Title: A method to formalise the rapid prototyping process

Authors: P. Dubois, A. Aoussat, M. Le Coq

Addresses: ENSAM New Products Design Laboratory, 151 Boulevard de l'Hopital, 75013 Paris, France. ENSAM New Products Design Laboratory, 151 Boulevard de l'Hopital, 75013 Paris, France. ENSAM New Products Design Laboratory, 151 Boulevard de l'Hopital, 75013 Paris, France

Abstract: Facing the increasing complexity of the product design area (reduction of cycle times, introduction of simultaneous engineering and of digital mock-up, . . .) a research department which wants to define a rapid prototyping process is confronted by the problem of the tools choice. Therefore, we will propose in this article a method allowing such a process. In a first section, we present the rapid prototyping area in the product design environment, in a second section we will propose our method illustrated by an industrial case.

Keywords: product design; simultaneous engineering; rapid prototyping; CAD/CAM, design; 3D digitising sensor; digital mock-up; concurrent engineering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1999.000209

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1999 Vol.12 No.2/3/4/5, pp.245-256

Available online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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