What is Rapid Prototyping?

Rapid Prototyping (RP) is a group of methods used to quickly construct a scale model of an assembly or part with the use of 3-dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design) data. It is referred to as layered, solid free procedure, and computer automatic trade. It is also use as a vehicle for visualization. RP program is use to easily and rapidly turn the design of the products into physical examples. See also WIkipedia’s Rapid Prototyping article.
This method is necessary for those who want to make models for their customers, such as engineers and architects. It is use to lessen the cycle time of the design and letting the several tests to be achieve on the design at a low cost. With this, prototype will be finished in hours or days, rather than captivating more than a few weeks.

Why choose Rapid Prototyping?

Here are the following reasons why you should choose this method.
It will help in ranging the lifetime of the product by removing redundant features and adding essential features early within the design.
With this method, you can minimise  the sustaining engineering variations.
This is real to decrease the development time and expensive mistakes.
It is helpful to raise the active communication.
It can help to raise the number of products alternatives and complexity.
Delivery time and product lifetime before uselessness will surely decrease.
Rapid Prototyping will be excessively help you to decrease the expansion time by letting improvements to a product, which is made earlier within the process.
This method can increases the product development by enabling better communication within a concurrent engineering environment.
With the help of this method, you can have the chance for innovation. Through this method, you can easily eliminate the limits of conservative prototyping. It needs the creation of prototype physical mechanisms and tooling to thorough acceptances.
When you choose to use this method, your time will be saved. It can easily remove the time, which is needed to produce exceptional tools, molds, and designs. This method can lessen the time between the first analysis and design.
With this, the expenses of product improvement will surely reduce. There is no need for you to improve exceptional tools for every product.
This method has the capability to make an accurate “3-dimensional scale model”, which helps the engineers to present new ideas of product to investors.

Methodology of Rapid Prototyping

Here is the basic methodology of this method.
1. Some of the supports and model are detached. Model’s exterior is then cleaned and complete.
2. The first level of the physical model is made. That is why it is lowered by the width of the next level and the procedure is repeated until the accomplishment of the model.
3. RP machineries process the STereoLithography (STL) file by generating coatings of the model.
4. Computer Aided Design (CAD) is built, and then it is transformed to STereoLithography arrangement. The resolution can be set to diminish stair treading.
Product development is time consuming. Most designers find difficulty to make it easier and quickly. That is why Rapid Prototyping is here to help you. With this method, things will be easier on your part. The development of new products will be completed on the allotted time. With the information given above, there is nothing for you to be worried. This is the perfect method to use for your new improve product design.

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Using Matrix TSL’s Flowcode , it is possible to create a wide range of electronics devices in a short space of time.

Rapid prototyping - USB mouse

E-blocks can be snapped together to form a wide variety of fully functioning systems. The ease and speed of construction makes E-blocks ideal for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems in industry, and for use by teachers and learners in colleges and universities.

A good example of this is a USB mouse in that it is very simple to achieve but also has a wide range of uses. Here is a list of a few uses I could think of:

Creating your own USB mouse
Creating your own USB graphics tablet using a restive or capacitive panel
Creating your own USB Etch-A-Sketch using encoders or potentiometers
Automated clicking on a button at a certain time of the day or after a certain delay
Automated mouse entry to do specific repetitive jobs
Mouse controlled via Wifi / Bluetooth / Ethernet connection
April fools joke “ghostly mouse”

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