Rapid Prototyping Nottingham
Rapid Prototyping is the perfect opportunity to create an early sample of your new design. It allows for you to see your new item in a three dimensional solid object form for the first time. At this stage any usability or aesthetic issues can quickly be identified and corrected before full production begins. As the name would suggest, rapid prototyping is a fast and efficient process used to create a physical product to match your ideas. Scaled down objects to visualise your design, or full scale 3d models can all be created quickly through rapid prototyping. It is a great option whenever you are looking for a fast route to market. 3D Printing Nottingham have the greatest of equipment, and knowledge to deliver your perfect rapid prototype!
The Basic Principals of Rapid Prototyping Explained
Rapid Prototyping, often referred to within the 3d printing industry as additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is the process of building a 3 dimensional object through successive layers of material. It is sometimes also known as digital fabrication, direct digital manufacturing or additive manufacturing. Whatever name you choose to use to process is the same! Our 3d rapid prototyping printer will read the data provided by the CAD system and then produce many layers of your chosen materiel. With the application of every single layer your new 3d concept will start to take shape and deliver you with a fine example of your new design.
Prototype Engineering Nottingham
Many of the businesses in the UK are constantly striving to create new and innovative products to assist us in our daily lives. Whenever a new idea or concept is conceived it is important to test the usability or functionality of the new product. 3d rapid prototyping or 3d printing is often the best solution. A scaled down or full sized version of the new offering can be created in stunning detail in the form of a fully 3 dimensional model. The perfect addition for your presentation to the board of directors! This detailed model can be quickly produced and will provide far greater understanding of the concept for any potential investors too. Large scale construction plans to a single ornament, household appliance,or toy, we can produce the perfect 3d models quickly.
How long does Rapid Prototyping take?
The length of time needed to create the perfect physical model of your idea depends entirely on the complexity of the design and the material used. From the initial concept idea to delivery, you should expect the CAD design and 3d printing to take around one week for simple designs. More complicated projects could take up to 6 weeks, or sometimes longer for very advanced designs. It is important not to rush the design of complex designs to avoid any complications further down the line. 3D Printing Nottingham understand how important this is! We are fast and efficient but will not compromise on quality by rushing a job. Careful planning and design is crucial to the success of any rapid prototyping project!