Rapid prototyping (RP) is being widely used in diverse areas, from the building of aesthetic and functional prototypes to the production of tools and moulds for prototypes. Many RP techniques like stereo lithography, laminated object manufacturing, three dimensional printing etc. are commercially available. The implication of these technologies revealed that the time and cost of developing new foundry tools could be greatly reduced. The purpose of the present research paper is to review three dimensional printing for generation of prototype for casting applications.