Posted by Prahlad Parmar on March 13th, 2013
The 3D Prototype Development Services play a greater role in improving the technical communication between all the design professionals.
Prototype development is a well-known concept in the engineering and manufacturing industries. A typical prototype can be defined as a virtual model of a particular product that is to be developed in the real time. Before constructing that product in the real time, it is necessary to build the prototype so that all the functional details of the product can be examined in the engineering design stages.
A prototype acts as a creative tool for use by all levels of professionals associated with an engineering process. It helps designers, engineers and clients to understand the final product fully.
The Techniques implemented in 3D Prototype Development are as follows:
•Stereolithography: This particular method is used for different engineering processes such as metal casting, production of molded parts and blow molding etc.
•Selective Laser Sintering: In this particular technique, the prototypes are formed by fusing together the metals or the thermoplastic components. This is an effective technique, in which the prototypes can be formed by using different types of materials such as nylons, elastomers and metals etc.
•Injection Molding: This is a fast prototyping process, which can be used to produce the initial samples of the products. When used in conjunction with the rapid tooling technique, this prototype development method can give rise to a significant quantity of prototypes in a short period of time.
•Polyjet 3D Printing: This prototype development technique makes use of the Polyjet technology.
The Engineers follow some specific steps in providing 3D prototype development services to the clients. First of all, all the non-technical and technical specifications are recorded relative to the particular model to be designed.
Secondly, the testing of the design is conducted on a large-scale basis until the approval of the client. Thirdly, the functional behavior of the product is conducted in real time. In the final stages, highly advanced interference checking software tools are implemented in order to check the accuracy and reliability of the developed prototype.
About Author: Prahlad Parmar is an Engineering Specialist working at Mechanical 3D Modelling for the past 4 years. He caters critical engineering challenges with ease and performs exhaustive procedures to develop robust, well-engineered and high performance designs. He can always be found in the lab discussing, brainstorming and tweaking designs.