15 August 1998 Development and tendency of rapid prototyping technology
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The definition of the rapid prototyping is given in this paper. Various RP processes, which build the prototypes with 2.5 or 3 dimensional layers, are introduced. The relative techniques of RP and the differences between RP technique and CNC manufacturing are analyzed. The paper discusses the RP's applied fields and methods and presents the RP development in the world. According to the idea that requirements determine the developing, the RP's tendency is discussed.
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Yongnian Yan, Yongnian Yan, Guodong Hong, Guodong Hong, "Development and tendency of rapid prototyping technology", Proc. SPIE 3550, Laser Processing of Materials and Industrial Applications II, (15 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317901; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317901

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