Rapid Prototyping

Do you need a supplement to your in-house capabilities? Our industrial rapid prototyping service guarantees repeatability and precision, ensuring that you get extremely accurate parts every time. We can create functional prototypes, complex designs, and production components all within 24 hours. 

Why rapid prototyping?

 

Realise and Explore Concepts Faster

Rapid prototyping transforms initial concepts into low-risk concept explorations that resemble finished products in a matter of days. It enables designers to go beyond virtual visualisation, making it simpler to grasp the design’s look and feel and compare ideas side by side.

Communicate ideas effectively

Physical models allow designers to share their concepts with colleagues, clients, and collaborators in ways that aren’t possible with just a computer screen. Rapid prototyping makes it easier for creators to get the consistent, actionable feedback they need to fine-tune and develop their designs.

Design iteratively and instantly incorporate changes

Before arriving at a final product, design is often an iterative process that necessitates multiple rounds of testing, evaluation, and refinement. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows for more realistic prototypes to be created faster and improvements to be implemented immediately, enhancing this critical trial and error process.

Advantages of rapid prototyping

Reduced design & development time
Reduced overall product development cost
Elimination or reduction of risk
Allows functionality testing
Improved and increased user involvement
Ability to evaluate human factors and ergonomics

Rapid prototyping applications

This method is used by product designers to create representative prototype parts quickly. This would help with manufacturing process visualisation, design, and growth before mass production.

Rapid prototyping was originally used to produce parts and scale models for the automotive industry, but it has since been adopted by a wide range of industries, including medical and aerospace.

What is rapid prototyping?

The rapid fabrication of a physical component, model, or assembly using 3D computer aided design is known as rapid prototyping (CAD). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is widely used to complete the creation of the part, model, or assembly.

Is rapid prototyping the same as 3D printing?

The short answer is “no”. Rapid prototyping is often used alongside terms like "3D printing" and "additive manufacturing" in today's product development process, owing to the fact that 3D printing first gained popularity as a means of rapidly producing prototypes.

So, what exactly is the difference between rapid prototyping and 3D printing? 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a manufacturing process, whereas prototyping is the final product. Furthermore, rapid prototyping could be achieved using 3D printing alone or in combination with other methods.

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