About Us


By building its own Fused Deposition Models (FDM or 3D Printing) Americad is at the forefront of manufacturing technology.

Now Americad combines that cutting edge process with its traditional modeling skills to produce sturdy, stable, and esthetically pleasing prototypes and cast urethane production parts.

This web-site is organized to explain our process and its advantages in detail for those who are interested.


Americad Technology began in 1977 as a traditional model shop combining the talents of two professional model makers, one from a design oriented background, and the other from a technical background. Mark Haslett's experience has been in architectural and new product development. Michael Wright's has been in dynamic test models and military hardware.

Through the early 90's Americad built models and prototypes for military contractors and industrial designers, especially the computer industry. During that time Americad evolved proprietary techniques that has allowed product developers to take the prototyping process directly to production without additional tooling. Today Americad focuses exclusively on prototyping and short-run part production.