Rapid Plastic Medical Prototyping
Prototype can be divided four types: plastic
Prototype can be divided four types: plastic prototype, silicone prototype, metal prototype, and sludge prototype:
(1) Plastic prototype: Its raw materials are plastic, such as televisions, monitors, telephones and so on.
(2) Silicone prototype: Its raw material is silicone, which is mainly used to display the shape of product design, such as automobiles, mobile phones, toys, handicrafts, daily necessities, and so on.
(3) Metal prototype: Its raw materials are aluminum-magnesium alloys and other metal materials, which are mainly used on some high-end products, such as notebook computers, advanced stand-alone players, MP3 players, CD players, and so on.
(4) Sludge prototype: Its raw material is sludge, commonly known as mud carving sample, which is mainly used for product appearance design and development. In the early stage of product development, mud sculptors use their own imagination or pictures to model with oil sludge to determine the appearance, but the current sludge prototype is replaced by a lot of freeform.