3D Rapid Prototype Services

Rapid Prototyping (RPT) is a useful way for innovators to create and develop products. It allows all stakeholders to be efficiently involved in the process ensuring a more successful outcome.

Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one, acting as a method to test a concept or process. Taking advantage of our Rapid Prototyping services, the prototyping process becomes streamlined and more efficient, offering value to a critical stage of your project.

Additive Manufacturing is one of many Rapid Prototyping pathways, and involves producing solid objects in slices, directly from a computer file, we provide this service to produce both models and prototype parts.
3D Consultancy has the resources, capability and experience to ensure we select the optimum Rapid Prototyping (RPT) pathway for your project.
If you would like to know more about using Rapid Prototyping in your project, then get in touch for a confidential, no commitment, no charge initial discussion.


What are the benefits of Rapid Prototyping?

Our clients typically see the following benefits from using Rapid Prototyping:

  • Shorter development cycles
  • Cost effectiveness, by avoiding later stage product development and iterations
  • Improved communication between all stakeholders
  • Better quality, as early-stage testing eliminates flaws and better meets user requirements

What are the key stages in Rapid Prototyping?

The Rapid Prototyping process typically comprises of the following stages:

  1. Idea conceptualisation: understanding the features and functionality of the product
  2. Design: sketches, drawings or models
  3. Prototype development: may include, for example, 3D printing (additive manufacture), CNC machining (subtractive manufacturing), laser cutting or manual fabrication
  4. Feedback: testing and evaluation to assess performance and functionality from all stakeholders
  5. Iteration: refinements, adjustments, changes based on feedback and often requiring multiple iterations
  6. Final product: the stakeholders agree a final specification.

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