Rapid Prototyping Principles and Applications

ISBN-10: 0471730017
ISBN-13: 9780471730019
Edition: 2006
Authors: Rafiq I. Noorani
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/5/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Rapid prototyping is a faster, more cost-effective method for building prototypes from three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. Rapid Prototyping provides a fundamental overview of the general manufacturing process and presents the principles and applications of designing and fabricating parts in a format that makes learning easy. This user-friendly text features basic information on layered manufacturing processes, the essential vocabulary of nomenclature, numerous review exercises, case studies, a full section of rapid prototyping applications, helpful material for further study, applications to real-world problems, and more.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Introduction
World of RP
History of RP
Development of RP Systems
Applications in Education and Industry
Case Study: Fabricating a Prototype Using 3D Printing
Summary
Principles of Rapid Prototyping
Principles of Automated Processes
RP Fundamentals
Problems with STL File Format
Other Translators
Case Study: Designing and Prototyping a Spur Gear
Summary
Liquid-Based RP Systems
Classification of RP Systems
3D Systems' Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA)
D-MEC's Solid Creation System
CMET Solid Object UV Laser Plotter
Summary
Solid-Based RP Systems
Stratasys' Fused Deposition Modeling Systems
Helysis Laminated Object Manufacturing System
Solidscape's 3D Printing and Deposition Milling
3D Systems' Multijet Modeling System
KIRA's Selective Adhesive and Hot Pass (SAHP) System
Summary
Powder-Based RP Systems
3D Systems' Selective Laser Sintering
MIT's Three-Dimensional Printing
Z Corporation's Process (Z406 System)
Soligen's Direct Shell Production Casting
EOS's Laser Sintering Systems
e-Manufacturing using Laser Sintering
Summary
Materials for Rapid Prototyping
Introduction
Types of Materials
Liquid-Based Materials
Solid-Based Materials
Powder-Based Materials
Case Study
Summary
Reverse Engineering
Introduction
Measuring Devices
CAD Model Construction from Point Clouds
Data-Handling and Reduction Methods
Applications and Trends
Case Study
Summary
Rapid Tooling
Introduction
Indirect Methods of RT
Direct Methods of RT
Case Study: Sheet-Metal Forming by RT
Summary
Medical Applications in Rapid Prototyping
Introduction
Medical Applications of RP
Types of Medical Imaging
Software for Making Medical Models
Medical Materials
Other Applications
Summary
Industry Perspectives
Guidelines for Implementation
Operating Issues
Managing Issues
Service Bureaus
Rapid Prototyping Consortia
Present and Future Trends
Summary
Research and Development
Improvement of FDM Process Using Design of Experiment
Improvement of Part Accuracy
Effects of Cryogenic Processing on RP Materials
New Technologies
Summary
RP Resources
Worldwide RP System Manufacturers
Rapid Tooling Technology Suppliers
RP Software Developers
RP Material Suppliers
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
Index

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