Rapid Prototyping Training

Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or "Additive layer manufacturing" technology.

The first methods for rapid prototyping became available in the late 1980s and were used to produce models and prototype parts. Today, they are used for a wide range of applications and are used to manufacture production-quality parts in relatively small numbers. Airbus has adopted this method of manufacturing process ( Fuel nozzle assembly in the engine, Bracket for holding display monitor for passenger etc.) to save fuel cost and development time. Medical Industries also have adopted this manufacturing processes to manufacture human body parts. This process is also Environmental friendly, as it does not generate any scrap material during the manufacturing process.

Details of the Training

After carrying out the scanning process and creating the 3D model or creating a 3D model from scratch, the students will be able to transfer the model to 3D printing software. After creating 'G-Code', the model can be printed in a 3D printer. Based on the requirements, the students will be able to generate the prototype in

  • FDM (Fused Deposition Method)
  • SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)
  • SLA (Stereolithography
  • Metal 3D printing

Duration:- 1 month

Learning outcome for students:-

  • Knowledge of handling 3D models for Additive manufacturing process.
  • Hands-on session of 3D printing
  • Material selection for Additive manufacturing
  • Visit to organizations / Design House / 3D printer users
  • Practical demos / Real printing using live projects
  • Inspection of 3D printed parts to learn about 3D printing accuracy