Rapid Prototyping is a very popular process in the manufacturing, design, and medical industries. It help users to develop quick prototypes and obtain accurate feedback from their target audience.
The high demand for rapid prototyping services can be attributed to a number of factors. These services help in eliminating design flaws at the conceptualization stage itself. There are a number of devices that assist in rapid prototyping; 3D Printers being one of them.
Numerous industry verticals require its services; especially those that are associated with design and development of products; the automotive sector being the most prominent of all.
In our opinion, having the support of a reliable vendor can be the source of a sustainable competitive advantage. If your vendor can ensure quick deliveries and provide innovative solutions to your problems then it will greatly reduce your time to market and help you churn newer versions of products with a faster turn around time.
Another advantage is in terms of the safety of intellectual property. Rapid manufacturing solutions tools like 3D printers ensure that your designs never leave the premises of your company and your intellectual property is safeguarded.
This industry is all set for exponential growth in the times to come. However, what is proving to be the biggest impediment to the growth of this industry is the high cost of prototyping machines. This problem is likely to be solved in the near future as demand for prototyping services increase, leading to higher supply and thereby lower MRP of the machines.
Rapid Prototyping is in high demand in medical, engineering, and industry. With computers acquiring digital capabilities; users can input two-dimensional drawings and obtain three-dimensional models of their ideas. The availability of precise image manipulation software's has helped designers to simulate designs with a remarkable degree of accuracy through the use of vectors.
Mathematically computed imagery helps in developing designs with a very low error margin of less than 1 millimeter. An example would illustrate this better. Suppose a group of surgeons want to operate upon the cranium of a patient but have not decided upon the right surgical procedure to be used. Rapid prototyping proves very helpful in such circumstances. By using a prototype of the cranium developed through a three dimensional printer; surgeons can arrive at a strategy before operating on a patient.
Thus, we see that rapid prototyping has the potential to become the backbone of the medical, design and manufacturing industries and is certainly one of the gifts of the digital age to mankind.
At EMS we deliver our 3d scanning , reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping service involving both on-site and off-site engagement models.