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Rapid Prototyping


Prototyping usually starts with fleshing out the key processes of the product. As the prototype is refined, the details become more complex until the final prototype is completed and delivered to the developer for final development. The time and cost of rapid prototyping will vary depending on the complexity of the product to be developed. JTR can support you with various rapid prototyping services.

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Capabilities of Our Rapid Prototyping

time

Reduced design & development time

成本

Reduced overall product development cost

risk

Elimination or reduction of risk

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Allows functionality testing

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Improved and increased user involvement

质量检查

Ability to evaluate human factors and ergonomics

Rapid Prototyping Options

At the heart of the Carbon, Digital Manufacturing Platform is Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, a software-controlled process that uses light and oxygen to grow parts from a pool of resin.

Direct Metal Laser-Sintering (DMLS), the technology directly uses a high-energy laser to melt metal powder deposition, while sintering and solidifying powder metal materials and automatically stacking them in layers to generate dense geometric entities Components. 

FDM 3D printing refers to Process Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). FDM materials are generally thermoplastic materials, such as wax, ABS, nylon, and so on. The material is heated and melted in the nozzle, and the nozzle moves along the contour of the part and the filling track while extruding the molten material. The final material quickly solidifies and condenses with surrounding materials.

Multi Jet Fusion is an industrial 3D printing process that can produce functional nylon prototypes and end-use production parts within 1 day. Compared with processes such as selective laser sintering, the final part has a high-quality surface finish, excellent feature resolution, and more consistent mechanical properties.

PolyJet is a 3D printing technology that can build parts by jetting thousands of photopolymer droplets onto a build platform and using UV curing. It is one of the fastest and most accurate 3D printing technologies currently available.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), also known as Laser Sintering (LS), uses a CO2 laser to heat and fuse the durable thermoplastic powder to build versatile parts with high elongation at break. 3D printed production parts and prototypes provide lightweight, heat, and chemical resistant solutions.

SLA (Stereolithography Appearance), that is, the three-dimensional light-curing molding method. Also known as three-dimensional lithography, photo-forming, etc., it is a rapid prototyping process that uses a laser beam to scan the liquid photosensitive resin point by point to solidify it.

Rapid sheet metal fabrication is mainly used for the production of sheet metal materials, associated techniques are cutting, forming, welding, bending, stretching, shrinking, etc.

Rapid injection molding is used to manufacture prototype injection molded parts for full functional purposes, or fit testing. Prototype molding can be built fast and the part has the shape and functions a plastic prototype needs for testing, fit and work. Most colors and materials are compatible with it.

Why Should You Choose JTR?

Low Price

Our lean manufacturing facilities employ the latest CNC technology to enable us to efficiently produce your components so we are able to offer competitive quotations.

High Quality

We passed iso9001:2008 and TS16949 quality system certification in 2015 and obtained IATF Quality System Transition Audit certification in 2017. Our quality-conscious professionals are trained in all aspects of quality and written procedures to ensure that all of our customer’s specifications are met at every step. Our QMS manual is available upon request.

Fast Delivery

With our order tracking system, material and tool inventory system, and daily production meetings with key personnel, we are able to track each order received to prevent any time delays. We pride ourselves on delivering superior quality and on-time ratings to all our customers.

Best Service

Customer satisfaction is our pursuit and our team of experts is now ready to serve you.

At Rapid Prototyping Services, we use melt Deposition Modeling (FDM) and other rapid prototyping techniques on large industrial 3D printers to bring your CAD files and design ideas to life.

The Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

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Time-saving: Rapid prototyping helps designers get feedback as early as possible to improve their final design more effectively, reducing the need for changes during development, and increasing productivity.

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Cost savings: Early rapid prototyping can save a lot of development costs and time. Time spent focusing on back-end product architecture is not wasted on flawed interfaces. Prototyping is the best time to test a product before sending it to development.

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Rapid testing: Rapid prototyping helps designers quickly test and iterate on multiple design ideas and methods, enabling them to use more intuitive visual design materials in conversations rather than just verbal descriptions.

How Does Rapid Prototyping Work?

1. The sketch

Before prototyping, sketching is the most efficient way to build a profile for your mobile/Web application or website. Failure was inevitable in this process, and brainstorming enabled us to deal with good and bad ideas in a safe, low-cost way before investing time and effort in developing prototypes. Once the ideas are fleshed out, lo-fi prototypes can be created to reflect those ideas.

2. Prototyping

It is unnecessary and unwise to spend a lot of time perfecting small details at the beginning of rapid prototyping. As requirements and details increase, and as product confidence grows after testing, it’s ok to increase fidelity, but it’s best to start with low fidelity. Which includes:

  • Subtraction – Sculpting a piece of material into the desired shape by milling, grinding, or turning.
  • Compression — semi-solid or liquid materials are forced into the desired shape before solidification, for example by casting, compression sintering, or molding.

In this step, use a powerful collaborative prototyping tool that allows the designer and client to weigh their feedback.

3. Evaluation

Evaluate customers’ parts by sharing the prototype to meet their needs.

4. Improve

Identify areas for improvement or further clarity based on user feedback.

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