The Metal Rapid Prototype of rapid metal prototype include aluminum alloy, copper alloy, magnesium alloy and stainless steel. It is common among high-end metal prototype, like the case of notebook, digital camera and mobile. Such kind of prototypes have strict requirement in quality, appearance and dimension precision.
During the processof new product development, the product’s appearance verification is a must. The surface ofrapid metal prototype can be treated with painting, electroplating, anodic oxidation, screen printing, and sand spraying. It is concrete, and can reflect vividly the idea of the designer, therefore, it can help designers to make a quick verification in the satisfaction of appearance and the resonability of structure.
The crafts of rapidmetalprototype can be divided into two types. The first is making the prototype by stacking of materials with 3D data of CAD and 3D printer (SLM). And the second is using CNC numerical center to send order to machine in the form of numbers or characters. Then CNC machine will process various metal materials according to the order. The cutter will move automatically along the route and finish the processing of the prototype.
Precision Sheet Metal Prototype is indispensable in product design. For customized prototype, the technology of supplier determines directly the quality. The sheet metal manufacturer needs to confirm the quantity and sequence of the process. It is called the technology route to list the name of main procedure and the sequence of manufacturing.