Rapid prototyping combine several production methods by means of which the model to be created can be turned into a workpiece directly from the 3D CAD data (in STL format). The prototype is constructed in layers of 0.1-0.2 mm using a primary forming method.
The advantages of this procedure over conventional prototype fabrication are:
- Very short production times
- Low costs
- Complex structures can be created such as undercuts or integrated functions due to the layered construction
- The component can be quickly changed
The disadvantage that the model is less similar to series components (materials, manufacturing procedure) is generally acceptable for display models and function models in the development phase. Construction errors can be rapidly quickly identified by means of rapid prototyping. The development times are shorter, the design and product quality is better, and there is greater flexibility. G.W.P. uses metal laser sintering, multi-jet modeling, stereolithography and selective laser sintering for rapid prototyping.
Available rapid prototyping methods:
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