- Rapid PrototypingHave you ever asked yourself if you need a prototype or not? If you have, then there are a number of things you need to take into consideration to ensure that brilliant idea you have in your head will actually perform when it comes to life.As the industry has evolved so to has the technology available to create the next generation of innovative products and experiences designed to capture the hearts and minds of customers.To get a new product inexpensively to the market, you have to do it quickly. One way to gain some time is to shorten the design process. A prototype is indispensable. Conventional prototyping takes weeks or even months, depending on the product and the method used. Rapid prototyping is a method to make these prototypes much more quicker and also more cost-effective. Furthermore rapid prototyping is capable of making parts with very small internal cavity and complex geometries. It is possible to see the real product in an early stage of the process of bringing a new product to the market.
- Lesson 1: What is Rapid Prototyping?
Rapid prototyping is the quick, easy, cost effective way to turn great ideas into successful products.
- Lesson 2: Introduction to Rapid Manufacturing Technologies
Let’s first start with the basics of rapid prototyping technologies. We’re now taking you on a guided tour of the different existing techniques.
- Lesson 3: Importance of CAM
In a world full of physical stuff – whether that’s products, parts, or places – Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) makes it all possible. We’re the ones that give the power of flight to airplanes, or the rumble of horsepower to automobiles. When you need something made, not just designed, CAM is your answer. What happens behind the scenes? Keep reading and you’ll find out.
- Lesson 4: Additive Manufacturing
- Lesson 5: Subtractive Manufacturing
- Lesson 6: Cutting Technology
- Lesson 7: Process Selection Criteria
Now that you know more about the different rapid prototyping technologies, we'll just find our way through their specification and to make the best choice for our product development process.