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Glossary of Product Design Terms

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There are 4 terms in this directory beginning with the letter R.
R&D (research and design)
May refer to a department within a company that is in charge of research and development, or to the activity of investigating innovative ideas and technologies and converting these into designs.
Rapid Prototyping (RP)
A collective name for all prototyping methods that can be used to quickly fabricate a physical model from a 3D CAD file. Mostly used to create one-off models or samples of a product.
Rendering
A generated image that represents a design. Its content may vary from an abstract sketch to a photo-realistic computer generated visual.
Research
Systematically investigating a certain subject.