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Title: Towards additive manufacture of next generation prosthetics, assessing emerging CAD strategies for improving the existing CAD process order
Authors: Bodkin, Troy L.
Bibb, Richard J.
Harris, Russell A.
Keywords: Computer aided design
Volumetric modelling
Algorithmic modelling
Additive manufacture format
Surface modelling
Prosthetics
Additive manufacture
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: BODKIN, T., BIBB, R.J. and HARRIS, R.A., 2017. Towards additive manufacture of next generation prosthetics, assessing emerging CAD strategies for improving the existing CAD process order. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 6 (2/3) pp.185-196.
Abstract: The research project that this work comes from aims to address the issues and inefficiencies of current CAD systems in regards to working on multiple scales, with a particular focus on improving prosthetic design. Working from the micron scale to the macro scale and following on from work that defined a criteria of necessary material properties, this paper is a continuation of previous work that attempts to answer the research question ‘How can new CAD strategies be applied to improve the efficiency of producing parts with these necessary material properties?’ A selection of emerging CAD strategies from the last five years have been selected with a view of improving the hybrid process order created in the previous study. Each of these processes is introduced, and their pros and cons compared before identifying the areas of the CAD criteria that they can improve efficiency. Testing was performed using the software if it is available to see areas of improvement first-hand.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2017.10003093
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2017.10003093
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23188
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2017.10003093
ISSN: 1757-8817
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