Glossary Term: Rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping is a technique used to quickly produce a model of a part or assembly. Commonly, 3D printing or additive manufacturing is used to rapidly produce scale models. By using 3D printing prototypes more closely match the initial design and corrections to the design are more accurate in the final product. By using rapid prototyping technologies, engineers and designers are able to complete the final design for production without drastically affecting the time-to-market.

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