Functional Rapid Prototyping
Due to the 3D revolution in the prototyping industry, companies can now fast-track the stages of the product development process and accelerate products to the market. 3D printing enables ‘prototyping’ to become ‘rapid prototyping’, a process that delivers greater team and organizational efficiency and better product insight thereby averting poor decisions that could be lengthy and costly to rectify.
Functional Performance (FUNCTION)
This stage is typically done after a concept has been selected.
It evaluates and determines the precise fit, while advancing and refining the visual form of a prototype.
Validating a design meets the functional requirements is done during this stage.
Validation is done through a multitude of test scenarios which simulate the product’s usage under real world conditions giving designers and engineers the confidence to move to manufacturing.