Almost REAL

Wong, Kenneth; Johnson, Nancy Spurling
January 2009
Cadalyst;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p18
Trade Publication
The article discusses the prototypes used in three dimensional (3D) printing. Accordingly, 3D printing has evolved into an alternative manufacturing discipline for producing parts with complex geometry in smaller volumes. Traditional forms of prototyping involve subtractive methods that create shapes by removing materials. Such printing encompasses a new generation of rapid prototyping (RP) technologies. With the advent of computer-aided-design (CAD), 3D printing rely on digital models as their guides and have become part of the RP lexicon.


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