Manufacturing and prototyping business is not easy and has a lot of hurdles to pass. And the most important one is to create designs and prototypes which can be used to explain the importance of the design sample. Most of the prototyping process can be very expensive and time-consuming therefore one can say they take up a lot of resources than they should.
In rapid prototyping, the manufacturers and the product designers can create three dimensional (3D) prototypes which can be proved and can be presented to the clients. This allows one to show how the result will look like without any problem. This not only makes the process effective it also allows conceptualized designing in the process of prototyping.
Some of the benefits of rapid prototyping in various industries are discussed below:
Bring in changes
Showing a 3D model to the client or the customers will allow one to learn about various flaws and problems with the models which are not possible if one has only a 2D model or paper-based prototyping. This makes feed-backing possible and thus one can make changes accordingly. Also with the help of the prototyping one can learn about what the customers want and how certain changes can help.
Realizing the exact concept behind a design is very important for a product designer and this helps them to visualize their final product. One can not only look at the final product model they can also feel the product and see how they can have a semblance in any way. This entire process allows the designers to see what they want in their final product and also allows one to make the necessary changes.
Now that rapid prototyping does not require any kind of special tools and other requirements, one can use the process to create several types of prototypes without any prerequisite. This allows the designers to create models as per the choice of their customers and clients. This allows certain connectivity to the process of manufacturing as only small changes will be enough.
Design flaws can cost one money and time on a large scale, but if one can minimize the flaws at the prototype level only then the chances of future losses are negligible. The resources and materials used in the rapid prototyping are usually similar to the final material that will be used to create the product and therefore the chances of doing physical tests on the prototype are also very high. This will allow one to find flaws in the early stage only thus avoiding future problems.
Cost and time-efficient
The entire process of creating molds and tools for a certain design is eliminated in rapid prototyping. In this process, the usage of the tools is minimal, therefore it reduces the costing of the process and also reduces the time effectively. The certain requirements are like the CAD software and the printing machine which alone can be used to create various shapes and sizes.