Production industries are becoming increasingly demanding and competitive. It is imperative for manufacturers to find ways to reduce their product development time-frames, without sacrificing the quality of their products. 3D printing provides rapid prototyping solutions to accelerate product development.
What is rapid prototyping with PolyJet?
Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques that accelerates the product development process and is aided by 3D printing.
3D printing technologies, such as PolyJet 3D printing can dramatically speed up product development processes by building up layers of a photopolymer materials to create a accurate and detailed prototype. The quick iteration and refinement of designs, achievable with PolyJet 3D printing, makes it a valuable tool within product development and innovation.
Rapid prototyping is particularly beneficial for creating high-resolution, multi-material prototypes that closely resemble the final product, allowing customers to gauge a better understanding of their final market product.
Rapid prototyping process with PolyJet
Digitally design a 3D blueprint and digital model of a prototype using CAD software and load the resins into a PolyJet 3D printer.
A PolyJet 3D printer then jets liquid photopolymer resin in a precise pattern layer by layer to build the prototype until complete.
The complete model is then quickly cleaned to remove any residue and support materials to produce a final prototype.
Benefits of PolyJet rapid prototyping?
- Speeds up the product development process
- Produces accurate prototypes of final product
- Cost, material and time efficient
- Greater flexibility of design
- Allows for more iterations
- Enables companies to stay more competitive within their industry
- Reduces product development time-frames
- Earlier testing in the development process