Although PLA 3D filament printing is ideally utilised for prototypes and conceptual modelling, we have managed to produce parts with end use in mind.
For example, a smaller project to center wheel spacers on a BMW. The wheel locator has a small fillet radius where it meets the hub face of the rotor, requiring the printed part to match inner diameter of the spacer, thickness of the spacer, putter diameter of the wheel locator and the fillet radius. The print quality allowed an excellent tolerance fit.
Another prototype print that is going straight to end user are these hop up barrel ends for the emerging gel blaster skirmish competitive events being held around SA. The prints feature aerodynamic design and a flexible tongue that adds backspin (Magnus effect) on water gel projectiles to increase accuracy over distance.