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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing,  1997:<br>Proceedings of the Seventh International FAIM Conference

ISBN:
978-1-56700-089-4 (Print)
978-1-56700-442-7 (Online)

GETTING STARTED IN RAPID PROTOTYPING

M. Sarwar
Center for Rapid Product Development School of Engineering University of Northumbria at Newcastle

S. Hogarth
Center for Rapid Product Development School of Engineering University of Northumbria at Newcastle

P.M. Hackney
Center for Rapid Product Development School of Engineering University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Abstract

Currently Industry is confused about the facilities and benefits of rapid prototyping/rapid tooling. Furthermore there appears to be even more difficulty for users to select the appropriate technology and secondary processes.

The paper reviews the current state of the art associated with Time Compression Techniques (TCT's) and the national and international activities associated with the above.
The information should prove extremely useful to managers, designers and manufacturers seeking to achieve a 'Competitive Advantage'.