Top Tips: Rapid Prototyping for Small Shops

Prototypes have traditionally been early versions of designs given three-dimensional solid form in order to test their appearance, ergonomics, fit, or performance in a real-world application. As the product design cycle becomes shorter, parts made using prototyping technology are increasingly used as stand-ins for parts made using more traditional manufacturing methods.

Read on for some tips on incorporating rapid prototyping technologies into your product-development cycle.