An investment casting valuable resource that can offer significant benefits for manufacturers is PPCP’s Rapid Prototyping. This 3D printing or Free-Form Fabrication process creates 3D models of parts in materials that enable manufacturers to cast, test and study products and their specifications, without producing an actual part. Rapid Prototyping makes it possible to make a test copy of a product for a small fraction of the cost necessary to fabricate the investment cast tooling needed to produce the desired part. In addition, the lower cost and lead times make it practical to produce multiple prototypes versions with different specifications for comparison. Typically, it takes just a few days to produce a Rapid Prototype part.