Campus Units

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

10-15-2009

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

41

Last Page

64

Research Focus Area(s)

Advanced Manufacturing Research

DOI

10.1504/IJRapidM.2009.028931

Abstract

The material and product accuracy limitations of rapid prototyped products can often prevent the use of rapid prototyping (RP) processes for production of final end-use products. Conventional machining processes are well-developed technologies with the capability of employing a wide range of materials in the creation of highly accurate components. This paper presents an overview of how conventional machining processes can be used for RP and direct manufacturing processes. The methodologies of computer numerical control machining for rapid prototyping (CNC-RP) and wire electronic discharge machining for rapid prototyping (WEDM-RP) are presented in this paper. A general discussion of selection criteria and cost comparisons among both current additive RP and conventional machining approaches to rapid manufacturing are also presented.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Yang, Zhi, Richard A. Wysk, Sanjay Joshi, Matthew C. Frank, and Joseph E. Petrzelka. "Conventional machining methods for rapid prototyping and direct manufacturing." International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing 1, no. 1 (2009): 41-64. DOI: 10.1504/IJRapidM.2009.028931. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Published Version

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