In layman's terms, a prototype is one or several first made according to the product appearance drawings or structural drawings without the premise of opening the mold. It is used to check the rationality of the appearance or structure. What is the process of rapid prototyping? What time is it?
1) Inspection of the design
The prototype is not only visible but also touchable. It can intuitively reflect the designer's creativity in the form of natural objects, avoiding the drawback of "drawing good-looking but not good-looking." Therefore, prototyping is essential in new product development and product shape scrutiny.
(2) Check the structural design
Because the prototype can be assembled, it can intuitively reflect the structure's rationality and the installation's difficulty. It is convenient to detect and solve problems early.
(3) Avoid the risk of directly opening the mold
Since mold manufacturing costs are generally high, relatively large molds are worth hundreds of thousands or even millions. The loss can be imagined if an unreasonable structure or other problems are found in opening the mold. Prototype production can avoid this loss and reduce the risk of mold opening.
(4) Make the product launch time much earlier
Due to the advanced nature of prototyping, you can use prototyping for product promotion before the mold is developed and even pre-sales and production preparations to occupy the market as soon as possible.