The article provides information from designers of different disciplines about how they incorporate rapid prototyping (RP) into their design processes. PI Group considers a technology for fast prototyping and quick tooling in order to develop structural package designs in combination with RP. Barber Ogerby Associates (BOA) mentions they only use RP for its speed but not to replace the traditional prototyping methods. Gordon Murray Design has utilized RP for it skips lengthy processes.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, PRODUCT design, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article discusses the role of prototyping in the product design process. It is said that adding color to a prototype or model can make a huge difference to a client's perception of how the final design is going to look. According to the author, prototype testing is helpful in overcoming technical design and engineering challenges.
INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, NEW product development, and DESIGNERS
The article discusses the impact of rapid manufacturing (RM) and rapid prototyping (RP) technologies on the way designers make things. According to the author, RM creates geometric forms that can be imagined and sketched and compresses the time it takes to produce a finished product, ready for sale, direct from design. He adds that RP has certainly changed the design process because it can get a model very quickly and cheaply.