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MEL 796 Rapid Prototyping and Tooling

Credits: 4 (3 0 2)

Topics
1 Review of solid modelling techniques with comparison, advantages and
disadvantages.
2 Basic principle of rapid prototyping processes, Classification of RP processes
3 Various Industrial RP Systems like Sterolithography, Fused Deposition
Modeling, Selective Laser Sintering, Laminated Object Manufacturing, 3D
Printing, Ballistic particle modeling etc.,
4 Role of Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling in Product Development and
Simultaneous Engineering.
5 Process planning for rapid prototyping, STL file generation Defects in STL
files and repairing algorithms, Slicing and various slicing procedures.
6 Accuracy issues in Rapid Prototyping, Strength of RP Parts, Surface
roughness problem in Rapid Prototyping, Part deposition orientation and
issues like accuracy, surface finish, build time, support structure, cost etc.,
7 Rapid tooling techniques such as laminated metallic tooling, direct metal laser
sintering, vacuum casting.
8 Introduction to reverse engineering, Integration of reverse engineering and
rapid prototyping.
Suggested Reading

Text books
1. Chua, C.K., Leong, K.F., Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications in
Manufacturing, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2000.
2. Pham, D.T., Demov, S.S., Rapid Manufacturing: The Technologies and Applications
of Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling, Springer-Verlag London Limited, 2001.
3. Hopkinson, N., Hague, R.J.M. and Dickens, P.M., Rapid Manufacturing and
Industrial Revolution for the Digital Age, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, 2005.
4. Zeid, I., Mastering CAD/CAM, Tata McCraw Hill, 2006

Reference books
1. Gebhardt, A., Rapid Prototyping, Hanser Gardner Publications, Inc., Cincinnati,
2003.
2. Noorani, R., Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons,
Inc., New Jersey, 2006.
3. Gibson, I., Software Solutions for Rapid Prototyping, Professional Engineering
Publication Ltd., 2002.
4. Patri, K. V., and Weiyin, Ma, Rapid Prototyping - Laser-based and Other
Technologies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, U.S.A., 2003.
5. Rapid Prototyping Journal
6. Journal of Virtual and Physical Prototyping
7. Selected papers from International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture,
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology etc.
8. Mortenson, M.E., Geometric Modelling, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1997
9. Saxena, A., Sahay, B., Computer Aided Engineering Design, Anamaya Publishers,
New Dehi, 2005
10. Tickoo, S., Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire for Designers Release 2.0, CADCIM
Technologies, USA, 2005. (http://www.cadcimtech.com/proe-wf-2/proe-wf-2.htm)