Guide to Rapid Manufacturing (2023)

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For any emerging or expanding business, it’s crucial to seek solutions for bringing products faster to market. Rapid manufacturing can expedite and increase the flexibility of production, and help cut the time and costs associated with traditional manufacturing for customized products and low-volume series parts.

In this guide, learn about the different rapid manufacturing methods and solutions available today, and how you can use them to choose the right one for your business.

What is Rapid Manufacturing?

Rapid manufacturing stands for the different manufacturing processes that empower the fast and flexible production of end-use parts for customized products, low-volume serial manufacturing, or bridge production.

Most traditional manufacturing processes such as injection molding and casting require tooling that is costly and time-consuming to manufacture. In contrast, rapid manufacturing processes allow for the production of complex parts at a lower cost and time commitment.

There are a variety of different processes involved with rapid manufacturing—additive manufacturing, CNC machining, and rapid tooling, for example. Most of these methods also combine digital design and software automation to accelerate the manufacturing process.

Rapid Manufacturing vs. Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is the group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) data during product development. With rapid prototyping, designers and engineers can create prototypes directly from CAD data faster than ever before, and execute quick and frequent revisions of their designs based on real-world testing and feedback.

Because these parts or assemblies are usually constructed using additive fabrication techniques as opposed to traditional subtractive methods, the phrase has become synonymous with additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

As rapid prototyping tools continued to develop over the years, companies can now use these same techniques to create end-use parts. Thanks to resilient materials and decreasing costs, businesses can increasingly turn to these tools to substitute traditional manufacturing tools or complement their workflows to facilitate a quicker turnaround for finished products.

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Rapid Manufacturing vs. Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, technologies create three-dimensional parts from computer-aided design (CAD) models by successively adding material layer by layer until a physical part is created.

AM technologies don’t require tooling and can create complex designs for prototyping or manufacturing that would otherwise be too costly or time-consuming, making them ideal for a wide range of engineering and manufacturing applications.

Additive manufacturing techniques are some of the processes rapid manufacturing relies on as a way to create new parts. By producing rapid tooling, additive manufacturing can also reduce the lead time and costs associated with traditional manufacturing processes.

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Rapid Manufacturing Methods

Rapid manufacturing relies on a variety of tools and processes to create products. These include additive manufacturing, subtractive tools like CNC machining, and rapid tooling for traditional manufacturing methods.

Additive Manufacturing

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

FDM 3D printing, also known as fused filament fabrication (FFF), is a 3D printing method that builds parts by melting and extruding thermoplastic filament, which a printer nozzle deposits layer by layer in the build area.

FDM is the most widely used form of 3D printing at the consumer level, fueled by the emergence of hobbyist 3D printers. Industrial FDM printers are, however, also popular with both design professionals and manufacturers.

FDM has the lowest resolution and accuracy when compared to other plastic 3D printing processes and is not the best option for printing complex designs or parts with intricate features. Higher-quality finishes may be obtained through chemical and mechanical polishing processes. Industrial FDM 3D printers use soluble supports to mitigate some of these issues.

FDM works with a range of standard thermoplastics, such as ABS, PLA, and their various blends. Industrial FDM printers also offer a wider range of engineering thermoplastics or even composites. For manufacturing, FDM printers are particularly useful for producing simple parts, such as parts that might typically be machined.

Stereolithography (SLA)

SLA 3D printers use a laser to cure liquid resin into hardened plastic in a process called photopolymerization. SLA is one of the most popular processes among professionals due to its high resolution, precision, and material versatility.

SLA parts have the highest resolution and accuracy, the clearest details, and the smoothest surface finish of all plastic 3D printing technologies, but the main benefit of SLA lies in its versatility. Material manufacturers have created innovative SLA photopolymer resin formulations with a wide range of optical, mechanical, and thermal properties to match those of standard, engineering, and industrial thermoplastics.

