14. Advances in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Using Laser-Based Solid Free-Form Fabrication

  1. James K. Wessel Editor in chief
  1. Eric Whitney

Published Online: 8 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471465186.ch14

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

How to Cite

Whitney, E. (2004) Advances in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Using Laser-Based Solid Free-Form Fabrication, in Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs (ed J. K. Wessel), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471465186.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Wessel & Associates, 127 Westview Lane, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, USA

Author Information

  1. Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania 16804, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454755

Online ISBN: 9780471465188

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Keywords:

  • prototyping;
  • rapid prototyping;
  • laser-based solid free-forming;
  • stereolithography;
  • laminate object manufacturing;
  • selective laser sintering;
  • photosensitive;
  • polymer powder;
  • directed light fabrication;
  • direct metal deposition;
  • laser engineered net shapes

Summary

Designers test their products by creating prototypes. Traditionally, this is an expensive process requiring hand-made or metal tooling. With the development of low temperature curing polymers and lasers, prototypes are created rapidly at a fraction of the cost.