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Development prospect and classification and function of rapid prototype-Development and prospect of rapid prototyping

Oct 13,20

Development prospect and classification and function of rapid prototype-Development and prospect of rapid prototyping


Development prospect:


With the increasingly fierce competition in the social market and the development and expansion of the industrial design industry, enterprises attach importance to the production of rapid prototype models as well as the industrial design.The development quality and practical effect of the product need to be verified by the rapid prototype model.In this case, the rapid prototype model industry gradually separated from the industrial design process, and became a relatively independent industry and flourished.
Usually, products just developed or designed need to be made rapid prototype. The rapid prototype is the first step to verify the feasibility of the product. It is the most direct and effective way to find out the defects, shortcomings and disadvantages of the designed product, so as to improve the defects in a targeted way until the defects cannot be found out from individual rapid prototype samples.At this point, usually also need to carry out a small batch of trial production to find out the batch of the shortcomings to improve.The designed products are generally not perfect or even can not be used. In case of defects in direct production, they will all be scrapped, which greatly wastes manpower, material resources and time.The rapid prototype is generally a small number of samples, short production cycle, less waste of manpower and material resources, quickly find out the shortcomings of product design and improve, provide sufficient basis for product design and mass production.

Rapid prototype classification

According to production method

According to the method of production, the rapid prototype can be divided into manual prototype and CNC prototype:

 
  1. Manual rapid prototype: the main workload is completed by hand. Manual rapid prototype is divided into ABS prototype and sludge prototype
 
  1. CNC rapid prototyping: The main workload is completed by CNC machine tools, which can be divided into laser rapid prototyping (SLA) prototype, machining center prototype (CNC) prototype and RP prototype (3D) printing according to the different equipment used.


A: RP prototype is A hand pad produced by 3D printing technology. The prototype made by laser rapid prototyping is commonly known as SLA prototype, but laser rapid prototyping is one of 3D printing.

B: CNC prototyping: Mainly rapid prototyping produced by machining centers.
RP prototype is different from CNC prototype:

The advantages of RP prototype are mainly manifested in its rapidity, but it is mainly formed by stacking technology, so RP prototype is generally relatively rough, and has certain requirements on the thickness of the product, for example, the thickness of the wall is too thin, so it cannot be produced.

The CNC prototype has the advantage of being able to accurately reflect the information expressed on the drawings. Moreover, the CNC prototype has a high surface quality, especially after surface spraying and screen printing, which is even more beautiful than the products produced after mold opening.Therefore, CNC prototyping is becoming the mainstream of rapid prototyping manufacturing

Divided by rapid prototype hierarchy

According to the effect to be realized, it can be divided into appearance prototype, structure prototype and function prototype.
(1)Appearance prototype: mainly test the appearance design of products.The requirements of beautiful appearance, accurate color matching, internal out of the requirements are not high

(2)Structural prototype: it mainly tests the rationality of product structure, with higher requirements on size, especially in foreign countries

(3)Functional prototype: It is required to achieve the appearance, structure and function exactly the same as the real product. It can be understood as unlisted finished products, and it is the prototype with the highest requirements and the greatest difficulty

Inspection appearance design
The hand plate is not only visible, but also touchable. It can directly reflect the designer's creativity in the form of real objects, avoiding the drawback of "drawing looks good but making looks bad".Therefore, prototype production is indispensable in the process of new product development and product appearance elaboration.

Inspection structure design
Because the prototype is installable, it can visually reflect whether the structure is reasonable or not and how easy it is to install.It is convenient to find and solve problems as early as possible.

 

Avoid the risk of mould production directly

As the cost of mold manufacturing is generally very high, the relatively large mold value of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, if found in the process of opening the mold unreasonable structure or other problems, its loss can be imagined.Rapid prototyping, on the other hand, can avoid this loss and reduce the risk of mold opening

 

Product launch early

Due to the advance of prototype production, you can use the prototype to promote the product before the mold development, and even the preliminary sales, production preparation work, as early as possible to occupy the market.


Price influencing factors of rapid prototyping:

1. The size of the processing product, the larger the size of the processing, the more materials used, the price will be relatively high

2. The complexity of the processed product structure. The more complex the rapid prototype model is, the more man-hours it will take

3. Different materials used in the processing of the fast model will lead to price differences under the condition that other conditions remain unchanged.