SLA is a great option for highly detailed parts requiring tight tolerances and smooth surfaces, such as molds, patterns, and other functional end-use parts. SLA is used for rapid manufacturing in a range of industries from dentistry, to jewelry, healthcare, model making, and increasingly, consumer products.

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SLA 3D printing can be used for a variety of applications, including the rapid manufacturing of custom earphones, medical swabs, and shoe soles.

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser sintering is the most common additive manufacturing technology for industrial applications, trusted by engineers and manufacturers across different industries for its ability to produce strong, functional parts.

SLS 3D printers use a high-powered laser to fuse small particles of polymer powder. The unfused powder supports the part during printing and eliminates the need for dedicated support structures. This makes SLS ideal for complex geometries, including interior features, undercuts, thin walls, and negative features. Parts produced with SLS printing have excellent mechanical characteristics, with strength resembling that of injection-molded parts.

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SLS 3D printing can produce strong, functional parts for applications like small-batch manufacturing, mass customized consumer products, and replacement parts.

In manufacturing, SLS 3D printing is used for small-batch manufacturing, the production of novel mass customization consumer products, replacement part production, as well as long-lasting, durable jigs and fixtures (e.g clips and clamps) and tooling. SLS can also be used to manufacture ready-to-use, patient-specific medical devices in-house, such as prosthetics, orthotics (i.e. limb replacements + braces), surgical models, and tools.

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CNC Tools

Computer numerical control (CNC) tools—unlike FDM, SLA, or SLS—are subtractive manufacturing processes. They start with solid blocks, bars, or rods of plastic, metal, or other materials that are shaped by removing material through cutting, boring, drilling, and grinding.

CNC tools include CNC machining, which removes material by either a spinning tool and fixed part (milling) or a spinning part with a fixed tool (lathe). Laser cutters use a laser to engrave or cut through a wide range of materials with high precision. Water jet cutters use water mixed with abrasive and high pressure to cut through practically any material. CNC milling machines and lathes can have multiple axes, which allows them to manage more complex designs. Laser and water jet cutters are more suited for flat parts.

CNC tools can shape parts from plastics, soft metals, hard metals (industrial machines), wood, acrylic, stone, glass, composites. For rapid manufacturing, they’re ideal for producing custom or low-volume end-use parts, structural parts, and tooling for a wide range of industries.

Compared to additive manufacturing tools, CNC tools are more complicated to set up and operate, while some materials and designs might require special tooling, handling, positioning, and processing. This makes them costly for one-off parts compared to additive processes and better suited for small production runs.

Rapid Tooling

Hybrid manufacturing combines rapid manufacturing tools with traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding, thermoforming, or casting. It enhances the production process by improving its flexibility, agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. As a result, it enables manufacturers to meet changing business needs quickly.

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  • Jigs and fixtures

Reduce costs and increase agility by bringing jig and fixture production in-house with no minimum order quantities, no toolpath programming (for 3D printing), wide material selection, and low capital equipment costs. Continuously improve products and respond quickly and effectively to issues on your manufacturing line with jigs and fixtures that improve assembly or QA processes.

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Choosing the Right Rapid Manufacturing Process

As manufacturing processes are constantly evolving, the inflection points where it makes sense to move from one technique to another are shifting due to improvements in equipment, materials, and economies of scale.

Rapid manufacturing tools are opening up to a wider range of low- to mid-volume applications as hardware and materials improve and cost per part continues to fall.

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Consider the following factors when selecting a rapid manufacturing process:

  • Form: Do your parts have complex internal features or tight tolerance requirements? Depending on the geometry of a design, manufacturing options may be limited, or they may require significant design for manufacturing (DFM) optimization to make them economical to produce.

  • Volume/cost: What’s the total or the annual volume of parts you’re planning to manufacture? Some manufacturing processes have high upfront costs for tooling and setup, but produce parts that are inexpensive on a per-part basis. In contrast, low-volume manufacturing processes have low startup costs, but due to slower cycle times, less automation, and manual labor, cost per part remains constant or decreases only marginally when volume increases.

