A full-scale model of the product is manufactured out of polymeric material. While the actual product may be made out of a different type of material besides plastic, the idea is to create a real-life size product to help the product designer verify the design. This can be done in many different forms, making the process of creating a prototype device much more adaptable and budget-friendly.
The most common forms of rapid prototyping are:
1. stereolithography (SLA) - when the object is grown in the fluidal photopolymer. The object gets dense under the influence of the ultraviolet laser.
2. SLS or Selective Laser Sintering. With this technology models are created in SLS printers. It has a lot in common with SLA, but raw material. It is not a fluidal photopolymer but the powder thermoplastic material. How it works: the powder gets heat to the high, close to melting temperature, levels off and, affected by the laser, the necessary contour is created on it. In the place where the beam touches the powder elements mold and sinter.
3. FDM or Fused Deposition Modeling. The technology is patented by the company vexmatech. The prototype is made in the 3D printer out of different types of thermoplastic.
rapid prototyping have to different industries?
application of rapid prototyping in medical field
3d printing in architecture industry
application of rapid prototyping in automotive industry
jewelry prototype manufacturers
3d printed art project
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