UniFormation GKTwo 3D printer

Rapid prototyping

From Maker Trainer, the online makerspace

Rapid prototyping is a technique in engineering and product design whereby a scale model is created of a proposed product, tool or component to assess its viability. Rapid prototyping is one of the most widespread applications of additive manufacturing due to the relatively inexpensive and quick turnaround of the process. Rapid prototyping allows for assessing and testing a proposed idea in real life, and redesigning the part as necessary, without the need for a large investment of time or cost.