The development of desktop e-manufacturing system
by Ren C. Luo, Jyh Hwa Tzou
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 2008

Abstract: Rapid Prototyping (RP) is an automated manufacturing process that quickly builds physical models from CAD files of 3D prototypes. The main objective of this paper is to develop web-based automated RP system, which provides customers the convenience of distance manufacturing without having an expensive RP machine. We take the advantage of the internet technology to combine product quotation interface, online remote monitoring system and order scheduling into a web based automated RP system. In the mean time, we developed three kinds of RP system: thermal extrusion based RP system; photomask-based RP system; metallic RP system, which demonstrated the various fabrication principles and options.

Online publication date: Wed, 12-Mar-2008

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