Solid freedom fabrication technologies: Rapid prototyping-rapid manufacturing

Authors
Citation
Jw. Sears, Solid freedom fabrication technologies: Rapid prototyping-rapid manufacturing, INT J POWD, 37(2), 2001, pp. 29-30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Metallurgy
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POWDER METALLURGY
ISSN journal
0888-7462 → ACNP
Volume
37
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
29 - 30
Database
ISI
SICI code
0888-7462(200103)37:2<29:SFFTRP>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Solid freeform fabrication utilizes computer control to produce free standi ng objects without the need for a mold, mandrel or tooling. The major use o f solid freeform fabrication is in rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturin g. This primer provides a brief overview and comparison of the primary appr oaches that have been developed for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturi ng wit emphasis on laser and power-based technologies. Current and potentia l applications of solid freeform fabrication are reviewed.