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Rapid prototyping – The faster route to series maturity.

Rapid Prototyping allows Pöppelmann to create individual testing samples in different materials, even in early development stages. Ideas and developments are therefore fast and cheap to implement (and conceive).

From idea to model.

We have been working with rapid prototyping in our organisation for many years now (stereo lithography (SLS), selective laser sintering (SLA), 3D printing). When we receive a request for a product, we do not merely devise a drawing for it. Rather, we produce a part that the customer can grasp, feel and test within a few hours.

Manufactured by our 3D printers, which able to produce different – hard or soft – materials. They create prototypes coming very close to the final part. So close that the customer can test its functions under realistic conditions. Therefore, customers can immediately tell whether the part works, if it meets their expectations, which issues have to be addressed and how that should be approached. Through rapid prototyping we show how an idea can be brought into practice in the shortest possible time.

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Packaging with pre-assembled bottom compartment, hinged lid with tamper-evident closure (right).

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Packaging with pre-assembled bottom compartment, hinged lid with tamper-evident closure (right).

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Protective cap with tamper-evident closure (right).

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Protective cap with tamper-evident closure (right).

Pöppelmann development:

Pöppelmann development: "foon".

Thanks to rapid prototyping (SLS/SLA/3D printing), functional samples and prototypes are already available at early stages of development.

Thanks to rapid prototyping (SLS/SLA/3D printing), functional samples and prototypes are already available at early stages of development.

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Rectangular tray with tamper-evident closure (right).

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Rectangular tray with tamper-evident closure (right).

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Sweetener dispenser with tamper-evident closure (right).

3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Sweetener dispenser with tamper-evident closure (right).

<p>3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Packaging with pre-assembled bottom compartment, hinged lid with tamper-evident closure (right).</p>
<p>3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Protective cap with tamper-evident closure (right).</p>
<p>Pöppelmann development: "foon".</p>
<p>Thanks to rapid prototyping (SLS/SLA/3D printing), functional samples and prototypes are already available at early stages of development.</p>
<p>3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Rectangular tray with tamper-evident closure (right).</p>
<p>3D samples through rapid prototyping (left). Sweetener dispenser with tamper-evident closure (right).</p>

The advantages of Rapid Prototyping at a glance:

  • Effective. From idea to model.
  • Versatile. Design, functional and installation prototypes made of a variety of materials.
  • Flexible. 1K and 2K applications.
  • Customised. Sheer or colourful finish.
  • Economical. Models made without special tools.
  • Fast. Time and cost benefits, shorter design times.
  • With a plus in efficiency. Samples from real material using rapid tooling.

Faster and more cost-effective results.

Quickly produced prototypes not only convince our customers that we take their orders seriously, but that we also really understand them. They give your idea a form in an instant. They show you whether the investment you are planning is justified. They make complex, technical connections comprehensible, even for customer representatives who are not experts in plastics. And they make it possible for the customer to go in turn to their customers with the prototypes and continue development work with them. They therefore help your product reach market maturity more quickly.

 

Even shorter development times and lower costs.

Another development in generative manufacturing is rapid tooling: resistant samples from real serial-production material. Our idea is not to print the part itself, but the mould required for making it. This printed mould can then be inserted into an existing master cavity mould and filled with moulding material – producing a fully functional component within an extremely short timeframe.

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