The reasons of Rapid Prototyping are
•To increase effective communication.
•To decrease development time.
•To decrease costly mistakes.
•To minimize sustaining engineering changes.
•To extend product lifetime by adding necessary features and eliminating redundant features early in the design. Rapid Prototyping decreases development time by allowing corrections to a product to be made early in the process. By giving engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and purchasing a look at the product early in the design process, mistakes can be corrected and changes can be made while they are still inexpensive. The trends in manufacturing industries continue to emphasize the following: •Increasing number of variants of products.
•Increasing product complexity.
•Decreasing product lifetime before obsolescence.
•Decreasing delivery time.
Rapid Prototyping improves product development by enabling better communication in a concurrent engineering environment.
The basic methodology for all current rapid prototyping techniques can be summarized as follows: 1.A...