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Title: Rapid Manufacturing: The Future of Production Systems PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Czajkiewicz, Zbigniew
Sirinterlikci, Arif
Uslu, Ozden
Publisher: ASEE Manufacturing Division
Description: Rapid Prototyping is a technology that converts three-dimensional computer models into physical parts typically by building layers upon layer of material. This technology has been serving designers for almost 20 years in support of demonstrating, testing, and confirming their designs early and frequently in the product development process. Increasing interest of designers in Rapid Prototyping (RP) in the last decade has led to development of new technologies and advancements in RP materials. Building a functional part or assembly directly from its CAD (Computer Aided Design) model gave manufacturers the opportunity of rapid and custom production capability of parts such as molds, inserts, tools, subassemblies and even final products. Hence, the term Rapid Manufacturing (RM) has been added to the terminology. It is unlikely that RM will replace mass-manufacturing techniques in the near future due to some constraints. However, for small lot productions, highly complex parts and increased customization demands by customers Rapid Manufacturing may be the answer. Today, more than thirty companies around the world manufacture RP systems with different capacities and features. Rapid Prototyping / Manufacturing system producers utilize different technologies that require different materials. In this environment, manufacturing companies experience serious difficulties in search of appropriate materials and corresponding technologies for their use. This paper is aimed to present background on RP/RM technologies, current application fields of RM, comparison of RM with CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology, and a critical view of most commonly utilized RM methods. Moreover, emphasis on RP/RM education complements the first portion of the paper with inclusion of Robert Morris University Engineering Department efforts to use RP/RM in engineering curriculum and expand technology awareness among current and prospective engineers.
LC Classification: Fine arts -- Drawing. Design. Illustration -- Drawing. Design. Illustration -- Commercial art. Advertising art -- Data processing. Computer-aided design
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Computer-aided design (CAD)
Mechanical engineering -- Machine design
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-03-29 03:06:59 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-31 13:17:11 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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