18 February 2010 Advantages of utilizing DMD based rapid manufacturing systems in mass customization applications
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The Use of DMD based Rapid Manufacturing Systems has proven to be very advantageous in the production of highly accurate plastic based components for use in mass customization market such as hearing aids, and dental markets. The voxelization process currently afforded with the DLP technology eliminates any layering effect associated with all existing additive Rapid Manufacturing technologies. The smooth accurate surfaces produced in an additive process utilizing DLP technology, through the voxelization approach, allow for the production of custom finished products. The implementation of DLP technology in rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing systems allow for the usage of highly viscous photopolymer based liquid and paste composites for rapid manufacturing that could not be used in any other additive process prior to implementation of DLP technology in RP and RM systems. It also allowed for the greater throughput in production without sacrificing quality and accuracy.
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A. El-Siblani, "Advantages of utilizing DMD based rapid manufacturing systems in mass customization applications", Proc. SPIE 7596, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications II, 75960G (18 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845485; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.845485
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