The rapid prototyping is a method to eliminate the excessive mass of production. It helps the production unit to identify where the product is being extra or is underdeveloped. In Singapore, it is popularly used by many industries.
Rapid prototyping is a set of techniques that assemble together using a three-dimensional computer-aided design. With the help of 3D printing and the additive layer of manufacturing are used for the construction of parts.
Types of prototypes –
Selective Laser Sintering
The SLS is used for metal and plastic prototyping. It uses power to bend one layer of the prototype at a time; this is possible with the help of a laser and heat. However, some of the parts are not as good as the other prototype provides, because of which the secondary prototype has to be used as the surface left is quite rough.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Most non-industrial desktop 3D printers use this affordable, simple approach. It works by melting a spool of thermoplastic filament inside a barrel of a printing nozzle, then layer-by-layer laying down the resulting liquid plastic in accordance with a computer deposition program.
Although the early results were often faint and low resolution, they are improving quickly, and the method is quick and inexpensive, making it perfect for product development.
Elective Laser Melting (SLM)
It is also known as powder bed fusion, it focuses on making strengthened parts. They are commonly used in industries like aerospace and automotive.