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How to Find the Right Provider of Rapid Prototyping Services in China

By Jesus David Cano Romano
August 26, 2016
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Rapid prototyping is done to formulate a scale model using three-dimensional computer aided programming. It is done to create a physical sample model of the design using different techniques like three-dimensional printing, low volume manufacturing, CNC machining, etc. It allows businesses to test the prototype model for its applicability, and if it passes all company standards, clear it for manufacturing. This saves a firm’s resources from being wasted on a batch production process that does not suit its requirements.

China is the one of the worldwide leaders in rapid prototyping services. The Chinese companies have employed pioneering technologies such as developing a live working model from the CAD file designs using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). These companies help in the production process on a case-to-case basis as per individual project requirements. Different firms specialize in different services, the most-used options being 3D printing, vacuum casting, rapid prototyping, die-casting and rapid tooling. Choosing the right prototyping service depends on your type of business and corresponding requirements.

It is important to consider the following requisites while choosing a Chinese rapid prototyping services firm for your business.

  • The company must be technically equipped to provide services such as 3D printing, vacuum casting, tool casting, etc.
  • The firm must have shown its ability to adopt iterative designing to deliver the best quality product.
  • It should promote scrap reduction by retooling and reworking on the design of the product. This helps the engineers make more revisions in lesser time and make the finished product available much more quickly and easily to the client.
  • The enterprise must have the ability to test the product in industrial conditions to check its applicability in the actual environment.
  • It is beneficial to associate with companies that abide by and adapt to the changing trends in technology.
  • While choosing the firm, you should check for customer reviews and yearly ratings by different experts.
  • Invest in a company that gives detailed reports about the product and deviations, if any, from standards and requirements.
  • It is important to keep in mind the expertise of the working team. Their specialization must be in tune with your product needs.