  • Lead time: How quickly do you need parts or finished goods produced? Some processes create the first parts within 24 hours, while tooling and setup for certain high volume production processes take months. In some cases, rapid tooling can shorten this lead time significantly.

  • Material: What stresses and strains will your product need to stand up to? The optimal material for a given application is determined by a number of factors. The cost must be balanced against functional and aesthetic requirements. Consider the ideal characteristics for your specific application and contrast them with the available choices in a given manufacturing process.

Outsourcing vs. In-House Production

Businesses looking to capitalize on the power of rapid manufacturing tools have the option to outsource the work to a service bureau or to produce in house.

Companies like 3D Hubs, Protolabs, Fictiv, or local service bureaus offer manufacturing and rapid prototyping services on demand. These bureaus typically have multiple technologies available, including both additive and subtractive processes.

The main downsides of outsourcing to service bureaus are cost and lead time. One of the greatest benefits of rapid manufacturing is its speed compared to traditional manufacturing methods, which quickly diminishes when an outsourced part takes a week or even multiple weeks to arrive.

Outsourcing the manufacturing of parts is also often very expensive. But depending on the number of parts and printing volume, a business can break even within a few months by simply investing in a 3D printer and printing in house.

Getting Started With Rapid Manufacturing

Traditional methods still hold a place in manufacturing because they are more suitable for mass production. But increasingly, companies are turning toward rapid manufacturing as a way to perform small-run productions. Technological advancements and beneficial associated processes—such as fast production tools and hybrid manufacturing—are influential in this shift.

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FAQs

What are the techniques of rapid manufacturing? ›

Rapid prototyping (RP) includes a variety of manufacturing technologies, although most utilise layered additive manufacturing. However, other technologies used for RP include high-speed machining, casting, moulding and extruding.

What is rapid manufacturing process? ›

The term rapid manufacturing is used to summarize different methods and manufacturing processes that serve the fast and flexible production of prototypes and series parts. It is understood that the production will imply to use non-conventional tools directly reading the available CAD data.

What are 4 different types of rapid prototyping? ›

Following are the types of rapid prototyping technology available for engineering product designers: Additive manufacturing – Stereolithography (SLA), Selective laser sintering (SLS), Direct metal laser sintering(DMLS), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), MJF, Binder jetting and Poly jetting.

What are the 8 steps in additive manufacturing? ›

The Seven Processes of Additive Manufacturing
  1. Powder Bed Fusion.
  2. Directed Energy Deposition.
  3. Binder Jetting.
  4. Sheet Lamination.
  5. Material Extrusion.
  6. Material Jetting.
  7. Vat Photopolymerization.

What are the three most common process that are used in RP? ›

The most used RP is additive manufacturing. However, other technologies that are generally used for RP are casting, molding, extruding, and high-speed machining.

What are the fundamentals of rapid prototyping? ›

Fundamentals of Rapid Prototyping

(1) A model or component is modelled on a Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system. (2) The solid or surface model to be built is next converted into a format dubbed the “. STL” (STereoLithography) file format which originates from 3D Systems.

What is the need of rapid manufacturing? ›

Rapid manufacturing can expedite and increase the flexibility of production, and help cut the time and costs associated with traditional manufacturing for customized products and low-volume series parts.

What are the three types of starting materials in rapid prototyping? ›

The three types of starting materials in RP are (1) liquid, (2) solid, and (3) powders. 3 Besides the starting material, what other feature distinguishes the rapid prototyping technologies? bond the powders together.

What is the difference between rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing? ›

Rapid Manufacturing vs Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping involves the process of fabricating models of a part or product through computer-aided design. The data from CAD is three-dimensional and can be used to quickly produce a prototype through forms of rapid manufacturing.

Which software is used in rapid prototyping? ›

The software most frequently used in prototyping includes SketchUp, AutoCAD, SolidEdge and SolidWorks. Applications: In addition to allowing the visualization of the inside and outside of the parts, their spatial manipulation and measurement of dimensions, the software also offers various applications.

