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TitleDesigning for rapid manufacture
AuthorGerber, Guillaume
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations
SubjectIndustrial design
SubjectSolid freeform fabrication
SubjectManufacturing processes
SubjectSintering
SubjectSintering - Design
SubjectRapid prototyping
SubjectDissertations, Academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
Date2014-03-14T11:01:16Z
Date2014-03-14T11:01:16Z
Date2008-07
TypeThesis
Format6020478 bytes
Formatapplication/pdf
AbstractThesis (M. Tech.) -- Central University of Technology, Free State, 2008
AbstractAs the tendency to use sol id freeform fabrication (SFF) technology for the manufacture of end use parts grew, so too did the need for a set of general guidelines that would aid designers with designs aimed specifically for rapid manufacture. Unfortunately, the revolutionary additive nature of SFF technology left certain fundamental principles of conventional design for manufacture and assembly outdated. This implied that whole chapters of theoretical work that had previously been done in this field had to be revised before it could be applied to rapid manufacturing. Furthermore, this additive nature of SFF technology seeded a series of new possibilities and new advantages that could be exploited in the manufacturing domain, and as a result drove design for rapid manufacturing principles even further apart from conventional design for manufacture and assembly philosophy. In this study the impact that rapid manufacture had on the conventional product development process and conventional design for manufacture and assembly guidelines were investigated. This investigation brought to light the inherent strengths and weaknesses of SFF, as well as the design for manufacture and assembly guidelines that became invalid, and consequently lead directly to the characterization of a set of design for rapid manufacture guidelines.
Publisher[Bloemfontein?] : Central University of Technology, Free State
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11462/42