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Intelligent rapid prototyping with fused deposition modelling

Syed H. Masood (Senior Lecturer at the CIM Centre, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Article publication date: 1 March 1996


Explains that fused deposition modelling is a rapid prototyping technology by which physical objects are created directly from a CAD model using layer by layer deposition of extruded material. The technology offers the potential of producing parts accurately in a wide range of materials safely and quickly. In using this technology, the designer is often confronted with a host of conflicting options including achieving desired accuracy, optimizing building time and cost and fulfilling functionality requirements. Presents a methodology for resolving these problems through the development of an intelligent rapid prototyping syste integrating distributed blackboard technologies with different knowledge based systems and feature based design technologies.



Masood, S.H. (1996), "Intelligent rapid prototyping with fused deposition modelling", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 24-33.




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