Plastic Injection Molding

Get custom plastic molded prototypes and production parts in as few as 10 business days. We provide expert engineering reviews and $500 off your first mold. Dozens of materials and finishes are available.

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Why Transportation Companies Use Additive Manufacturing

The transportation industry has some of the harshest and most extreme testing environments to ensure safe, high-quality parts.

With a wide array of rugged, high-temperature materials and versatile technologies at our disposal, we have decades of experience helping transportation customers develop consolidated, lightweight parts to create more efficient vehicles.

Innovate Rapidly
We have helped automotive suppliers and companies develop consolidated, lightweight components that lead to more efficient vehicles.

Some of the applications that have transformed the industry include complex duct work that can’t be fabricated with conventional manufacturing methods, resilient prototypes, elastomeric models, covers, enclosures, custom interior features and large paneling.

Mass Customization
a racing motorcycle goes around a turn on a race trackThe continuing advancements in 3D printing have also opened up new opportunities for production and mass-customization applications.

One of the most exciting applications realized today is the opportunity to reproduce aftermarket parts for restoring classic cars.

Fast to Market
We can help you iterate faster and test thoroughly to speed through concept modeling and prototyping.

Our continuing advancements in enterprise 3D printing has also opened up exciting new opportunities for production applications.

Put Pedal to the Metal
Discover what’s possible in transportation with our wide variety of technologies and specially formulated materials.

Injection Molding Benefits


Produce high volumes of consistent production parts with near-limitless plastic material options.


Our proprietary tooling methods allow us to deliver low-volumes of parts within one to two weeks.


Get precise, repeatable parts throughout large production at the quality you expect.

Injection Molding Materials

At Stratasys Direct we offer the largest fleet of 3D printing technologies to serve a variety of application needs.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
FDM builds strong, durable parts with production thermoplastic materials capable of withstanding high temperatures and under-the-hood pressures.

Laser Sintering (LS)
Using powdered Nylon 11 & Nylon 12, LS parts fulfill a variety of production automotive applications such as ductwork and high-heat applications.

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)
Ideal for building in batches to achieve low unit pricing, Multi Jet Fusion produces complex production parts with fine detail, including ducting, connectors and housings.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
an engineer holds up a 3d printed prototype of a steering wheelWith metals like aluminum and titanium, DMLS is ideal for complex and fine feature automotive components, as well as tough functional prototypes.

Urethane Casting
With advanced formula polymer materials, including some certified to UL-94VO and FAR 25.853, Urethane Casting can produce short runs of production parts.

CNC Machining
Ideal for highly accurate, large parts like paneling, or as a complementary technology to additive manufacturing processes, CNC machining lends precision to automotive applications.

Injection Molding
Utilize a near-limitless material catalogue to create larger runs of automotive production parts or prototypes.

We have critical knowledge derived from decades working with the automotive industry to maximize your resources and provide AS9100 and ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities to ensure consistent, high quality components.


Cutting-edge transportation manufacturers are taking advantage of 3D printing’s speed and sign freedom for prototyping vehicle designs and creating custom end-use parts.

Our teams of experts have worked alongside transportation engineers to build vehicle parts for decades.

Common Applications
Custom interiors
Aftermarket and reverse-engineered parts
Large, complex paneling
Assembly Jigs & Fixtures

Frequently Asked Questions About Injection Molding

Will Stratasys Direct Manufacturing sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)?
Yes, we will sign an NDA. We always keep customer information confidential and only release information at the customer’s discretion.

If you or your company do not have a standard NDA we can provide you with our NDA which protects both the customer and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

What is the largest part size that you can build?
In many technologies, very large parts can be built in sections and then bonded together. For a single build, FDM can produce the largest components with a maximum build envelope of 36” by 24” by 36”.

Can the size of parts be scaled up or down before printing?
Using your completed 3D design file, we can easily scale the size of an object up or down.

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