Brooks, Hadley Laurence, Piorkowski, Barry Andrew and Lupeanu, Mihaela (2013) Research Towards High Speed Freeforming. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 3 (2/3). pp. 154-171. ISSN 1757-8817
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2013.053686
Additive manufacturing (AM) methods are currently utilised for the manufacture of prototypes and low volume, high cost parts. This is because in most cases the high material costs and low volumetric deposition rates of AM parts result in higher per part cost than traditional manufacturing methods. This paper brings together recent research aimed at improving the economics of AM, in particular Extrusion Freeforming (EF).
A new class of machine is described called High Speed Additive Manufacturing (HSAM) in which software, hardware and materials advances are aggregated. HSAM could be cost competitive with injection moulding for medium sized medium quantity parts. A general outline for a HSAM machine and supply chain is provided along with future required research.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||high speed additive manufacturing; rapid manufacturing; fused deposition modelling; FDM; medium volume production; high speed extrusion freeforming|
|Subjects:||Engineering > Mechanical engineering|
Engineering > Production & manufacturing engineering
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Hadley Laurence Brooks|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2013 11:19|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 12:16|
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