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Surface macro‐texture design for rapid prototyping

Haeseong Jee (Haeseong Jee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea.)
Emanuel Sachs (Emanuel Sachs is based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Rapid prototyping technologies can create a physical part directly from a digital model by accumulating layers of a given material. Providing tremendous flexibility in the part geometry that they can fabricate, these technologies present an opportunity for the creation of new product attributes that cannot be made with existing technologies. For this to be possible, however, various design environments including different fabrication processes need to be considered at the time of design. This paper proposes an extended design automation paradigm for design and fabrication of a new product attribute, surface macro‐texture.



Jee, H. and Sachs, E. (2000), "Surface macro‐texture design for rapid prototyping", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 50-60.




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