Selection of rapid prototyping systems based on the axiomatic design theory

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Abstract

The type of available Rapid Prototyping (RP) systems has significantly increased since the late eighties. The best RP process for each application depends on several factors and constraints, including cost, building speed, accuracy, operating environment characteristics, and material type and properties. The RP user must evaluate all these factors and constraints to select the correct system, but there are not methodologies to support a consistent selection. This paper uses published information of a benchmarking study where RP systems were compared to allow comprehensive analysis of application requirements versus process capabilities. The authors use Axiomatic Design theory, specifically the information axiom, to select the more adequate RP system. The procedure allows considering all the system factors to appraise the more or less probability of obtaining the specified functional requirements with each system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing - Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping
EditorsP. J. Bartolo, A. J. Mateus, F. C. Batista, H. A. Almeida, J. C. Vasco, M. A. Correia, N. F. Alves, N. C. André, P. P. Novo, P. Lima, P. C. Custódio, P. G. Martinho
Place of PublicationLeiria
PublisherEscola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria (ESTG)
Pages533-538
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780415390620
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, VRAP 2005 - Leiria, Portugal
Duration: 28 Sep 20051 Oct 2005

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, VRAP 2005
CountryPortugal
CityLeiria
Period28/09/051/10/05

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    Gonçalves-Coelho, A. M., & Mourão, A. J. F. (2005). Selection of rapid prototyping systems based on the axiomatic design theory. In P. J. Bartolo, A. J. Mateus, F. C. Batista, H. A. Almeida, J. C. Vasco, M. A. Correia, N. F. Alves, N. C. André, P. P. Novo, P. Lima, P. C. Custódio, & P. G. Martinho (Eds.), Virtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing - Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (pp. 533-538). Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria (ESTG).