Laser-Induced Materials and Processes for Rapid Prototyping

  • L. Lü
  • J. Y. H. Fuh
  • Y. S. Wong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 1-8
  3. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 9-38
  4. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 39-65
  5. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 67-88
  6. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 89-142
  7. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 143-186
  8. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 187-199
  9. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 201-239
  10. L. Lü, J. Y. H. Fuh, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 241-262
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book

Introduction

The term rapid prototyping (RP) refers to a generic group of emerging technologies that enable very quick fabrication of engineering components primarily targeted for prototyping applications. With RP, very complex three­ dimensional parts or prototypes can be fabricated without the need of costly tooling and machining. This inevitably leads to much shorter design cycle time and lower cost of building a prototype. Its manifold benefits include significant productivity gains, cost saving, and shortened development time to introduce concept models. As such, RP technologies have attracted tremendous R&D interests from both academia and industry in the past decade. Many different processes and materials have been commercialized and used in industry primarily for the fabrication of physical prototypes. More recent interests in RP technologies are towards functional applications of the fabricated parts, such as in rapid tooling applications and replacements of damaged components. Many processes and materials have been commercialized but are yet to be able to fulfill the aforementioned functional requirements because of limited mechanical strengths of the fabricated parts.

Keywords

ceramics design development laser Laser Melting machining material modeling Rapid Prototyping Rapid Tooling selective laser sintering sintering

Authors and affiliations

  • L. Lü
    • 1
  • J. Y. H. Fuh
    • 1
  • Y. S. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.The National University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1469-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7400-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1469-5
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