Rapid prototyping plays a role in product development. Because we can apply it o create physical components within a short period. Many companies can bring their new design into reality by rapid prototyping and then produce their products with high volume. At the same time, you also need to pay attention to several steps to do rapid prototyping. Now, we would like to introduce four steps of rapid prototyping.
(1) Creating the 3D and 2D files. This is the foundation for the following steps. By using the CAD tools, you can create 3D and 2D files. They are important for your manufacturing partners to know your specification and also the tolerance you want to achieve. Then, you get a quote from them to decide whether you want to start the project.
(2) Quoting according to your files. The engineers of the rapid prototyping companies you chose will analyze your files to get the processing cost. They will calculate the cost by material, quantity, surface treatment, and size. During this stage, you can also receive suggestions from your manufacturing supplier.
(3) Producing the parts. After confirming the final files with you, the rapid prototyping company will start producing the prototypes accordingly.
(4) Testing the function of the prototypes. After receiving the prototypes from your supplier, you can test the feasibility of the prototypes to evaluate your design.
Here are four steps to get your rapid prototypes. Being a professional rapid prototyping manufacturer, we offer you CNC machining, SLA rapid prototyping, and SLS rapid prototyping. These are common processing to rapid prototypes. Which do you prefer to start your rapid prototyping project? If you’re interested in any of them, you can contact us to know how to get a fast quote!