We all have come a long way while developing various machinery for our future. Yet another exciting technology we have is rapid prototyping. This is a technique that helps to save you time on product development. It is highly practiced in Singapore to develop diverse products.
What are rapid prototypes?
It is a popular technique that is followed in Singapore to develop a better product, as it helps to understand the need of customers before the product is physically ready. This is a faster technique and is worked by assembling the three-dimensional computer-aided design. The 3D printing and the additive layers help to assemble the construction parts.
From developing a regular product like a helmet to a spacecraft this technique is widely used.
It has a huge impact on the economy. This is not just a technique but also a savior to the energy, money, time, and also equipment that would be wasted if rapid prototyping doesn’t exist. It is the most successful application in various fields, especially for fabric able and surgical guides.
Most importantly, prototyping helps to reduce the mass production of the product and helps to eliminate miscommunication while developing the product.
Types of prototype
As per the development of the product the type of the prototype also varies. Let’s explore some commonly used prototypes around us –
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Material Jetting
Selective Laser Melting (SLM) or Powder Bed Fusion
Digital Light Processing (DLP)