Models of a Different Fashion

Models and prototypes come in many different types and levels. They also have a slew of names, depending on your field of invention—alpha prototype, beta prototype, breadboard, developmental prototype, global prototype, high-fidelity prototype, horizontal prototype, industrial design prototype, looks-like prototype, low-fidelity prototype, proving model, rapid prototype (SLA/SLS), vertical prototype, works-like prototype, and so forth.
Physical model prototyping can be extremely complex. I’m not an engineer, and you might not be, either. So let’s keep it simple. After all, this book is designed to make the process easy to understand. Knowing the five basic types of models and prototypes, you’ll be good to go. ...

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