Integrated Manufacturing System for Complex Geometries: Towards Zero Waste in Additive Manufacturing

Integrated Manufacturing System for Complex Geometries: Towards Zero Waste in Additive Manufacturing

Divya Zindani (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India) and Kaushik Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5445-5.ch002

Abstract

The chapter proposes an integrated manufacturing system consisting of three main components: digital prototyping, physical prototyping, and lost core technology. The integrated system combines the beneficial aspects of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, rapid prototyping, and rapid tooling. The proposed integrated system is an attempt to compress the product development time while saving cost. The system can be efficient in designing of mold, parts with complex ducts and cavities, and carrying out design analysis through optimization and simulations. The system is therefore an attempt to minimize the waste of material that occurs in the development of a product and is therefore an efficient green technology for the manufacturing industries.
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Rapid Prototyping Processes

The different rapid prototyping processes can be categorized into: powder based, solid based and liquid based.

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