Meaning of “rapid prototyping” in the English Dictionary

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"rapid prototyping" in Business English

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rapid prototypingnoun [ U ]

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PRODUCTION, IT a process used to build a physical model from a computer drawing by creating layers of the shape and joining them together. This technology provides a fast way of producing parts for machines, vehicles, etc.:

Rapid prototyping technologies are used in the design of anything from golf drivers to hearing aids.

(Definition of “rapid prototyping” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)