This reference provides complete coverage of a major new technology that generates physical objects directly from a graphical computer database. Known as "Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing" (RP&M), it enables diverse industries to improve product design and part quality, bring products to market faster and reduce product development costs while boosting productivity. Focusing on StereoLithography-based RP&M developed by "3D Systems", which pioneered RP&M, this practical book introduces design and manufacturing engineers to basic RP&M principles, shows step by step how to create a StereoLithography prototype and reveals the accuracy levels that can be attained with this new technology. Case studies illustrate how leading aerospace, automotive, component and medical device manufacturers have gained a competitive edge by applying RP&M. This book also describes various alternate approaches to RP&M.
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Paul Jacobs was born in New York City, received a B.S. from Union College, Schenectady, NY in 1960, and M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from Princeton University. His dissertation, completed in 1965, involved nonequilibrium phenomena in plasma physics. At Electro-optical Systems Division of Xerox Corporation, California, he was a senior physicist working initially on plasma accelerators and later on laser-based optical systems. One of the originators of the MILES tactical training system currently deployed by the U.S. Army at over 50 bases in the United States, Eruope, and Asia, he was appointed Chief Scientist 1985. Worked as Director of Research and Development at 3D.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0070324336
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070324336