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2 April 1997 Comparison of scanner and plotter systems for laser-assisted rapid prototyping technique
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Proceedings Volume 3091, Laser Applications Engineering (LAE-96); (1997)
Event: International Symposium on Intensive Laser Actions and Their Applications and Laser Applications Engineering, 1996, St. Petersburg-Pushkin, Russian Federation
Rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing are spread very quickly now and promise to accomplish radical changes in design and production. Laser-assisted rapid prototyping and manufacturing (RPM) processes, such as laminated object manufacturing (LOM), powders sintering (PS), and stereolithography (SL) occupy the first place among the above-mentioned techniques. The selection of laser radiation delivery system is a central question of laser-assisted 3D- process realization. Two principal ways are possible -- scanner and plotter systems. Scanners provide relatively higher rates of processing, but their use is restrained from optical distortions and limitations increasing with the increasing of processing field. Both plotter and scanning systems also have fundamental mechanical limitations at high speed of motion.
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Vadim P. Veiko, Dmitry L. Goobanov, Alexei K. Kromin, Sergey A. Rodionov, Alexander T. Shakola, Boris P. Timofeev, and Evgeny B. Yakovlev "Comparison of scanner and plotter systems for laser-assisted rapid prototyping technique", Proc. SPIE 3091, Laser Applications Engineering (LAE-96), (2 April 1997);

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