About Us

Prototype to Production • Full Product Lifecycle Support

Why Purple?

In 2007 we entered the manufacturing world as an early adopter of 3D printing. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of businesses across the United States, from Fortune 100 companies to small startups, create their products. With an extensive line of 3D printing solutions, and a committed, knowledgeable team of additive experts, Purple Porcupine provides companies the tools needed to bring their innovative ideas to life. So why the name? It’s because we know that people remember it, and it’s fun.

From design, to prototyping, to manufacturing, we have the additive technology to support each stage of your product’s lifecycle.


With locations across the West Coast, our team can print your parts fast and conveniently. 

Santa Clara,

2185 Ronald St.
By Appointment Only


16842 Hale Ave.


2330 W Parkside Ln.
By Appointment Only

Our Services

Fast Turnaround • Prototyping • Tooling • Production

Looking To Purchase A Printer?

After working with 3D printing, our Porcupine customers often realize the benefits of additive manufacturing and decide to bring 3D printing in-house. Our team at Purple Platypus is here to help. Offering Stratasys and Onulis 3D printers, Materialise software, eviXscan 3D scanners, Roland DGA CNC mills, ProtoMAX waterjets, and DyeMansion post-processing equipment, Platypus has the right solution to meet your needs. To find out what solution is right for your needs, contact the Platypus team today.

With the largest fleet of Stratasys printers on the West Coast, and thousands of 3D parts in our showroom, the Purple HQ has something for every application.  Make sure to visit one of our locations to see if 3D printing is the solution for you.