Overview of Rapid Product Development: Product Development Cycle, virtual prototyping, physical prototyping, Solid Modelling: Data formats, conversion, checking, repairing and transmission. Synergic integration technologies, Part slicing and Build Orientation, Area-filling strategies, applications and limitations of RPM. Classification of RPM processes: Sheet Lamination, Material Extrusion, Photo-polymerization, Powder Bed Fusion, Binder Jetting, Direct Energy Deposition. Popular RPM processes. Selection of rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing systems based on product requirements.

 

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