Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Rapid Prototyping Technology

Principles and Functional Requirements

Edited by Md Enamul Hoque

Military Institute of Science and Technology

Modern engineering often deals with customized design that requires easy, low-cost and rapid fabrication. Rapid prototyping (RP) is a popular technology that enables quick and easy fabrication of customized forms/objects directly from computer aided design (CAD) model. The needs for quick product development, decreased time to market, and highly customized and low quantity parts are driving the demand for RP technology. Today, RP technology also known as solid freeform fabrication (SFF) or desktop manufacturing (DM) or layer manufacturing (LM) is regarded as an efficient tool to bring the product concept into the product realization rapidly. Though all the RP technologies are additive they are still different from each other in the way of building layers and/or nature of building materials. This book delivers up-to-date information about RP technology focusing on the overview of the principles, functional requirements, design constraints etc. of specific technology.

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Rapid Prototyping TechnologyPrinciples and Functional RequirementsEdited by Md Enamul Hoque

Published: September 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/830

ISBN: 978-953-307-970-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5553-9

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

74155 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

65 Dimensions Citations


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1. Optimization of Additive Manufacturing Processes Focused on 3D Printing

By Razvan Udroiu and Anisor Nedelcu


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2. Selection of Additive Manufacturing Technologies Using Decision Methods

By Anderson Vicente Borille and Jefferson de Oliveira Gomes


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3. Rapid Tooling Development

By Sadegh Rahmati


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4. Heterogeneous Object Modeling for Rapid Prototyping

By Xiaojun Wu


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5. Desktop Robot Based Rapid Prototyping System: An Advanced Extrusion Based Processing of Biopolymers into 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

By Md. Enamul Hoque and Y. Leng Chuan


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6. Hyperelastic Modeling of Rubber-Like Photopolymers for Additive Manufacturing Processes

By Giovanni Berselli, Rocco Vertechy, Marcello Pellicciari and Gabriele Vassura


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7. From Optical Acquisition to Rapid Prototyping: Applications to Medicine and to Cultural Heritage

By Giovanna Sansoni and Franco Docchio


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8. Additive Manufactured Models of Fetuses Built from 3D Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography Scan Data

By Jorge Lopes Dos Santos, Heron Werner, Ricardo Fontes and Simone Belmonte


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9. Point Set Analysis: An Image Analysis Point of View for Rapid Prototyping Technologies

By Nicolas Loménie, Daniel Racoceanu and Georges Stamon


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10. Rapid Prototyping of Hybrid, Plastic-Quartz 3D-Chips for Battery-Operated Microplasmas

By Weagant S., Li L. and Karanassios V.


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11. Rapid Prototyping of Quaternion Multiplier: From Matrix Notation to FPGA-Based Circuits

By Marek Parfieniuk, Nikolai A. Petrovsky and Alexander A. Petrovsky


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12. Rapid Prototyping of Embedded Microelectronics by Laser Direct-Write

By Alberto Pique


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13. Design and Experimentation of Wearable Body Sensors

By Kiing Ing Wong


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14. Fabrication of Planar Integrated Optic Devices by Laser Patterning

By P.V.S. Marques, D. Alexandre, A. Ghasemphour, P. Moreira and A.M.P. Leite


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15. Multi-Functional Guidance, Navigation and Control Simulation Environment - Rapid Prototyping of Space Simulations

By Erwin Mooij and Marcel Ellenbroek


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16. Deep Proton Writing: A Rapid Prototyping Tool for Polymer Micro-Optical and Micro-Mechanical Components

By Jürgen Van Erps, Michael Vervaeke, Christof Debaes, Heidi Ottevaere, Alex Hermanne and Hugo Thienpont


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17. A New Rapid Prototyping Process for Sheet Metal Parts

By Yuanxin Luo, Kai He and Ruxu Du


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