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Coding system for rapid prototyping industry

Coding system for rapid prototyping industry Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the classification and coding system developed for the rapid prototyping (RP) industry. Design/methodology/approach – The similarities among RP part geometries and processes are identified and related for the development of rapid prototyping coding system (RPCS). Findings – RPCS forms a base for developing “prototyping philosophy” to take advantage of parts similarities in determination of optimal build orientation and optimization of part building cost. Research limitations/implications – Most of the examples are limited to parts built by fused deposition modelling process. But, the concept is applicable to any existing RP process. Practical implications – RPCS implementation is suitable in industries where variety of RP parts are in use. Originality/value – This is the first attempt towards development of a formal coding system for the RP industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rapid Prototyping Journal Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1355-2546
DOI
10.1108/13552540810896175
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the classification and coding system developed for the rapid prototyping (RP) industry. Design/methodology/approach – The similarities among RP part geometries and processes are identified and related for the development of rapid prototyping coding system (RPCS). Findings – RPCS forms a base for developing “prototyping philosophy” to take advantage of parts similarities in determination of optimal build orientation and optimization of part building cost. Research limitations/implications – Most of the examples are limited to parts built by fused deposition modelling process. But, the concept is applicable to any existing RP process. Practical implications – RPCS implementation is suitable in industries where variety of RP parts are in use. Originality/value – This is the first attempt towards development of a formal coding system for the RP industry.

Journal

Rapid Prototyping JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2008

Keywords: Rapid prototypes; Classification schemes; Codes

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