RESEARCH PAPERS: Miscellaneous

Rapid Prototyping and Solid Free Form Fabrication

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J. G. Conley

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-3111

H. L. Marcus

Institute of Materials Science, The University of Connecticut, U-136, 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 119(4B), 811-816 (Nov 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836828 History: Received October 01, 1996; Online January 17, 2008


This article will give a brief review of the start-of-the-art in commercial practice and advanced research in the field of Rapid Prototyping with special attention to the additive methods of Solid Free Form Fabrication. Recent applications of this technology in computer integrated manufacturing environments will be outlined. Future applications and research in new materials will also be addressed.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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