Whether you’re manufacturing mechanical components like drills and sprockets, medical devices, jewelry, or one-of-a-kind gadgets or toys, you’ll need to build a rapid prototype for verifying and testing your ideas and sharing them with your suppliers, partners and consumers.
Revolutionary 3D scanning and printing technologies allow you to create high quality working and durable prototypes efficiently and at lower costs than ever before. Today the complexities of rapid prototyping have been significantly reduced so that you can accelerate your product development cycle and time to market.
Create a Rapid Prototype with RediSource
RediSource is excited to offer specialized services in 3D rendering and 3D modeling through strategic partnerships with U.S. based industrial designers and engineers.
- Test and verify your latest innovations
- Ensure the prototype fits together with other components and works as specified
- Create molds and metal casts
- Easily communicate designs and concepts to key audiences
- Showcase concepts at sales meetings and trade shows
3D Rendering and Printing
Some designs start with a sketch on a napkin, others with a detailed line drawing. In either case, we create a CAD (Computer Aided Design) rendering on a computer that specifies the design in terms of shape, geometry, dimensions, and color.
From the CAD drawing, we then create a virtual 3D model, which is easy to revise and perfect according to your requirements on-screen.
Even if you don’t have a design blueprint, we can scan a finished product or a component that already exists using an Arctec 3D scanner to produce a virtual model in minutes.
Once you approve the 3D virtual model, we’ll output it to scale (large or small) in an assortment of colors employing a 3D printer best suited for your specific needs. You can also use the 3D virtual model for marketing and promotions purposes, such as brochures and catalogs, well in advance of your production run. The final prototype is portable, lightweight and the turnaround is quick, from 1 to 3 days.
- Fast turnaround times
- Versatility and expertise in a range of industries
- Render, scan and print a prototype simultaneously
- More cost-effective than hiring an in-house team
- Expert rendering capability and knowledge of engineering
- Integrated services with CAM software and CNC Programming
Materials Available for 3D Printing
You can produce a prototype in a variety of materials, including resin, polymer, wax and PVC. Each material offers its unique advantages – Resin, for example, is durable, inexpensive, resistant to heat and mild chemicals, and can be sanded for a smooth finish. Resin can also be drilled, painted, plated or vacuum metalized. Wax, on the other hand, is organic and water-soluble, and therefore is a safer choice for creating molds for food-based products.
Tools of the Trade
Our partners uses a combination of powerful 3D rendering tools, including the AutoDesk Suite, 3D Studio Max, Solid works, and Maya. They also have access to cutting edge 3D printing technology – Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and 3D Inkjets.
Areas of Manufacturing Expertise
– Mechanical Design
For questions or information on pricing and timing, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to work with you to determine your needs and how we can best work with you.