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Characterization of the laminated object manufacturing (LOM) process

Joon Park (Graduate Student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Michael J. Tari (Former Graduate Student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
H. Thomas Hahn (Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Laminated object manufacturing (LOM) is a rapid prototyping process where a part is built sequentially from layers of paper. Studied in the present paper are the precision and accuracy of the LOM process and the dimensional stability of LOM parts. The process was found to exhibit both constant and random sources of error in the part dimensions. The dimensional error was the largest normal to the plane of the paper, exacerbated by the moisture absorption and subsequent swelling. The key process parameters were identified and optimized for sufficient bonding and cutting accuracy.

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Park, J., Tari, M.J. and Hahn, H.T. (2000), "Characterization of the laminated object manufacturing (LOM) process", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 36-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540010309868

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