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Many manufacturing companies use Rapid Tooling or RT methodology for a number of reasons. When initial products are required for reasons like customer evaluation, design verification, standard verification and material selection, using this type of methodology to produce them is a good move.
Compared to production of samples by using conventional methods, there are a number of benefits. The tooling time and cost are much lesser, saving some money for the company. However, since the tool life is short, this type of methodology is not suitable for mass production.
It is suitable for production of samples, prototypes or even final products in some cases. Generally, there is keen competition among various manufacturing industries worldwide to be the leading supplier of products. To be ahead of their competitors, it is common for manufacturers to focus on producing a different type product, which is more beneficial or better looking.
Another key focus is reducing the delivery time of products as much as possible. By using the RT methodology for producing samples or prototypes, it is possible to reduce delivery time. The manufacturing team including relevant personnel from other departments like sales and purchasing have a chance to look at the samples or prototypes for making the necessary improvements.
Rather than waiting to make the necessary improvements during mass production, it is better to make them during the initial process. This can save a great deal of downtime during the actual mass production of products. Thus, delivery time of products can be reduced. By carrying out the relevant tests on samples so that they meet the necessary requirements, it is possible to produce a different type of product, which is better looking or beneficial functionally.
In short, using Rapid Tooling methodology for producing samples or prototypes gives a number of benefits for manufacturing industries. A company can save delivery time or have a chance to produce a more complex product, which meets the relevant requirements.
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