Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping or RP is a term related to a variety of manufuring processes either subtractive or compressive in nature.
Subtractive RP manufacturing processes include milling, grinding, and turning operations.
Compressive RP manufacturing processes includes castings, sintering, and molding.

Each process has pros and cons.

Advantages of CNC for Rapid Prototyping

  • Short lead time
  • No fixed tooling
  • Precision
  • Design/program can be quickly and easily modified