Rapid Tooling: Technologies and Industrial Applications

Rapid Tooling: Technologies and Industrial Applications




A discussion of the rapid tooling (RT) technologies under development and in use for the timely production of moulds and manufacturing tools. It describes applications within various leading companies and guides product and manufacturing process development groups on ways to reduce investments of money and time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824787882
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Process modelling; rapid product development; rapid soft tooling and rapid bridge tooling; rapid production tooling; ceramic composite tooling from RP&M models; nickel vapour deposition technology; the express tool process; an automotive perspective to rapid tooling; rapid tooling in the medical device industry; the role of rapid tooling in investment casting applications; the future of rapid manufacturing.

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