What are the types of RP techniques? ›

RP technique comprise of two general types: additive and subtractive, each of which has its own pros and cons. Subtractive type RP or traditional tooling manufacturing process is a technique in which material is removed from a solid piece of material until the desired design remains.

What is the difference between rapid prototyping and 3D printing? ›

The term rapid prototyping is different from 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Rapid prototyping is the technique of fabricating a prototype model from a CAD file. In other words, 3D printing/additive manufacturing is the process, and rapid prototyping is the end result.

What is the difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing? ›

In summary, the main difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing is that 3D printing specifically involvesthe creation of objects by adding layersof material. Yet additive manufacturinginvolves the creation of objects by adding material, which may or may not come in layers.

What is difference between CNC and additive manufacturing? ›

Subtractive vs Additive Manufacturing. They key difference between 3D printing and CNC machining is that 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing, whilst CNC machining is subtractive. This means CNC machining starts with a block of material (called a blank), and cuts away material to create the finished part.

What are the basic steps in RP process? ›

In general, five steps are involved in the RP process, as shown in Figure 14.1. They are CAD solid modeling, model conversion to STL, STL model slicing, model fabrication, and post-processing, resulting in a physical prototype.

What is an example of rapid prototyping? ›

Rapid Prototyping Example for Mobile App - Kitchen Stories(App, Food) This is an interactive prototype of a mobile app. Loved by millions of users, Kitchen Stories enables users to find delicious recipes with beautiful pictures. It also offers many free recipes and how-to videos.

How many types of rapid prototyping exist? ›

There are four major types of rapid prototyping, which we discuss below.

What are the issues in any rapid prototyping process? ›

Materials Problem

1) Conducive to rapidly and accurately process the mold; 2) Must be close to the final usage of the part on the strength, stiffness, moisture resistance, thermal stability and other requirements. 3) Good for subsequent processing of the rapid molding.

What is SLA 3D printing? ›

Stereolithography (SLA) is an industrial 3D printing process used to create concept models, cosmetic prototypes, and complex parts with intricate geometries in as fast as 1 day. A wide selection of materials, extremely high feature resolutions, and quality surface finishes are possible with SLA.

Is powder based RP method? ›

In powder-based rapid prototyping techniques, powder compaction is used to create thin layers of fine powder that are locally bonded. By stacking these layers of locally bonded material, an object is made.

What are the factors which influences accuracy of RP model? ›

For example, material shrinkage and control errors are the most significant factors influencing the part accuracy when thermal RP processes are employed, e.g. SLS, MJM, FDM, LENS, etc. On the other hand, curing and control errors are the main factors in RP processes such as SL and SGC.

How the RP systems are classified give the example of each classification? ›

Currently in the market, rapid prototyping technology is classified into 3DP, FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling),SLA(Steroligograph Apparatus), SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), DLP (Digital Light Procession) and UV Prototyping Technology.

What is the main advantage of rapid prototyping? ›

By choosing rapid prototyping, you can reduce your design-to-production timeline from months to weeks, pay 2-10 times less for prototypes, and test new materials, component geometries, and possibilities for your engineering project.

What are the different types of prototypes? ›

10 types of prototyping
  • Sketches and diagrams. ...
  • 3D printing or rapid model. ...
  • Physical model. ...
  • Wireframe. ...
  • Role-play through virtual or augmented reality. ...
  • Feasibility. ...
  • Working model. ...
  • Video prototype.

What materials qualify for prototyping for any specific problem? ›

Aluminum and steel are common prototyping options.

Why is 3D printing better than prototyping? ›

Complexity of the printing method

With rapid prototyping, parameters are not so simple to adjust. However, with 3D printing, it is possible to create parts right out of the box. Again depending on required accuracy of components. The higher the accuracey the long it takes to print a component.

