"Rapid prototyping" refers to the production of models or prototypes by means of additive production processes (3D printing). This gives the customer some great advantages over the conventional methods.
From the 3D model to the prototype
The additive manufacturing process is an Toolless Process: Complex programming and adaptation to systems and tools are no longer necessary.
In addition, components can be made in multiple variations , which greatly increases flexibility in customization and development.
Enormous time savings
Waiting times for tools or similar reduce no longer apply completely. As soon as a 3D model is available, the component can be produced within a few days and mechanically processed in the downstream process.
The reduction of production times and the costly acquisition of tools makes it possible to implement the prototypes effectively and quickly. [Nbsp] In addition, resources are spared because only the required material is consumed by using 3D printing.