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If you need online rapid prototyping we are one of the most capable and affordable sources and we can get the job done right. Download our Free CAD software today and design your custom part or convert an existing file. Order online for ultimate speed and convenience. We use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.

How rapid prototyping works

Rapid prototyping developed as an outgrowth of liquid photopolymer research, a class of plastics that solidify under high intensity ultraviolet laser light. Early RP methods where SLA's or stereolithography. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a newer approach that opened up a wider range of materials including polycarbonates, ABS plastics, and others. eMachineShop offers FDM Fused Deposition Modeling which uses a heated nozzle to extrude plastic onto a work piece. In this manufacturing process fused plastic is deposited layer by layer according to the 3D model.


Rapid prototyping typically produces low quantities of parts without tooling so that fast turnaround and low cost is possible. RP allows engineers, designers, managers and end users to check designs for usability, appearance, manufacturability, fit, function, etc., prior to committing to conventional manufacturing. RP speeds the design cycle. 


Almost any 2D or 3D shape can be made including shapes that cannot be made using conventional machining. Examples of a few applications include: EnclosuresBracketsToy Parts, Mechanisms, Shape models, etc.

Cost reduction

Ways to reduce cost include: reducing the weight of the final part and using proper part orientation. For example building a cup oriented in the normal way is more economical that building a cup oriented upside down.

Rapid Prototyping Design Considerations

The following applies to eMachineShop rapid prototyping:

Note: In the eMachineShop CAD software, choose Job | Materials | ABS and enable the corresponding option in Job | Settings | Specifications: Auto | Process permissions. 

How to Proceed

We can quote your job using conventional CAD files or you can use our unique free CAD software where you can: design your part quickly and easily, get instant pricing, and order online.

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