Processes RPT - Rapid prototyping

RPT is an acronym for a group of processes capable of producing prototypes of a complex geometry in various materials (wax, plastic, metal, etc.).

Since RPT more and more is used for actual production the term 'additive manufacturing - AM' is increasingly being used instead of RPT.

The dominating types of RPT produce objects in a laminated way, i.e. layer by layer, by using CAD/NC data.

Danish Name Hurtig prototypefremstilling, additiv fremstilling
Category Joining processes
RPT
processes
Fused deposition modelling - FDM
Laminated object manufacturing - LOM
Liquid binding powder - LBP (3D print)
Multi Jet modelling - MJM
Selective laser sintering - SLS
Stereo lithography - SLA
Solid ground curing - SGC (cubital)
References Stereolithography and other RP&M Technologies
Price notes Price is generally proportional to the time consumption on the machine. This means that price increases with finer layer thickness, increased volume, as well as increased part height.
Another factor that affects the price is that many machines require the use of specially produced propiretary material.
Keywords RPT
Rapid prototyping
Additive Manufacturing
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