What is the process of 3D printing for rapid product validation?

What is the process of 3D printing for rapid product validation

3D printing is a technology that allows creating physical objects from digital models. It works by depositing layers of material on top of each other, following the shape and design of the model. 3D printing can be used for rapid product validation, which is the process of testing and evaluating a new product idea before investing in mass production. Rapid product validation can help reduce costs, save time, and improve quality.

Some of the steps involved in 3D printing for rapid product validation are:

  • Designing the product using a computer-aided design (CAD) software or scanning an existing object.
  • Choosing the appropriate 3D printing technology and material for the product. There are different types of 3D printing technologies, such as fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS), and more. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the complexity, size, and functionality of the product. The material can be plastic, metal, ceramic, resin, or even biological tissue.
  • Printing the product using a 3D printer or outsourcing it to a service provider. The printing time can vary depending on the technology, material, and size of the product. Some products may require post-processing, such as cleaning, curing, or polishing.
  • Testing and evaluating the product using various methods, such as measuring, inspecting, or performing functional tests. The product can be compared to the original design or to existing products in the market. The feedback can be used to identify any flaws, errors, or areas of improvement.
  • Iterating the process until the product meets the desired specifications and expectations. The design can be modified based on the feedback and printed again until the product is validated.

3D printing for rapid product validation can offer many benefits, such as:

  • Enabling faster and cheaper prototyping and testing of new products.
  • Allowing more creativity and innovation in product design and development.
  • Enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by involving them in the validation process and delivering customized products.
  • Reducing environmental impact by minimizing waste and using eco-friendly materials.

Due to the rapidity, low cost, high precision, surface finish and ease of post-processing of 3D printed items, they are often used by manufacturers for product verification, so that they can print the product several times at low cost without the need to make a mould, here is how the process of 3D printing for rapid product verification works

According to the drawings sent by the customer, we decided to use 3D printing rapid prototyping to complete, this time printing up to 30 or so product appearance parts, workpiece size up to 532.6mm.

3D printing solutions:

1, the number of printed product parts is large, we choose photosensitive resin material with high precision, through the slicing software we divide it into 1759 layers for printing, layer thickness 0.1mm, high precision and fast speed, the printed parts have a smooth surface.

Support by slicing software plus

Printing on the machine

Alcohol cleaning

Removal of support

Burr removal


2、Fast sanding, painting and other post-treatment, after fine post-treatment, the surface of the product is more polished appearance more fashionable and simple technology.

Paint spraying
  1. Most of the printed parts need to be assembled by hand to complete, our skilled assemblers assemble them according to the drawings and restore them efficiently.

3D printing of perfect prototypes presents:

Top view of 3D printed model
3D printed model assembly and post-processing display of the finished product

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