Research Engineers
We could be your new research partner

Feel empowered with project validation, rapid prototyping, and flexible support

At 3devo, we know only too well that Research Engineers in the 3D printing industry face the constant challenge of not just keeping pace, but staying ahead. Rapid prototyping and validation are critical, especially when it comes to transforming new materials and compounds into viable 3D printing filament.

We truly believe that our machines are valuable tools to assist in the speed, flexibility, and accuracy required for your research projects.

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Research Engineer

Challenges & Solutions

At a Glance

Pain point

Project Viability

Pain Point: Uncertainty over project success and likelihood of material extrusion.

3devo's Solution: Guarantee project success with our Validation Step, leveraging in-depth material insights and a suite of services to enhance your filament extrusion outcomes.

Pain point

Speed of Development

Pain Point: Need for faster testing in development cycles.

3devo's Solution

Extrude - Purge - Repeat

Our machines promote rapid prototyping by enabling the quick processing of multiple materials in a single day and providing thorough onboarding for immediate, informed operation.

Pain point

Process Efficiency

Pain Point: Maximizing machine efficiency for optimal value and results.

3devo's Solution: Our Success Subscription gives you access to our team of Materials Specialists. They will assist as an occasional guide, collaborative partner, or lead navigator, adapting to whatever role best supports your process and goals.  

Pain point

Machine Investment

Pain Point: Difficulty in finding versatile equipment for diverse material experiments.

3devo's Solution: Our machines combine intuitive design with an extensive range of material extrusion capabilities. Engineered for versatility, our Filament Makers handle everything from standard to advanced composite materials, ensuring researchers can explore a broad spectrum of filament properties.

Our Tools

How We Do It

Recommended Journey

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Talk to Us

Schedule a consultation with one of our customer success agents to discuss your project and receive a complimentary evaluation on the materials and ROI.

Eliminate Risks

Get a validation service and get insights about your materials extrudability and printing quality.

Start your Onboarding

Our team will assist you in getting started quickly and efficiently with our expert onboarding process.

Buy the Equipment

Purchase the equipment you need and gain full autonomy over the machine(s). 

Optional Support

Choose to opt in or out of our Success Subscription.

Our Process

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A Selection of Successfully Processed


Common waste to recycle


Engineering polymers


High performance polymers


Additives and composites

Carbon Fiber
Ceramic powder
Chemical additives
Metal powder
Glass Fiber
Blends of polymers

Stories like Yours

“All-in-All, the extruder is a cost-saving alternative for our 3D printing needs, as it cuts out expensive purchases and deliveries of ready-made filament.”
Svein A. Hjelmtveit aitiip
Svein A. Hjelmtveit
Laboratory Manager, Fieldmade
“Navigating the menu was intuitive, and the pre-set list is perfect for the first steps of processing.”
Pere Castell
Nanotechnology Manager, Aitiip 3D
“The machine is perfectly suitable for small batch extrusion in short time-frames, and allows you to immediately proceed with material testing and analysis.”
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Dr. Mathias Czasny
Materials Scientist, TU Berlin
“As of this moment, we are extruding a new type of material weekly.”
Martin Olofsson
Laboratory Engineer, Research Institutes of Sweden
“The Composer 450 is ideal for proceeding with immediate testing and analysis as it requires the minimum amount of input material, unlike the other extruders which require a minimum input of one kilogram.”
Corinne van Noordenne
Researcher and Lecturer, NHL Stenden
“It is a lot more flexible than our big extruder. Quick to use and doesn’t need lots of material. This device allows us to conduct most tests as part of research projects with other companies.”
Kurt van Houtte
Coordinator Fablab, Ghent University

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of materials can I process with 3devo's equipment?

Our Filament Makers and Shredders are designed to handle a wide range of thermoplastics, including common recyclables like PET, PLA, and ABS, as well as engineering polymers such as PEEK and PEI. For a complete list of processable materials and their properties, please visit our Materials section or contact our support team.

How can 3devo assist in my project's initial validation phase?

We provide a comprehensive validation service that evaluates the extrudability and print quality of your materials. This crucial first step ensures that your project starts on a solid foundation, significantly reducing risks and aligning expectations.

Can 3devo's equipment be used for rapid prototyping?

Absolutely! Our machines are specifically designed for rapid prototyping, allowing you to extrude, purge, and repeat the process several times in a single day. This capability accelerates development cycles and enhances your project's agility.


What makes 3devo's solutions unique for research applications in 3D printing?

Our solutions are tailored to foster innovation in the 3D printing field, offering versatility in handling various materials, ease of maintenance, and no setup requirements. This allows researchers to focus on innovation without the operational overhead.

Is there flexibility in the purchasing options for 3devo machines?

Yes, we offer the flexibility to buy or rent our equipment based on your project duration and budget. We also provide a two-month trial period to ensure our equipment meets your needs before making a long-term commitment.

Can 3devo machines handle custom material blends?

Yes, our equipment is capable of extruding blends of polymers along with additives like carbon fiber, ceramic powders, and nanoparticles, enabling you to experiment with custom formulations for specialized applications.

We're ready to kickstart your project.