Rapid Prototype Design for Product Manufacturing

Product designers and engineers would create makeshift proof-of-concept models with basic tools, but producing functional prototypes often required the same processes as final products. Traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding or CNC require costly tooling and setup, which makes low-volume, custom prototypes prohibitively expensive.

Rapid prototyping helps companies turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept, advances these concepts to high-fidelity prototypes that look and work like final products, and guides products through a series of validation stages toward mass production.

With rapid prototyping, designers and engineers can create prototypes directly from CAD data faster than ever before, and execute quick and frequent revisions of their designs based on real-world testing and feedback.

This workshop curriculum consisting of 3D PRINTER , 3D MODELS DESIGN AND ROBOTICS.  Students will learn how to make their own ideas into a quality prototypes

We recommend that the minimum number of students to participate in a 3-day workshop is 100

•Training fee for a 3-day prototype design and robotics workshop is 800₹/-head (for institutions)

• For office  training 2500₹/-head
•3d printer price - 39k/- 
•Quadruped Robot kit price - 3900₹/- 

You can read below the syllabus and price details of each section. The 3d design and the robotics section can also be do separately. 

Section 1
•Introduction about Prototype and Production.
•Idea pitching.
•Learn about additive manufacturing.
•learn about 3d printer technology. 
•assemble 3d printer (optional).
•Learn about 3D printer working principle and mechanism.
•Introduction-CAD file designing and software.
•Learn about software and its components for 3D model design.
•Design of 3D files and test them on printer.

Training fees  --- 500₹ 300₹/head 
Time required --- 7hr to 10hr 
3d printer cost --- 39k (GST not included) (optional)

Section 2
•Design of 3D files of a  Quadruped robot.(Optional)
•Assemble a Quadruped Robot. 
•Learn about the quadruped  robot walking algorithm. 
•Arduino coding and wiring. 
•Test output.

Training fees -- 600₹ 400₹/head 
Time required -- 8hr to 10hr 
Kit price -- 3900₹ /- (GST not included) (optional)

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What is Rapid Prototyping?
Rapid prototyping is the group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) data. Because these parts or assemblies are usually constructed using additive techniques as opposed to traditional subtraction methods, the phrase has become synonymous with additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

Additive manufacturing is a natural match for prototyping. It provides almost unlimited form freedom, doesn’t require tooling, and can produce parts with properties closely matching various materials made with traditional manufacturing methods. 3D printing technologies have been around since the 1980s, but their high cost and complexity mostly limited use to large corporations, or forced smaller companies to outsource production to specialized services, waiting weeks between iterations.

The advent of desktop and benchtop 3D printing has changed this status quo and inspired a groundswell of adoption that shows no sign of stopping. With in-house 3D printing, engineers and designers can quickly iterate between digital designs and physical prototypes. It is now possible to create prototypes within a day and carry out quick iterations of design, size, shape, or assembly based on results of real-life testing and analysis. Ultimately, rapid prototyping helps companies get better products to market faster than their competition.

Why Rapid Prototyping?
Realize and Explore Concepts Faster
Rapid prototyping elevates initial ideas to low-risk concept explorations that look like real products in no time. It allows designers to go beyond virtual visualization, making it easier to understand the look and feel of the design, and compare concepts side by side.

Communicate Ideas Effectively
Physical models empower designers to share their concepts with colleagues, clients, and collaborators to convey ideas in ways not possible by merely visualizing designs on screen. Rapid prototyping facilitates the clear, actionable feedback that is essential for creators to refine and improve their designs.

Design Iteratively and Instantly Incorporate Changes
Design is always an iterative process requiring multiple rounds of testing, evaluation, and refinement before getting to a final product. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing provides the flexibility to create more realistic prototypes faster and implement changes instantly, elevating this crucial trial and error process.

A good model is a 24-hour design cycle: design during work, 3D print parts overnight, clean and test the next day, tweak the design, then repeat.

Save Cost and Time
With 3D printing, there’s no need for costly tooling and setup; the same equipment can be used to produce different geometries. In-house prototyping eliminates the high costs and lead time associated with outsourcing.

Test Thoroughly and Minimize Design Flaws
In product design and manufacturing, finding and fixing design flaws early can help companies avoid costly design revisions and tooling changes down the road.

Rapid prototyping allows engineers to thoroughly test prototypes that look and perform like final products, reducing the risks of usability and manufacturability issues before moving into production.

Applications of Rapid Prototyping
Thanks to a variety of available technologies and materials, rapid prototyping with 3D printing supports designers and engineers throughout product development, from initial concept models to engineering, validation, and production.

Concept Models
Concept models or proof-of-concept (POC) prototypes help product designers validate ideas and assumptions and test a product’s viability. Physical concept models can demonstrate an idea to stakeholders, create discussion, and drive acceptance or rejection using low-risk concept explorations.

Designers at Swiss design and consultancy studio Panter&Tourron used SLA 3D printing to get from concept to showcase in two weeks.
Designers at Swiss design and consultancy studio Panter&Tourron used SLA 3D printing to get from concept to showcase in two weeks.

The key to successful concept modeling is speed; designers need to generate a wealth of ideas, before building and evaluating physical models. At this stage, usability and quality are of less importance and teams rely on off-the-shelf parts as much as possible.

3D printers are ideal tools to support concept modeling. They provide unmatched turnaround time to convert a computer file into a physical prototype, allowing designers to test more concepts, faster. In contrast with the majority of workshop and manufacturing tools, desktop 3D printers are office-friendly, sparing the need for a dedicated space.

Functional Prototypes
As the product moves into the subsequent stages, details become increasingly important. 3D printing allows engineers to create high-fidelity prototypes that accurately represent the final product. This makes it easier to verify the design, fit, function, and manufacturability before investing in expensive tooling and moving into production, when the time and cost to make change becomes increasingly prohibitive.