RP technology has been a great help to eliminating the carbon footprint or minimizing that carbon footprint. Anything with weight that you can start to reduce utilizing alternative materials helps to that end and goal of eliminating weight saving gas. Our customer base is quite broad because they know that they can get it from us get it quick and get it right and there's virtually little to no cost. Rapid prototyping allows us to understand our designs not only as far as a technical aspect but from a very functional very touch and feel aspect.
Once we actually finish or establish a design direction we use rapid prototyping, to quickly understand what it is about the the design that would enable or enhance economic sand functionality of every single part. At a studio level it gives us a sense of the final design because of its speed its accuracy. Some of the benefits above that is being able to fit various components together and understand Parker Park interfaces. Rapid prototyping has enabled us to elevate the quality and craftsmanship of our components and that is ultimately the goal in designing world-class interiors.
Rapid prototyping is very important in aerodynamics. Every model we have has some sort of rapid prototype part in it. The reduced scale models the full-size models even when we get into integration vehicles or production we still use rapid prototype parts on those vehicle. They're important to us because we can get actual surface from designers with perfect contour that fit on our model in a very short amount of time. In the past, we would have to wait until we had the production tooled parts in order to get a drag number off of it.
Now we don't have to do that thanks to rapid prototyping because we can have the actual part made in the RP lab. Even though the production tools not ready we have the data so we can make it out of the RP lab put it on the car and get the actual drag data off of it. If we have the right parts at the right time and we can get the data upstream enough then we can get more drag reduction into the vehicle ultimately resulting in better fuel economy for the customer. This process is proven up to eliminate a lot of early stages of tooling for engineering for manufacturing and it is just a fantastic medium.
Now we have a resin that has a clear resolution to it and has just a slight blue pigment and actually be used for actual lenses that go into our clay type properties and some of our full model properties. Where we wouldn't have to go ahead and duplicate or replicate that part in a casting procedure. The SLS again it stands for selective laser centering and that being a powder form and in the engineering world that is a big medium. That is used in a lot of the plastic that they use in an IP or in some of the parts within a seat structure or seats around etc. Virtually unbreakable type material and it comes right out of the machine go right over to the technician or of the engineer and go out for validation.