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Coding system for rapid prototyping industry

Dilip Ingole (Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research, Amravati, India)
Abhaykumar Kuthe (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India)
Tushar Deshmukh (Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research, Amravati, India)
Satish Bansod (Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research, Amravati, India)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Article publication date: 1 August 2008




The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the classification and coding system developed for the rapid prototyping (RP) industry.


The similarities among RP part geometries and processes are identified and related for the development of rapid prototyping coding system (RPCS).


RPCS forms a base for developing “prototyping philosophy” to take advantage of parts similarities in determination of optimal build orientation and optimization of part building cost.

Research limitations/implications

Most of the examples are limited to parts built by fused deposition modelling process. But, the concept is applicable to any existing RP process.

Practical implications

RPCS implementation is suitable in industries where variety of RP parts are in use.


This is the first attempt towards development of a formal coding system for the RP industry.



Ingole, D., Kuthe, A., Deshmukh, T. and Bansod, S. (2008), "Coding system for rapid prototyping industry", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 221-233.



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