Advanced Manufacturing Choices. MAE 156-256 Spring 2012, Dr. Marc Madou Class 9: Rapid Prototyping By Dr. Marc Madou . Two Ways for Fabrication:. Subtractive manufacturing . Additive Manufacturing. Rapid Prototyping . Some other names: Additive manufacturing
Spring 2012, Dr. Marc Madou
Class 9: Rapid Prototyping
By Dr. Marc Madou
*An STL file describes a raw unstructured triangulated surface by the unit normal and vertices (ordered by the right-hand rule) of the triangles using a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Laminated Object Modeling (LOM)
Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
RepRap achieved self-replication at 14:00 hours UTC on 29 May 2008 at Bath University in the UK. The machine that did it - RepRap Version 1.0 “Darwin” - can be built now - see the Make RepRap Darwin link there or on the left, and for ways to get the bits and pieces you need, see the Obtaining Parts link.