Active Technologies product development approach employs Computer Aided Design (CAD) from concept to completion. Mechanical concepts are developed in 3D mechanical CAD which are linked to both electronics simulation and electronics CAD to produce rapid time to market development.
Small run prototypes can be often supported by 3D printing of case parts before molding tooling needs to be developed or ahead of tooling leadtimes.
All modern toolmakers now completely support the handling of 3D file formats.
Active Technologies has a number of in-house 3D printers to allow support of rapid prototyping.