Prototyping is for newly developed or designed products. Prototyping is the first step to verifying the feasibility of the product. This method is the direct way to find out the defects, deficiencies, and drawbacks of a designed product so that they can fix them until there are no more defects. In this case, a small trial production is usually necessary to identify the problem with the batch.
Generally, the designed products are not perfect or even unusable. Once the direct output is defective, all the products will be scrapped, which greatly wastes the workforce, material resources, and time; However, there are usually only a few samples per production cycle. The loss of crew and material resources is minimal. Discover and improve the deficiencies of product design, and provide a sufficient basis for mass production and finalization.
When a prototyping must produce a product, the prototyping is first according to the product appearance drawings or structural drawings. It is to check the appearance or structural rationality without opening the Prototyping.
The templates can have manual templates and CNC templates according to the means of production:
1) Manual prototyping: the primary workload by hand.
2) CNC Prototyping: CNC machines handle their primary workload, which can have rapid laser Prototyping (RP, Rapid Prototyping) and machining center (CNC) Prototyping depending on the equipment used.
A: RP sample (3D Printing): mainly produced by laser rapid prototyping technology
B: CNC sample: mainly produced by the machining center.
Why need Prototyping?
1. Check the design
The template is not only visible but also touchable. It can directly reflect the designer's creativity in the form of natural objects, avoiding the drawback of "drawing good-looking but not good-looking. "Therefore, sample making is essential in new product development and product shape scrutiny.
2. Check structural design
Because the template assembles, it can intuitively reflect the rationality of the structure and the difficulty of installation. It is convenient to detect and solve problems early.
3. Direct prototyping opening risk
The cost of prototyping manufacturing is generally high, so relatively large Prototyping can be worth hundreds of thousands or even millions. The loss can see when the unreasonable structure or other problems will have in opening the prototyping. The prototype production can avoid this loss and reduce the risk of prototyping opening.
4.Product launch ahead of schedule
Since prototype manufacturing is so advanced, you can use the prototype to promote products before the Prototyping is developed and prepare pre-sales and production work to occupy the market as soon as possible.