(1) high flexibility
Rapid prototyping is the most prominent feature is the flexible, cancel special tools, computers can be produced under the management and control of any complex shape parts, it can be reprogrammed, restructuring, continuously changing patterns of production equipment using information into a manufacturing system.
(2) the height of the technology integration
Rapid prototyping of computer technology, CNC technology. Integration of laser technology and materials technology. Conceptually, it is guided by the accumulation of discrete/, based on the control computer and NC, with greatest pleasure as a goal. Only in today's computer technology, digital technology development, rapid prototyping can be entered the practical stage.
(3) design integration
Another notable feature is the integration of CAD/CAM for rapid prototyping. In traditional CAD/CAM technology, due to the limitations of, leading design and manufacturing integration difficult to achieve. For rapid prototyping, and, as a result of accumulation of discrete/layered manufacturing process, can be very well combined CAD/CAM.
Rapid prototyping is an important feature of its quickness. This feature is suitable for new product development and management.
(5) freedom of shape
This feature is based on rapid prototype technology made in free form.
(6) the magnitude of material
In the field of rapid prototyping, due to various form of rapid prototyping technology in different ways, thus the materials used also varies.