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Conceptal Models

Traditionally product designer use foam, cardboard, clay or wood to make conceptal models. The designers may generate a lot of simple model a day to visualize different ideas. They also interchange portions of different models by cut and paste, or reshape the model to explore different possibility. Since it is the early stage of the project, usually the models are not presented to outside clients, therefore colors and textures and surface finishing are not an issue.

Among various RP technologies, Multi-jet Modeling (MJM) and 3D-printing (3DP) technologies is most suitable for this application not only because they are faster, but also because they are less expensive and the models are easier to reshape.