Development prospect:

With the increasingly fierce competition in the social market and the development and expansion of the industrial design industry, enterprises attach importance to the production of rapid prototype models as well as the industrial design.The development quality and practical effect of the product need to be verified by the rapid prototype model.In this case, the rapid prototype model industry gradually separated from the industrial design process, and became a relatively independent industry and flourished.
Usually, products just developed or designed need to be made rapid prototype. The rapid prototype is the first step to verify the feasibility of the product. It is the most direct and effective way to find out the defects, shortcomings and disadvantages of the designed product, so as to improve the defects in a targeted way until the defects cannot be found out from individual rapid prototype samples.At this point, usually also need to carry out a small batch of trial production to find out the batch of the shortcomings to improve.The designed products are generally not perfect or even can not be used. In case of defects in direct production, they will all be scrapped, which greatly wastes manpower, material resources and time.The rapid prototype is generally a small number of samples, short production cycle, less waste of manpower and material resources, quickly find out the shortcomings of product design and improve, provide sufficient basis for product design and mass production.

Rapid prototype classification

According to production method

According to the method of production, the rapid prototype can be divided into manual prototype and CNC prototype:

 
  1. Manual rapid prototype: the main workload is completed by hand. Manual rapid prototype is divided into ABS prototype and sludge prototype
 
  1. CNC rapid prototyping: The main workload is completed by CNC machine tools, which can be divided into laser rapid prototyping (SLA) prototype, machining center prototype (CNC) prototype and RP prototype (3D) printing according to the different equipment used.


A: RP prototype is A hand pad produced by 3D printing technology. The prototype made by laser rapid prototyping is commonly known as SLA prototype, but laser rapid prototyping is one of 3D printing.

B: CNC prototyping: Mainly rapid prototyping produced by machining centers.
RP prototype is different from CNC prototype:

The advantages of RP prototype are mainly manifested in its rapidity, but it is mainly formed by stacking technology, so RP prototype is generally relatively rough, and has certain requirements on the thickness of the product, for example, the thickness of the wall is too thin, so it cannot be produced.

The CNC prototype has the advantage of being able to accurately reflect the information expressed on the drawings. Moreover, the CNC prototype has a high surface quality, especially after surface spraying and screen printing, which is even more beautiful than the products produced after mold opening.Therefore, CNC prototyping is becoming the mainstream of rapid prototyping manufacturing

Divided by rapid prototype hierarchy

According to the effect to be realized, it can be divided into appearance prototype, structure prototype and function prototype.
(1)Appearance prototype: mainly test the appearance design of products.The requirements of beautiful appearance, accurate color matching, internal out of the requirements are not high

(2)Structural prototype: it mainly tests the rationality of product structure, with higher requirements on size, especially in foreign countries

(3)Functional prototype: It is required to achieve the appearance, structure and function exactly the same as the real product. It can be understood as unlisted finished products, and it is the prototype with the highest requirements and the greatest difficulty

Inspection appearance design
The hand plate is not only visible, but also touchable. It can directly reflect the designer's creativity in the form of real objects, avoiding the drawback of "drawing looks good but making looks bad".Therefore, prototype production is indispensable in the process of new product development and product appearance elaboration.

Inspection structure design
Because the prototype is installable, it can visually reflect whether the structure is reasonable or not and how easy it is to install.It is convenient to find and solve problems as early as possible.

 

Avoid the risk of mould production directly

As the cost of mold manufacturing is generally very high, the relatively large mold value of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, if found in the process of opening the mold unreasonable structure or other problems, its loss can be imagined.Rapid prototyping, on the other hand, can avoid this loss and reduce the risk of mold opening

 

Product launch early

Due to the advance of prototype production, you can use the prototype to promote the product before the mold development, and even the preliminary sales, production preparation work, as early as possible to occupy the market.


Price influencing factors of rapid prototyping:

1. The size of the processing product, the larger the size of the processing, the more materials used, the price will be relatively high

2. The complexity of the processed product structure. The more complex the rapid prototype model is, the more man-hours it will take

3. Different materials used in the processing of the fast model will lead to price differences under the condition that other conditions remain unchanged.

