Prototyping allows for the creation of solid three-dimensional objects
from designs. The process works by building layers of material(s)
that are then fused together. Our industrial designers use 3D Cad
software to create images which are then transformed into virtual
cross sections. These slices are then created in physical space
using one of several processes, such as selective laser sintering
(SLS), stereo lithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modelling or Objet
advises clients on the most appropriate type of process and material
for their application and organises to have the prototypes made.
The choice of process and material depends on the type of part,
the degree of functionality required and the number and durability
of the prototypes. Some are mainly for presentation; others are
intended to work just like the final manufactured part, in order
to verify design and function. Advances in techniques and materials
are making it possible to produce rapid prototypes that are very
similar to the look and feel of the final product.