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Rapid Prototyping or Manuafacturing

About Rapid Prototyping or Manuafacturing

Rapid prototyping machines ‘print’ in three dimensions from a CAD file. The object is built up layer-by-layer; each new layer is bonded or
melted into the previous one. Rapid Prototyping can be undertaken in a variety of different materials, for example: polyamide powder or nylon, plaster bonded with glue, photo-polymer resin, bronze alloy, steel, stainless steel or cobalt chrome. Types of rapid Prototyping and manufacturing include:

Selective Laser Sintering:
A type of rapid prototyping or manufacturing which builds three dimensionally using a polyamide powder.

3D Printing
A type of rapid prototyping or manufacturing which prints three-dimensionally using a plaster based material bonded with glue.

Prefatory Three Dimensional Printing:
A type of rapid prototyping or manufacturing which prints three dimensionally using photo-polymer resin cured with glue.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering:
A type of rapid prototyping or manufacturing which prints three dimensionally using a variety of metals, including bronze alloy, steel, stainless steel or cobalt chrome.