Rapid Prototyping refers to the process that fabricates a physical model from 3D digital data, such as CAD files, by using 3D printing technology. Our rapid prototyping service is often used to produce a physical sample of a product design. It can be used to evaluate the form, fit and function of a part or to test out new and innovative idea. Prototypes are often made quickly using cheaper and less robust materials. We produce “rapid” prototypes because many clients need to produce a physical part quickly in order to validate a design or to capture a fleeting sales opportunity.
- Show your customers and investors a model of your product
- Demonstrate the appearance, dimensions and features of your product
- Test your design for its suitability
- Save time and money by identifying and reducing design flaws
- Improve and streamline the production process
- Reduce your work load when the time comes to manufacture
- Create multiple versions with different colors, surface textures and finishing processes
3D printing is a fast-developing and cost-effective form of rapid prototyping. Utilising the latest technology 3Dparts can quickly produce affordable, superior quality, durable physical models from your 3D Cad design data. Models can be very complex and can even be printed ready assembled with moving parts. Printed models accurately represent the appearance and feel of the finished article and are tough enough for functional testing under real-world conditions.
3D printed models are perfect for product design and development applications. They can be used for proof of concept, functional testing, product mock-ups, small production runs and even making jigs, fixtures and vacuum forming moulds. Complex 3D Scan data can be transformed into solid models. Ideal for education, archiving and sharing.
Simply send us your 3D Cad file for a free no obligation quote, and within hours instead of weeks 3Dparts can turn your idea or concept into a physical model, providing you with an affordable prototype for early conceptual design, and as a communication tool for your customers. Our 3D printing technology can quickly bring to life your products, inventions and art, taking your creativity from the virtual world to the real world.