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Rapid Prototyping
An introduction to the concept of rapid prototyping in industry.
# 27584 | 3,703 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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Description:

This paper examines the issue of rapid prototyping in which is one attempt at expediting the process of prototyping and combines computer-aided design (CAD) with computer aided manufacturing (CAM) to produce prototypes faster than traditional methods. It looks at how companies rely on having efficient and rapid development cycles in order to remain profitable.
Outline
Introduction
Importance of Topic
Description of Rapid Prototyping
Approaches to Rapid Prototyping
Benefits of Rapid Prototyping
Drawbacks to Rapid Prototyping
Industries and Businesses Using Rapid Prototyping
Outlook
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Prototypes have long been a valuable part of manufacturing and machining processes. The simplest form of a prototype provides a non-working model of the finished product that allows possible design flaws to be noted and corrected prior to investing in an entire production run. Materials, dimensions, production difficulties and other aspects of a product can be evaluated in a "real-world" environment prior to moving ahead with a new product. The benefits of prototyping are that companies are able to evaluate products without necessarily committing to them, and designs can be optimized in small lots so that resources are not spent inefficiently ("The Solid," 2001)."

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"Rapid Prototyping" 11 June 2003. Web. 18 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/rapid-prototyping-27584/>

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