Technological innovations are almost advancing every opportunity to take a step. Many new inventions are presented to people every day. Nowadays, it is very easy to imagine things that one creates in mind. With the help of those 3D printers, one can easily visualize the patterns and structures of a project in reality. Traditionally, engineers and architects used to draw the project structure on paper, called a blueprint, and they would build a small miniature version of their project. Today, the structure and patterns will be made using computers and the exact characteristics can now be printed. More accurate than the 3D printer is the rapid prototyping machine. Today it has been widely used by professionals such as architects and engineers and any other large company.

The rapid prototyping machine is made up of different machines that create a 3D version of the scale models. It has been presented in the year 1980 and until now; It has been constantly updating the features it can provide. Converting the data on the prototype machine is the same process that occurs when one encodes data on the computer and prints the data using the printer. The finished model file is generated using software called CAD, and the data is transformed into a file with an STL extension. Fast prototype machines can decode the data using the STL file and segmenting the data into different layers.

The names that adhere to it are the stereophonic lithography, the solid earth curing and the deposition modeling used. Resins are the main component that is used throughout the process. Resin is a viscous substance produced through the polymerization process, and the rapid prototyping process begins with stereo-lithography. Stereo-lithography is the process in which the photosensitive resin was hardening by the laser beam. As its name implies, solid earth curing restores the resin with ultraviolet rays. Although the deposition modeling used, it is the process in which molten polymers are used to support the different layers in which the structure can be found. All of these processes are the actual occurrence that occurs within the machine.

Today, many different professions are using this type of machine. It has been found useful since you could create a 3D image that can clearly visualize the project you want to present. The rapid prototype machine can also save time, effort, and money. It saves time by the fact that instead of creating scale models for almost months, it can happen in days. Although this type of machine generates more than a hundred thousand dollars, it can still reduce the overhead of materials used for traditional scale modeling. In addition, low material waste is also one of the good advantages that it will create for the business, the scale models manufactured by the rapid prototype machines increase the successful communication between engineers, product designers and marketing departments. Therefore, it is hoped to increase collaboration between them.

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Many companies have focused their attention on rapid prototyping for their needs to create and develop models and prototypes.