Studies in Direct Tooling Using Stereolithography

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Yun Li, Michael Keefe

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Edward P. Gargiulo

Dade-Behring Chemistry Systems, Inc., Wilmington, DE 19808

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(2), 316-322 (Jun 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538921 History: Received September 01, 1998; Revised June 01, 1999
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Geometry of generic engineering plastic part
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Generic part-thermocouple locations
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Generic part mold comparison: two SL and Al control
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Slab geometry experiment-test alternatives
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Slab geometry experiment-mold comparison: five SL and Al control



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