Product Development (RPD) defines an industrial
culture that promotes the development
of new products and design for production, in scales
of time more abbreviated possible.
This culture uses new technologies to promote the time
reduction, besides the use of 3D, CAD-CAM, Rapid Prototyping,
Rapid Tooling, Simulation and the use of Administration
Techniques that activate the industrial process.
The use of Rapid Product Development not only allows
the industry placing in production new products in
a summary scale of time, as well as they reduce significantly
the costs of development of new products.
Companies all over the world consider these extremely
beneficial techniques and they are ever-increasing
adopting the methodologies into a growing rate. From
great Multinationals to small SME, the benefits of
RPD have attained immense success.
Rapid Product Development Technology improving
product development efficiency in manufacturing
industry has increased competence in product
across a wide front in all industry segments
and created a strong background of interdisciplinary
latest technologies and methods for improving
processes have been piloted
taken into use within the scope of those
researches. Consequently a considerable competitive
has been achieved in comparison with previous
proceedings are generally intended by promoting
product development, some particular
concentrated on examining the method corporate
product development can be carried out in
the most effective
and productive promising method. How virtual
or real prototypes of new product ideas can
be conveyed into
real product more quickly than before,
how new products can be tested at the initial
stage and how
the commercial end products can be put
on the market as rapidly and cost-effectively
Rapid Product Development researches operate
at the very crucial point by putting
into practice, and the arrival of new
products on the market has been improved and
can be manufactured at lower cost.
The rapidity, quality, lower costs and
networking, are the keystones of modern
Time is the most important success factor
in product development today; the companies
that gets their
new product on market first is the one
that does best. The ability of companies
the most important sign of product development
interdisciplinary nature of the RPD is well
illustrated by the spectrum of
fields of activity of
the technologies and knowledge involved
from consumer goods, telecommunications
and metals industry, construction,
software, health care products, plant manufacturing,
and many fields of technology and process
industry as well.
RPD projects application covers the different
stages of product development
customer needs to testing prototypes,
within the scope of
the company projects, product development
processes, lifecycle and environment.
cooperation between industry and the research
community have been
achieved in many areas connected
with product development and consequently
the standards of research in this
been increased. The
process generated new knowledge,
applied the latest technology across
front and produced commercial
services, software and technologies
for improving product development.
The effects of the results may
be seen more extensively in company
last ten years, since
improved processes, methods and
are taken into wider use in the
development of products.
RPD - Rapid Product Development technologies are interlinked and directly interdependent of the new RP – Rapid Prototyping and RT – Rapid Tooling technologies.
See the complete section, with videos and links to the principal technology developers, machines, equipments and raw materials.
These technologies are indispensable to the current industry and they involve the whole next future competitive role of the industry.
RP - Prototipagem Rápida - Seção
RT - Ferramentaria Rápida - Seção
New product development and bringing
into the market place:
a. Initial design concepts and ideas
b. Focussing on the high levels of functionality
and aesthetics requirements for the various stages
of testing, assembling and marketing.
c. Design created in 3D CAD and subsequently translated
into 3D data.
d. Prototypes produced for form, fit and functional
e. Further design modifications as required.
f. Final design, full production tooling and manufacture
g. Product launch and release into the market
RPD – Rapid Product Development
Fig. 1 Scheme RPD – Rapid Product
Contributing to Speed & Accuracy on Rapid Product
a. Understanding the Industry’s
pre-requisites and requirements to realize the
rapid prototyping and
b. Select role and power of Rapid Prototyping or Virtual
Prototyping for each product requirements.
c. Improving new developments in RP – Rapid Prototyping
and RM – Rapid Manufacturing
d. Managing CAD/CAM systems to enhance accuracy
e. More extensive utilization of IT- Information Technology
and KM- Knowledge Management to support product development
f. Introduce simulation technologies into the Rapid Product
g. Abandoning slow, time consuming traditional product
design processes by employing latest rapid prototyping
and simulation solutions
h. Redefining the ideal skill set for product
i. Defining, measuring and continually improving design
j. Understanding and applying the latest product
innovation strategies through Rapid Product Development
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