rapid prototyping

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Processes and their accompanying technologies that can construct physical models from three-dimensional design data. It is an additive process, created by adding layers of paper, wax or plastic with the end result being a solid, 3-D object. Rapid prototyping processes are generally used by industrial designers to create prototypes of their designs both for displaying and testing.
rapid prototyping
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024