Shenzhen SWE Provides You With More Knowledge Of Prototype

Generally speaking, the prototype is a function template for checking the appearance or structural rationality based on one or several of the product appearance drawings or structural drawings without opening the mold. The early prototypes were limited by various conditions, mainly because most of their work was done by prototype, which made the prototype construction period long and it was difficult to strictly meet the dimensional requirements of the appearance and structural drawings, so the inspection appearance or The function of structural rationality is also greatly reduced. With the advancement of technology, the rapid development of CAD and CAM technology has provided better technical support for prototype-made manufacturing, making the accuracy of the prototype-made board possible. On the other prototype, with the increasingly fierce competition in society, the speed of product development has increasingly become the main contradiction of competition, and the production of Prototype can effectively improve the speed of product development. It is in this situation that the Prototype manufacturing industry has emerged as a relatively independent industry and has flourished. According to the means of production, the prototype can be divided into a manual prototype and a numerical control prototype.

Classification of the prototype
The early prototypes were limited by various conditions, mainly because most of their work was done by prototype, which made the prototype construction period long and it was difficult to strictly meet the dimensional requirements of the appearance and structural drawings, so the inspection appearance or The function of structural rationality is also greatly reduced.
With the advancement of technology, the rapid development of CAD and CAM technology has provided better technical support for prototype-made manufacturing, making the accuracy of the prototype-made board possible.
On the other prototype, with the increasingly fierce competition in the society, the development speed of products has increasingly become the main contradiction of competition, and the production of Prototype can effectively improve the speed of product development.
It is in this situation that the Prototype manufacturing industry has emerged as a relatively independent industry and has flourished.
According to the means of production, the prototype can be divided into manual prototype and numerical control prototype:
(1) Manual prototype: The main workload is done by prototype.
(2) CNC prototype: The main workload is completed by CNC machine tools, and according to the equipment used, it can be divided into laser rapid prototyping (RP) and prototype machining center (CNC) prototype.
A: RP prototype: mainly the prototype produced by laser rapid prototyping technology.
B: CNC prototype: mainly the prototype produced by the machining center.
Compared with the CNC prototype, the RP prototype has its own merits:
The advantages of the RP prototype plate are mainly in its rapidity, but it is mainly formed by the stacking technique. Therefore, the RP prototype is generally relatively rough, and there are certain requirements on the wall thickness of the product, for example, the wall thickness is too thin to be produced.
The advantage of the CNC prototype plate is that it can reflect the information expressed by the drawing very accurately, and the surface quality of the CNC prototype is high, especially after the surface coating and silk screen printing is completed, even more brilliant than the product produced after the mold is opened. Therefore, the manufacture of CNC Prototype has become the mainstream of the Prototype manufacturing industry.
The prototype can be divided into plastic prototype and metal prototype according to the materials used in the production:
(1) Plastic prototype: The raw material is plastic, mainly the prototype of some plastic products, such as TV sets, monitors, telephones, etc.
(2) Metal prototype: The raw material is metal material such as aluminum-magnesium alloy, which is mainly the prototype of some high-end products. For example, notebook computer, advanced single player, MP3 player, CD player, etc.

The necessity of making a prototype
(1) Inspection design
The prototype is not only visible, but also touchable. He can intuitively reflect the designer’s creativity in the form of physical objects, avoiding the drawbacks of “painting good looks and making them look bad”. Therefore, the production of the prototype is indispensable in the process of new product development and product shape.
(2) Inspection structure design
Because the prototype plate is configurable, it can intuitively reflect the rationality of the structure and the ease of installation. It is convenient to find problems early and solve problems.
(3) Avoid the risk of directly opening the mold
Since the cost of mold manufacturing is generally high, the relatively large mold value is hundreds of thousands or even millions. If the structure is unreasonable or other problems are found during the mold opening process, the loss can be imagined. Prototype production can avoid this loss and reduce the risk of mold opening.
(4) Make the product time ahead of time
Due to the advanced nature of the prototype-made production, you can use the prototype-made board for product promotion before the mold is developed, and even the pre-sales, production preparation work, and early occupation of the market.

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Post time: May-13-2018