Development prospect:

With the increasingly fierce competition in the social market and the development and expansion of the industrial design industry, enterprises attach importance to the production of rapid prototype models as well as the industrial design.The development quality and practical effect of the product need to be verified by the rapid prototype model.In this case, the rapid prototype model industry gradually separated from the industrial design process, and became a relatively independent industry and flourished.
Usually, products just developed or designed need to be made rapid prototype. The rapid prototype is the first step to verify the feasibility of the product. It is the most direct and effective way to find out the defects, shortcomings and disadvantages of the designed product, so as to improve the defects in a targeted way until the defects cannot be found out from individual rapid prototype samples.At this point, usually also need to carry out a small batch of trial production to find out the batch of the shortcomings to improve.The designed products are generally not perfect or even can not be used. In case of defects in direct production, they will all be scrapped, which greatly wastes manpower, material resources and time.The rapid prototype is generally a small number of samples, short production cycle, less waste of manpower and material resources, quickly find out the shortcomings of product design and improve, provide sufficient basis for product design and mass production.

Rapid prototype classification

According to production method

According to the method of production, the rapid prototype can be divided into manual prototype and CNC prototype:

 
  1. Manual rapid prototype: the main workload is completed by hand. Manual rapid prototype is divided into ABS prototype and sludge prototype
 
  1. CNC rapid prototyping: The main workload is completed by CNC machine tools, which can be divided into laser rapid prototyping (SLA) prototype, machining center prototype (CNC) prototype and RP prototype (3D) printing according to the different equipment used.


A: RP prototype is A hand pad produced by 3D printing technology. The prototype made by laser rapid prototyping is commonly known as SLA prototype, but laser rapid prototyping is one of 3D printing.

B: CNC prototyping: Mainly rapid prototyping produced by machining centers.
RP prototype is different from CNC prototype:

The advantages of RP prototype are mainly manifested in its rapidity, but it is mainly formed by stacking technology, so RP prototype is generally relatively rough, and has certain requirements on the thickness of the product, for example, the thickness of the wall is too thin, so it cannot be produced.

The CNC prototype has the advantage of being able to accurately reflect the information expressed on the drawings. Moreover, the CNC prototype has a high surface quality, especially after surface spraying and screen printing, which is even more beautiful than the products produced after mold opening.Therefore, CNC prototyping is becoming the mainstream of rapid prototyping manufacturing

Divided by rapid prototype hierarchy

According to the effect to be realized, it can be divided into appearance prototype, structure prototype and function prototype.
(1)Appearance prototype: mainly test the appearance design of products.The requirements of beautiful appearance, accurate color matching, internal out of the requirements are not high

(2)Structural prototype: it mainly tests the rationality of product structure, with higher requirements on size, especially in foreign countries

(3)Functional prototype: It is required to achieve the appearance, structure and function exactly the same as the real product. It can be understood as unlisted finished products, and it is the prototype with the highest requirements and the greatest difficulty

Inspection appearance design
The hand plate is not only visible, but also touchable. It can directly reflect the designer's creativity in the form of real objects, avoiding the drawback of "drawing looks good but making looks bad".Therefore, prototype production is indispensable in the process of new product development and product appearance elaboration.

Inspection structure design
Because the prototype is installable, it can visually reflect whether the structure is reasonable or not and how easy it is to install.It is convenient to find and solve problems as early as possible.

 

Avoid the risk of mould production directly

As the cost of mold manufacturing is generally very high, the relatively large mold value of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, if found in the process of opening the mold unreasonable structure or other problems, its loss can be imagined.Rapid prototyping, on the other hand, can avoid this loss and reduce the risk of mold opening

 

Product launch early

Due to the advance of prototype production, you can use the prototype to promote the product before the mold development, and even the preliminary sales, production preparation work, as early as possible to occupy the market.


Price influencing factors of rapid prototyping:

1. The size of the processing product, the larger the size of the processing, the more materials used, the price will be relatively high

2. The complexity of the processed product structure. The more complex the rapid prototype model is, the more man-hours it will take

3. Different materials used in the processing of the fast model will lead to price differences under the condition that other conditions remain unchanged.