Rapid Prototyping

If you're fortunate, your virtual prototyping software will also be capable of Rapid Prototyping (RP). RP helps create physical prototypes of modeled design alternatives, directly from within the software. RP output can range in sophistication from a set of part-building templates printed on paper, to an actual 3-D printer that builds true 3-D objects using jets of liquid polymer. The future of RP is pretty exciting.

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