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Investigating critical design characteristics through experimental testing of photopolymeric models

Investigating critical design characteristics through experimental testing of photopolymeric models Engineering design optimisation of products and investigating the influence of various critical design parameters on their operational performance has been a complex task. Despite the recent development of sophisticated computer hardware and software tools, increasing the use of computer‐based simulation methods and virtual prototypes, the product development process could be sharply aided by the implementation of rapidly available physical models of the products' conceptual designs. Such rapid prototyping models could be used for experimental evaluation and validation purposes, where critical aspects of the product can be investigated, tested and refined. The objective of this study was to investigate the prospect, and demonstrate the ability, of obtaining engineering data through experimental testing of stereolithography built models. This paper reports on the experimental data obtained from the two application examples studied: a consumer food metal container and an engine intake port component. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rapid Prototyping Journal Emerald Publishing

Investigating critical design characteristics through experimental testing of photopolymeric models

Rapid Prototyping Journal , Volume 10 (4): 7 – Sep 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1355-2546
DOI
10.1108/13552540410551351
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Abstract

Engineering design optimisation of products and investigating the influence of various critical design parameters on their operational performance has been a complex task. Despite the recent development of sophisticated computer hardware and software tools, increasing the use of computer‐based simulation methods and virtual prototypes, the product development process could be sharply aided by the implementation of rapidly available physical models of the products' conceptual designs. Such rapid prototyping models could be used for experimental evaluation and validation purposes, where critical aspects of the product can be investigated, tested and refined. The objective of this study was to investigate the prospect, and demonstrate the ability, of obtaining engineering data through experimental testing of stereolithography built models. This paper reports on the experimental data obtained from the two application examples studied: a consumer food metal container and an engine intake port component.

Journal

Rapid Prototyping JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

Keywords: Rapid prototypes; Product design; Optimization techniques; Comparative tests

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