A new design‐for‐manufacturing method, called the geometric tailoring (GT), and the associated digital interface concept have been developed that enable the design activities to be separated from the manufacturing activities. Conditions for the successful application of this method are investigated. The GT method is demonstrated for rapid prototyping and rapid tooling technologies, where prototype parts are required to match the production properties as closely as possible. This method is embodied in a system called the rapid tooling testbed (RTTB). Research work is presented on GT and the distributed computing environment underlying the RTTB. Examples are summarized from the usage of this method and testbed.
Rosen, D., Chen, Y., Sambu, S., Allen, J. and Mistree, F. (2003), "The rapid tooling testbed: a distributed design‐for‐manufacturing system", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 122-132. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540310477427Download as .RIS
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