3D printing is a great prototyping tool that greatly reduces the time and the costs for creating prototypes, thus stimulating innovation and creativity. 3D printing / prototyping technology fits perfectly into this process by dramatically reducing delivery times, costs, and perceived errors in creating a new product. 3D printed models are valuable tools for communication, exchanging of ideas between colleagues, customers, and merchants in a way that a computer model could never be of such use, because people’s perceptions of a physical object are much different.
Whether in a small, medium or large business, the development of new products is an important part of the company’s progress. New products are what moves the company forward and gives it a competitive advantage for making profits. Prototypes of a new product are an inseparable part of this process. Through them, the teams can see and touch the physical prototype model before it enters into mass production. The product concept itself can be tested and any deformations, defects or inaccuracies can be easily and quickly identified and later adjusted in the software model of the product.
The conceptual development usually means testing different ideas until the most acceptable product version is achieved before the beginning of mass production.
While the conceptual modeling tests the exterior and the basic aesthetic qualities of the product, the functional prototyping focuses on the different manufacturing capabilities of the model.
The need for tests is undeniable, but the creation of functional models remains an expensive, time-consuming and an inefficient method. However, with ‘Solid Fil’s’ services, you will create your robust and high-quality prototypes that can (if necessary) withstand temperature, chemical and mechanical stress. You will be able to use realistic models that represent an exact copy of the appearance and the feel of your end product without wasting time for delivery.
Part of the functionalities that can be tested are friction behavior, elastic connections, combination of materials, surrogate parts, air tunnel tests, and more.