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A comparative evaluation of industrial design models produced using rapid prototyping and workshop‐based fabrication techniques

Mark A. Evans (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
R. Ian Campbell (Department of Design and Technology, Loughborough University, UK)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Article publication date: 1 December 2003

Abstract

This paper discusses a research programme in which the 3D computer aided industrial design geometry for a consumer product was translated into appearance models using the contrasting techniques of workshop‐based fabrication techniques and rapid prototyping using stereolithography. The research also examined the capacity to extend the use of the rapid prototype components for the production of a fully working prototype. The ability to combine an appearance model and a working prototype into a single “appearance prototype” was a significant advance in the application of RP within industrial design.

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Evans, M.A. and Ian Campbell, R. (2003), "A comparative evaluation of industrial design models produced using rapid prototyping and workshop‐based fabrication techniques", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 9 No. 5, pp. 344-351. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540310502248

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