterior Trim
  • Automotive Engine and Powertrain Components
  • Consumer Products
  • Medical Instruments
  • Aerospace Parts and Components

Rapid Prototyping Needs:

  • Individual or Family of Parts
  • Same Design, Several Variations
  • Multiples of the Same Designs
  • Strength and Durability

Selective Laser Sintering "SLS"

3D Systems' Sinterstations use fusible powder and directed laser heat to build and fuse the prototype layer-by-layer in the SLS process.


Unfilled (Nylon12)

Size Capacity:

Sinterstation 2500-14" x 12" x 16"

Sinterstation 2500 plus-14" x 12" x 18"

EOS-P760-27.2" x 15" x 22.9"

Distinct SLS Advantages:

The SLS process is capable of producing prototype parts with intricate or complex geometries limited accessibility, semi-flexible, thin walled geometry or high heat deflection.

Selective Laser Sintering-SLS
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3D Systems - Stereolithography "SLA"


SLA/Rigid-Accura 55 White

Accura Xtreme Grey

SLA/Rigid-DSM 10122 Clear

Size Capacity:

SLA- iPro 8000

Size Capacity: 26" x 30" x 21"


Size Capacity: 20" x 20" x 24"


Size Capacity: 10" Cube

Distinct SLS Advantages:

These SLA systems are capable of producing rapid prototype parts with high detail and accuracy.

Urethane Castings

API manufactures urethane parts from silicone molds, using a master prototype to develop the mold. The urethane liquid is mixed and injected into the silicone mold using the RIM process inside a vacuum chamber.

  • High Quality
  • Small Details
  • Multiple Colors
  • Multiple Materials
  • 25 Pieces per Mold
  • Quick 2-3 Week Delivery to Rhode Island

Rapid Prototype Design & Engineering

Unigraphics Modeling

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Our rapid prototyping customers include General Motors, Boeing, NASA, Chrysler, Ford, Anderson, American Axle, BASF, Behr, and hundreds of other medium to small size companies. Art and engineering colleges across the country also use API. Advanced Prototyping has made prototype parts for aircraft, submarines, offshore oil rigs, cars, cell phones, toys, perfume bottles, milk containers, juice bottles, computers, blood pumps, tie clips and fishing lures just to name a few.

Whether you're the biggest corporation in the world or an individual with an idea, you will get the same attention, personal service, and quality work that companies have come to expect from Advanced Prototyping.

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