Definitions for "Rapid Prototyping"
"Fabrication of a physical, three-dimensional part of arbitrary shape directly from a numerical description (typically a CAD model) by a quick, highly automated and totally flexible process." Rapid Prototyping Report, October 1992 "A term used to describe a three-dimensional output technology that can make rapid reproductions of human error, perfectly." "A definition of 'Xerox'" by Merle L. Meacham
A working model hurriedly put together that incorporates the functionality of the project. It is functionally equivalent to a subset of the product [11].
The computerized equipment that builds a three-dimensional model of a casting from a CAD drawing.
Developing a product or solution through the creation of rough mock-ups, which through trial and error increasingly approach the desired end result.