3D Printing or Rapid Prototyping? For any old school engineers or fellow 3d printing cohorts that have been around the block (like myself), you may recall back in the day that today’s now common term of 3D Printing (additive method for ‘growing’ a part layer by layer from a CAD file) was originally referred to as Rapid Prototyping.

Even though many now think of 3d printing for end use production parts, it’s still rapid prototyping and still perfect for testing and RESEARCHING your idea.