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Title: Implications on design of rapid manufacturing
Authors: Hague, Richard J.M.
Campbell, R.I.
Dickens, Phill M.
Keywords: Rapid prototyping
Rapid manufacturing
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMechE
Citation: HAGUE, R.J.M., CAMPBELL, R.I. and DICKENS, P.M., 2003. Implications on design of rapid manufacturing. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 217 (1), pp. 25-30
Abstract: During the last few decades, designers have been educated to develop designs with restricted geometry so that parts can be made easily. The revolutionary aspect of rapid manufacturing will be that geometry will no longer be a limiting factor. The introduction of rapid manufacturing will have a number of effects on design. It will be possible to have re-entrant shapes without complicating manufacturing, no draft angles, variable wall thickness, no split lines and fewer parts, leading to easier assembly and lower stock. The individual designer's method of working will change with the introduction of rapid manufacturing and also there will be changes to the overall design process.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science [© IMechE]. It is also available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119771
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/095440603762554587
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4719
ISSN: 0954-4062
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