Questions tagged [rapid-prototyping]

A method of quick fabrication which produces a scale model of a part or assembly using CAD software, then printing in 3D.

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Where to find information on 'fast' or 'professional' 3D printers?

I work for a company that makes items from plastics. Many or our current runs are between 500 and 5000 copies, but knowing the company, if we find a good method to do smaller runs, they are willing to ...
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3D printing for storage card shell?

I know nothing about 3D printing and I was wondering if it is a good candidate for what I want to make. I want to make a custom game cartridge which looks like this: Basically it's like a SD card ...
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RetinaCreate Optimal Rotation

I'm currently using FSL3d's RetinaCreate to prepare 3d-files for printing for research purposes. In this, I am relying on their Optimal Rotation feature which rotates the object by, as far as I can ...
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Ball valve to be prototyped

Hey so theres a product we have been prototyping. We cant do FDM. The item has a ball valve. and the ball ~ 1.6-1.9mm I cant seem to prototype it. I have tried SLS, SLA, Polyjet. Anybody knows ...
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Whats the difference between a basic rapid prototyping machine and a 3D printer?

In general 3D printers are compact and smaller than RP machines. That's ok. But, what's the difference? 3D printers can be used as RP machine too.
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Alternatives to RepRap project? [closed]

I would like to print 3D desktop printer, but currently I know only RepRap project. Ideally I'm looking for some better quality or larger alternatives (e.g. for printing larger parts than RepRap ...