Prototyping is an indispensible part of product designing and development. The product as tangible entity should have appropriate design and functionality to suit its existence. The process of prototyping defines the proper functionality and structure of the product as it goes to other phases for its development.
Prototyping earlier was nothing but just a hand made drawing and engineers indulged in this profession were made to learn the art of drawing the prototype regardless of its complexity. Thus, very often the prototype of the product failed to achieve accuracy as the result of which the product that comes out had some or the other problems in its functioning.
Later, to increase the accuracy of the product development team started taking care while following the generated prototype. But the results didn’t improved much, and then there was a revolutionary change in the prototyping field i.e. the launch of CAD software’s in the market have changed the whole prototyping scenario and soon the prototyping technique was changed to Rapid Prototyping.
The era of Rapid Prototyping helped lots of people around the globe to give their business a new turn and invent some new products which seemed to be impossible while following the earlier method. Almost, every product development firm around the world adapted the new change. Unlike the earlier prototyping technique now even small businesses can afford prototyping solutions. The technique improved the prototype accuracy as well as also made this technique quite affordable.
This technique made the process of product development much faster and reliable.