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161. The knowledge about rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping is the automatic construction of physical objects with 3D printers, SLA machines or selective laser sintering systems. Rapid prototyping is a type of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology and is one of the components of rapid production tooling.

Rapid prototyping indicates which automatic generation of objects using solid free form fabrication. The inception of the concept in 1980s saw the production tooling of various forms of models as well prototype parts. The rapid prototyping concept has spread across various domains and features in many fields’ applications. Rapid prototyping is also commonly used in the manufacturing domains where the concept is used for production quality parts in relatively low costs. In arts also, the concepts are used for instance by sculptors to generate complex design and shapes which are meant for fine art exhibitions.

Rapid Prototyping is based on virtual designs taken from computerized designs or computer Aided design (CAD) closely related to the animation modeling software. The concepts of rapid prototyping would then transform the virtual designs into thin horizontal cross sections, which then lead to the creation of cross sections in physical locations. These are created in succession until a point where the whole model is complete.

Rapid prototyping technology is gradually improved. All prototypes were either machined or modeled by hand before the rapid prototype machines and it would take one or two weeks to get a prototype part for evaluation .

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