INJECTION MOLDING RAPID PROTOTYPING
Atlantic Precision Products can also offer you the fastest way to get real prototype parts, made from real materials, with Rapid Prototyping services.
Rapid prototyping — also called Solid Freeform Fabrication — is accomplished through a computerized additive layering process. First, a 3D computer generated image of the part is sliced into layers. The coordinates of each slice are then fed into a specialized computer that directs a laser (using X and Y axis directions) to cure or sinter the cross section (slice) of the part.
This process is repeated until the height of the part is completed. Build time can range from as little as one hour, up to several hours, depending upon the part’s volume, mass & height.