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As following FAQS can help you simplely understand “What's Rapid prototyping”?

What is Rapid prototyping?

Rapid prototpying is the process of quickly fabricating a physical part, model or assembly using 3D CAD (computer-aided design) data.

What are its the application industries?

Rapid Prototyping has been available since the late 1980s. It was used mostly to manufacture models and prototype parts in the automotive industry. Today, CAD has spread to other industries, so Rapid Prototyping is used in a wide range of applications.

How does it work?

There are many technologies which can be classed as Rapid Prototyping. Most Rapid Prototyping technologies use layered additive manufacturing, but it can also include high-speed machining, molding, casting, and extruding.

How much will it cost to prototype my product?

The cost of a prototype depends on many factors, including volume, height, orientation, material, finish, how much cleaning is required etc. The easiest way to find out is to Get A Quote. If you don’t have a design yet, just describe your idea to us and the basic dimensions and we’ll be able to give you a rough idea.

How long will it take to make my prototype?

That depends on where you buy it from. At Up Rapid Prototyping, we guarantee a five day turn around and next day shipping. If your part is urgent, let us know, because sometimes we can start 3D Printing immediately and get it to you within hours.