Why RP is called as additive manufacturing? ›

Rapid prototyping means producing a prototype rapidly. Additive manufacturing refers to any manufacturing process which makes products by gradually adding materials. Rapid prototyping is usually achieved by additive manufacturing process.

Why is 3D printing good for prototyping? ›

A 3D printer can precisely create your next iteration from a slightly tweaked design file much faster than could any traditional tooling-based prototyping process. Speeding the design cycle inherently improves time-to-market for a new product.

What is RP technology? ›

Rapid prototyping (RP), also known as additive manufacturing or three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a group of evolving technologies that create 3D objects additively in a layer-by-layer manner from a predefined 3D computer model.

What is RP software? ›

Rapid prototyping is an iterative approach to the design stage of an app or website. The objective is to quickly improve the design and its functionality using regularly updated prototypes and multiple short cycles.

What is rapid prototyping in SDLC? ›

Rapid prototyping is an agile strategy used throughout the product development process. With this approach, 3-dimensional prototypes of a product or feature are created and tested to optimize characteristics like shape, size, and overall usability.

What is RP in manufacturing? ›

Rapid prototyping (RP) is a technology and apparatus for fabricating physical objects directly from parts created in CAD using additive layer manufacturing techniques without manufacturing process planning, tooling, or fixtures.

How the RP systems are classified? ›

In Rapid Prototyping (RP)technique, the physical model/prototype is quickly build directly from 3D CAD data. In totality, all the fabrication processes can be classified into three categories mainly, subtractive, additive, and compressive(Onuh & Yusuf, 1999).

What are the two methods in solid based RP processes? ›

Solid-based rapid prototyping systems works on the following principles: Cutting and Glueing / Joining method. Melting and Solidifying / Fusing method.

What can I use instead of STL? ›

There are plenty of alternatives to STL files for 3D printing. The most well-known is the OBJ file which can store color and texture profile. PLY file formats are also used and were originally used to store 3D scanned objects.

What are STL files used for? ›

STL is a file format commonly used for 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD). The name STL is an acronym that stands for stereolithography — a popular 3D printing technology. You might also hear it referred to as Standard Triangle Language or Standard Tessellation Language.

Is 3D printing a part of rapid prototyping? ›

One of the most popular forms of rapid prototyping is through 3D printing. Many industries, including engineering, architecture, and manufacturing, utilize 3D printing in their rapid prototyping processes to speed up their workflows and save money.

What is the best additive manufacturing process? ›

Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

DED is one of the fastest metal additive manufacturing methods available, and the melting/cooling process creates dense, usable end parts. This method is also popular for part repair operations.

What is the most common additive manufacturing process? ›

Binder Jetting

Binder jetting, also known as material jetting or inkjet powder printing, is among the most common additive manufacturing types. This method works similarly to your run-of-the-mill office printer, except it prints three-dimensional objects.

Which is first step in additive manufacturing process? ›

The additive manufacturing process begins with the creation of a CAD (Computer-Assisted Design) model. Computer-aided design is the use of computer programs to create, modify and analyse three-dimensional (also two-dimensional) graphical representations of physical objects.

What is rapid manufacturing process? ›

The term rapid manufacturing is used to summarize different methods and manufacturing processes that serve the fast and flexible production of prototypes and series parts. It is understood that the production will imply to use non-conventional tools directly reading the available CAD data.

How many types of additive manufacturing are there? ›

There are seven types of additive manufacturing, each with its own processes, methods of layering, and equipment.

What industries use additive manufacturing? ›

There are five industries in particular where the amazing capabilities of additive manufacturing have transformed production:
  • Aerospace. Aerospace companies were some of the first to adopt additive manufacturing. ...
  • Medical. ...
  • Transportation. ...
  • Energy. ...
  • Consumer Products.

Is CNC faster than 3D printing? ›

CNC is much faster than 3D printing, especially in larger-scale production. This is because it generally takes less time to create something by carving away from a larger material than it does to create something from nothing.

