Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or “additive layer manufacturing” technology.
What is rapid prototype in software engineering?
Rapid prototyping is an agile strategy used throughout the product development process. With this approach, 3-dimensional prototypes of a product or feature are created and tested to optimize characteristics like shape, size, and overall usability.
What are types of rapid prototyping?
Following are the types of rapid prototyping technology available for engineering product designers: Additive manufacturing – Stereolithography (SLA), Selective laser sintering (SLS), Direct metal laser sintering(DMLS), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), MJF, Binder jetting and Poly jetting.
What are the steps of rapid prototyping?
In general, five steps are involved in the RP process, as shown in Figure 14.1. They are CAD solid modeling, model conversion to STL, STL model slicing, model fabrication, and post-processing, resulting in a physical prototype.
What materials are used for rapid prototyping?
ABS, acrylic, polyphenylsulfone, polycarbonate, and nylon are just a few that are commonly used, which offer outstanding functionality, durability, and strength.
What is a prototype example?
For example, if I ask you to imagine a dog, what do you imagine? You may consider a German Shepard your prototype for a dog by which you compare all other dogs. So if you see another dog, you could say that other dog is small (compared to your prototype), heavy, ugly, beautiful, etc.
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