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Rapid prototyping comprises all industrial techniques employed to shape prototypes quickly. With traditional mechanical techniques, material is removed from a pre-existing unique block. With rapid prototyping techniques, instead, the desired shape is modelled by additive method and material is added layer by layer.
This implies a number of advantages. Firstly, a high level accuracy: rapid prototyping techniques, in fact, imply a 0.03 mm tolerance limit and most shapes, otherwise impossible with traditional methods, can instead be formed. Secondly, unwanted material waste, along with costs and environmental impact, are reduced. But the most relevant advantage of all, acknowledged by the technological market where these techniques are increasingly spreading, is their capacity to shape prototypes in unprecedentedly short times.

A prototype can be so much highly customized that its final shape will be similar to the serial product. With rapid prototyping, in fact, colours and materials for the production of high precision and complex shapes can be chosen, along with a wide range of finishes that will make the sampling model look identical to the final product. Different grades of sandblasting, superficial treatments, metal coatings, inserts and a wide array of cosmetic paintings are also available.

It is then possible to make a decision in terms of time and costs, employing a raw shape of the prototype just for a quick preview of the productive process, or upgrading it with more detailed characteristics and qualities for further analysis.
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  • Technologies

We dream of a place where all designers can conceive unlimited products. We know we are still far from it but with the employment of a wider range of materials and technologies, the existing limits can be overcome.
Listed below are the selected technologies and materials that will increase the possibilities of action and development.

  • SLA | Stereolithography

Stereolithography is among the most commonly employed techniques of rapid prototyping for the production of models from resin, since it offers a wide range of materials and finishes.
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  • SLS | Laser Sintering

SLS laser sintering is a rapid prototyping technique that can be employed throughout the cycles of product development, up to the final functional prototype.
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  • DMLS | Laser Sintering

The DMLS laser sintering is a rapid prototyping technology employed to build metal prototypes that will be tested for all functional aspects.
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  • Precision casting

The process of casting with a vacuum system allows the making of single details or small ranges of them with light alloys, starting from a three-dimensional design.
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  • Materials

Our technologies can employ different materials. Some materials are mainly composed by nylon, others by flexible or rigid plastics and metals and there are thermoplastic materials.
Some of these materials perfectly meet the needs of specific sectors such as automotive, dental industry, jewelry and architecture. Some others better comply with the functional features of the product.
Listed below are the materials employed with different technologies.
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