Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or additive manufacturing technology.
Rapid prototyping gives the opportunity to initiate a trial and error process for products. Rapid prototyping also saves money and time by finding the problems and adjusting accordingly early in the design phase. The process of rapid prototyping gives you the ability to know exactly how your product will perform and look before moving forward. Our rapid prototyping process accurately finishes and assembles components to achieve the most realistic representation possible.
3D printing processes utilized for rapid prototyping include:
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Direct Metal Printing (DMP)
MultiJet Printing (MJP)
ColorJet Printing (CJP)
Plastic Jet Printing (FDM)
Bastech also employs many other processes to create spot-on prototypes for our customers. These include:
CNC machining, urethane molding, modeling and often, a combination of processes.
Try before you buy!
If you’re considering a purchase of a 3D printer you may want to test your part on one or multiple machines to determine the best investment.