What Are Suitable Materials for Rapid Prototyping?

In the following four materials for rapid prototyping, only black PC can be spliced, while the other three materials cannot be spliced but manufactured in one piece instead. 

1.Prototypes of conventional products are generally made of ABS material, and the prototypes made of ABS are easy to machine, and more pleasant looking after treatment. 

2.Prototypes of high temperature resistant products can be made with materials including(1) epoxy resin; (2)bakelite; (3) black PC; (4) PA (nylon). 

3. Prototypes of wear resistantproducts can be produced withPOM or PA. Prototypes made of  both materials can not be spliced, but to be manufactured in one piece. 

4.Prototypes of products of high toughnesscan be produced withPA or PP. Prototypes made of  both materials can not be spliced, but to be manufactured in one piece. 

5.Prototypes of transparent product can be produced withPMMA (acrylic), transparent ABSandtransparent PC. Prototypes made of these materials with high transparency have the same feature of real products through polishing. 

6.Thesurfaces of prototypes are generally treated with spraying, electroplating, grinding, screen printing and pad printing. The spraying on prototypes include glossy, matte, sanded effects, transparent color, translucent color, fluorescent color and rubber oil. 

If you want to do some prototypes and don’t know which material is better, feel free to contact us at [email protected] for more suggestions. 

 

Author: Chris Na