New challenges in computer aided solid model design for rapid prototyping of vehicle components
by Jian (John) Dong
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 18, No. 5, 1997

Abstract: Rapid Prototyping or Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) is an emerging fabrication process for production of physical objects directly from CAD models. It has been increasingly used in automotive industries for rapid fabrication of prototypes to verify new or modified designs. Computer modelling and interfaces have not become issues until recent years when research on the SFF of multiple material components and high precision functional prototypes has been initiated. This paper will summarize a number of these issues and the research directions on these issues will be also discussed.

Online publication date: Thu, 29-May-2014

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