Icarus PD is a company dedicated to offering solutions with different types of rapid prototyping technology. Icarus’ mission is product development with personalized customer service.



Icarus Product Development is a company dedicated to the development of rapid prototyping in San Diego. With over a decade of experience in the 3D printing market, the team of specialists will offer you an integral solution to your rapid prototyping needs.

With the help of constant update and technological breakthrough, the team at Icarus PD positions itself as the most skilled project managers for product development in the West coast of the United States of America.

Rapid prototyping can happen on any of the following materials:

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Metal
  • Rubber
  • Nylon

Breakthrough in materials have led to prototypes no longer just mimic production materials, but can act as a substitute for it.



Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

It’s a process that utilizes powder to create parts. The procedure builds layer by layer with a CO2 laser, that selectively sinters causing the particles to solidify. SLS parts are strong, water and air tight, and heat resistant, depending on the material.

  • GF Nylon
  • PA Nylon
  • Flex TPE
  • EX Dura Form
  • AF Nylon


Stereolithography (SLA)

This process involves a machine that prints a CAD file in STL format layer by layer over a deposit of liquid polymer. The laser cuts out the outline of the figure one layer at a time. Each cut out is submerged and the laser continues with the next segment. SLA is one of the most affordable 3D printing processes and it’s mostly used for prototyping or master creation to do silicon or invest in melting tools.

  • ABS-Like
  • ABS-Like Next
  • ABS-Like High Temp
  • ABS-Like High Impact

  • ABS-Like High Resolution
  • PC-Like
  • PP-Like


Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

It carries on with the SLS technique; nevertheless, the utilized materials are metals. DMLS allows for a series of short productions for small parts due to the small area of construction. DMLS is a perfect fit for spare parts in the automotive industry as well as certain applications in the aerospace industry as well.


Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

FDM is one of the most innovating techniques in rapid prototyping. This technique is capable of printing multiple colors over different types of materials. The main benefits of this process relies in speed and materials that can be used. The materials are similar to those of production and therefore, can act as temporal or permanent substitutes.

CNC (Computer Numerical Control)
  • Mills
  • Lathes
  • Plasma Cutters
  • Water Jet Cutters

  • 5 Axis
  • Sinker EDM
  • Wire EDM


Investment Casting

It’s a type of melting that utilizes different sets of materials, like ceramics and industrial wax, and its purpose is to modify or melt complex pieces. During the process, liquid wax gets injected into a mold that is shaped out to the desire figure the wax has to acquire once it has solidified. One of the main advantages in Investment Casting is that once the melting process is over, the use of machinery gets cut down considerably.


Sheet Metal

It’s coating process over a sheet of metal that it’s later utilized in a production process. Any material can be used as long as the specification can be met. Among the advantages of this process, you can maximize the output of the final cut out with the correct positioning of the raw material with the help of laser cutting.


Injection Molding (Hard Tooling)

Injection molding is the best process for mass production. The molds are tools made out of aluminum or steel and, depending on the quality of the steel, you can produce from one to ten thousand shots.


Vacuum Forming (Soft Tooling)

It’s used for the production of casted parts using silicon or acrylic molds. Aimed towards low or medium production volume.

  • ABS-Like
  • TPE-Like

  • PP-Like
  • Silicon


Mock Up

A replica or faithful representation of the final product that can be functional or non-functional.


No matter if it’s a production part, a prototype or a concept model, we’ll get you there.



Icarus PD is a company that specializes in different types of rapid prototyping throughout 3D printing and other finishes. Our main goal is to offer the best attention and personalized service in order to help create concepts and engineering models in 3D to benefit industries such as aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, electronics, medical, education and much more.

If you are interested in our rapid prototyping services, give us a call.