Rapid prototyping is the ideal process on the way to time-oriented, fast product development. It offers a short-term implementation of ideas into prototypes, where appropriate, through the gradual development of low-cost intermediate models that can be used for design studies, installation or field trials. With the help of rapid prototyping complex models can be manufactured on the basis of CAD data without the additional use of tools or forms.

Other advantages include fast, cost-effective manufacture of prototypes and models with limited staff.