Rapid prototyping manufacturing technology, also known as rapid prototyping, (abbreviation RP);
English: RAPID PROTOTYPING (RP for short), or RAPID PROTOTYPING MANUFACTURING, abbreviated RPM. In the car industry called RP sample.
RP technology in modern CAD/CAM technology, laser technology, computer numerical control technology, precise servo drive technology, and develops technologies based on integration of new materials. Different kinds of different material used for rapid prototyping system, forming principle and system features are also different. However, its basic principle is the same, and that is "layered manufacturing, layer-by-layer overlay", similar to the integrating processes in mathematics. Figuratively speaking, rapid prototyping system was a "three dimensional printers".