Rapid Prototyping Technology: Selection and Application

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Proceeding from rapid prototyping (RP) fundamentals and advancing to s Create more accurate prototypes from computer-aided design (CAD) model Promoting design and manufacturing techniques Written from an expert m achine operator's perspective and containing numerous photographs, tab les, convenient vendor references, and a reading list, Rapid Prototypi ng Technology fulfills the reference needs of mechanical, manufacturin g, materials, plastics, software, computer, design, quality, and relia bility engineers; and production and operations managers in manufactur ing; and serves as an essential text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

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Rapid prototyping refers to the layer-by-layer fabrication of three- dimensional physical models directly from a computer aided design. Cooper, who works for NASA, reviews the basic operation of the rapid prototyping machines available, along with typical uses and the pros and cons of each. Concept modelers, functional modelers, secondary rapid prototyping applications, and international rapid prototyping systems are covered, including laser engineered net shaping, three-dimensional printing, fused deposition modeling, laminated object manufacturing, stereolithography, and selective laser sintering. Two case studies compare model performance in wind tunnel testing and investment casting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824702618
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Mechanical Engineering Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

What is rapid prototyping?. Part 1 Concept modellers: the JP system 5; ballistic particle manufacturing; the model maker series; multi jet modelling; 3d printing, Z402; the Genisys modeller. Part 2 Functional modellers: fuse deposition modelling; laminated object manufacturing; stereolithography; selective laser sintering; laser engineered net shaping; 3d printing - pro-metal; other functional RP systems. Part 2 Secondary RP applications: casting processes; rapid tooling; reverse engineering; case study - RP used in wind tunnel tests; case study - RP investment casting study. Part 3 International RP systems: RP in Israel; RP in Japan; RP in Europe; RP in China; Appendix A - RP system cross reference chart; appendix B - the direction of the RP industry; appendix C -recommended RP texts.

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