Rapid manufacturing- state of the art, analysis and future perspectives

Philip Hackney, Christopher Ainsley

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Abstract

Layer based manufacturing system often referred to as Rapid Prototyping (RP) have been in existence for 22 years, in the past 5 years Rapid Manufacturing (RM) has emerged from these RP systems to produce functional and structural customer focused end use components and products. This keynote paper will review the current range of technologies for metallic systems, it will also evaluate the operating principles, features, potential and limitations of current commercially available systems. Rapid Manufacture is increasingly being used for high value difficult to manufacture components with a new set of design rules required to fully exploit the RM systems inherent characteristics. A case studies approach will be used to show the benefits and pitfalls this new design freedom can provide designers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2011
EventICAM 2011: International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, 2011 - Terrenganu, Malaysia
Duration: 23 May 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceICAM 2011: International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, 2011
Period23/05/11 → …

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