Design prototypes are initial parts produced to verify component design during the research and development stage, which can provide critical information prior to investing in production tooling. These parts can be molded or machined directly out of plastic, metal or wood.
Rapid prototypes use an automatic additive manufacturing process in conjunction with a three-dimensional CAD model to create a sample of the part. This is accomplished by applying successive layers of liquid, powder or sheet material. Typical processes include stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS).
Domet can aid in the manufacture of your design or rapid prototypes and manage the swift transition to full production by serving as a single-source supplier.