Is CNC cheaper than 3D printing? ›

4. Operating Costs. Usually, consumables and materials for CNC machines are much cheaper than those for the 3D printer. However, CNC requires trained specialists to pre-program the processing parameters and tool paths.

Will 3D printing replace CNC machining? ›

Both processes have their advantages and their own applications, so 3D printing will not fully replace CNC machining. And if you aim to combine both processes so that they complement each other, buying a 3D printer will give you many benefits, including: increased flexibility and independence.

What is the need of rapid manufacturing? ›

Rapid manufacturing can expedite and increase the flexibility of production, and help cut the time and costs associated with traditional manufacturing for customized products and low-volume series parts.

What are the formative method consists of what four 4 types of manufacturing processes? ›

Four Primary Types of Manufacturing Processes
  • Molding in Manufacturing.
  • Machining in Manufacturing.
  • Joining in Manufacturing.
  • Shearing and Forming in Manufacturing.
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What is rapid tooling and explain the applications of RPT in manufacturing and tooling? ›

Rapid tooling uses additive manufacturing or machining processes to create not the parts directly, but tooling such as molds, dies, or patterns, which are then used in traditional manufacturing processes to produce the final parts, bridging the gap between (rapid) prototyping and production, and enabling the ...

What are the three types of starting materials in rapid prototyping? ›

The three types of starting materials in RP are (1) liquid, (2) solid, and (3) powders. 3 Besides the starting material, what other feature distinguishes the rapid prototyping technologies? bond the powders together.

What is the difference between rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing? ›

Rapid Manufacturing vs Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping involves the process of fabricating models of a part or product through computer-aided design. The data from CAD is three-dimensional and can be used to quickly produce a prototype through forms of rapid manufacturing.

Is powder based RP method? ›

In powder-based rapid prototyping techniques, powder compaction is used to create thin layers of fine powder that are locally bonded. By stacking these layers of locally bonded material, an object is made.

What are the 6 main manufacturing processes? ›

Six types of manufacturing processes
  • Repetitive Manufacturing.
  • Discrete Manufacturing.
  • Job Shop Manufacturing.
  • Process (Continuous) Manufacturing.
  • Process (Batch) Manufacturing.
  • 3D Printing.

What are the 3 types of manufacturing? ›

There are three types of manufacturing production process; make to stock (MTS), make to order (MTO) and make to assemble (MTA).

What are the 5 production processes? ›

Five types of manufacturing processes
  • Repetitive manufacturing.
  • Discrete manufacturing.
  • Job shop manufacturing.
  • Process manufacturing (continuous)
  • Process manufacturing (batch)
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Where is rapid tooling used? ›

Rapid tooling can be used to support a variety of traditional manufacturing processes to produce plastics, silicone or rubber parts, composites, and even metal parts. Plastic parts fabrication: Injection Molding. Thermoforming.

What is an example of rapid prototyping? ›

Rapid Prototyping Example for Mobile App - Kitchen Stories(App, Food) This is an interactive prototype of a mobile app. Loved by millions of users, Kitchen Stories enables users to find delicious recipes with beautiful pictures. It also offers many free recipes and how-to videos.

What is epoxy tooling? ›

The technology of epoxy tooling, at present under continuous development, is used for the rapid manufacture of cost-effective tools for small batch production. It is a valid alternative with no need for expensive investment in metallic moulds for the development of new products.

What are the problems of rapid prototyping? ›

Materials Problem

1) Conducive to rapidly and accurately process the mold; 2) Must be close to the final usage of the part on the strength, stiffness, moisture resistance, thermal stability and other requirements. 3) Good for subsequent processing of the rapid molding.

Which software is used in rapid prototyping? ›

The software most frequently used in prototyping includes SketchUp, AutoCAD, SolidEdge and SolidWorks. Applications: In addition to allowing the visualization of the inside and outside of the parts, their spatial manipulation and measurement of dimensions, the software also offers various applications.

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