About Rapid Prototyping
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Modern Rapid Prototyping technologies allow you to obtain quickly high quality prototypes by exploiting the full potential of Additive Manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing or production is a hot topic that is driving considerations and reflections in the specialized literature on the future of manufacturing, especially in the 4.0 Industry prospective.
Rapid Prototyping machines realize parts by the addition of material in layers that together form the desired geometry via the application of a laser or filament of molten material. Building forms layer by layer in this way guarantees total expressive freedom without the limitations usually imposed by undercuts, sharp edges or draft angles impossible to realize with classic subtractive technologies.
Research has focused on improving the performance of machines and of materials ever more similar to the definitive product materials in the case of Stereolithography and Sintering and ever more efficient as engineering plastics in the case of Fused Deposition Modelling.
Improvements in materials have been implemented not only in the consumer product industry, which has pioneered the use of these technologies, but also in the world of mechanical engineering. For example in packaging or production lines additive manufacturing technologies can replace old and expensive metal parts with new plastic ones and thus escape the traditional and hierarchical limitations of spare parts supply and maintenance.
Even avionics and aerospace research has welcomed the innovation of additive manufacturing and has invested in the search for solutions to their needs by opening the way for the sintering of metal and composite materials not only for laboratory testing, but also for components for real aircraft.
Whatever your sector, you can choose from a wide range of materials and technologies to find the solution that best suits your needs, whether you need to produce aesthetic pieces or functional pieces for testing. Learn more about our technologies and the finishes that we can apply: