CRPM employs the following technologies to manufacture prototypes/parts:


A company logo forming part of an architectural display. Manufactured from CAD data to produce a physical plastic model.

Rapid Prototyping is the automatic fabrication of an object directly from Computer Aided Design (CAD) using Additive Manufacturing techniques, also known as 3D printing, to produce physical prototypes and models.  Theses prototypes are fabricated in plastic, metal and sand.


Camera enclosure developed for the CSIR.

Rapid manufacturing is an additive fabrication technique for manufacturing solid objects.  Rapid Manufacturing may involve custom parts, replacement parts, short run production, or series production. (When the part is used in the development process only, the appropriate term is Rapid Prototyping).


A variety of tool inserts fabricated from bronze alloy.

Rapid Tooling is the process of fabricating tools from a Rapid Prototyping process. Rapid tooling may use direct or indirect methods.  Directly it is the part fabricated by the Rapid Prototyping machine itself is used as the actual tool. Indirectly it is the part fabricated by the Rapid Prototyping machine that is only used as a pattern in a secondary process.


Valve for a medical vacuum device.

Medical Device Development includes an instrument, apparatus, implant or a similar or related item that is used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease or other conditions, and does not achieve its purposes through chemical action within or on the body (which would make it a drug).   CRPM’s Additive Manufacturing technologies, place them at a prime spot to serve this niche market.

Uploaded: 16 March 2020
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