Rapid prototyping starts from drawing boards or papers, whether graphically drawn or written, the concept takes off and digitally represented. An example of this is when sensitive surgical operations involve wasting away one life to execute, the studies are accomplished not just by diagnosing but the whole process has to be simulated with computers.
Say, a cranium (of the skull) can be remodeled artificially from 3D generated prototyped models in its actual form for planned strategies before the execution takes place. Pre-operations with the use of this system will lessen the risk of failure than the traditional way of imagination only.
Today, in the advent of vectors, or mathematically computed imagery manipulated by computers, designs can be simulated to scales with very minimal error or difference of about less than 1 millimeter. Applied to engineering tasks, mechanical and any other tangible items are pre-designed via rapid prototyping.
Clients are able to see realistic images of simulations, can scrap everything or do changes without wasting insurmountable funds for actual samples, except for the design payment of the particular stage.
Models are machine prototyped for better visibility and appreciation. Achieved as 3d designs, it is easy to manipulate physical property changes with computers while it makes the whole method fast, reliable and rewarding.
It takes teamwork to achieve rapid prototyping and the application of its principles in a particular field. Basically, most of the tasks are done during the design schematic process. It is now a part of any sensitive productions to do rapid prototyping before deciding on how the project or product will make or break it own future in the market. Or in case of surgical applications, it aids in the crucial steps the specialists will take part in a life-threatening solution rapid prototyping can offer.
As advancements go further, rapid prototyping will gear to better improvements. It will always involve additional cost to a company or organizations, but the benefit is something the world cannot let go as a simple life-saving advantage. It is one of the great accomplishments of the digital age.