Chapter . Rapid Tooling Process Chain

D. Trenke[a], W. Rolshofen[a]

Abstract

Methodologically, the Rapid Tooling Process Chain can be described with different steps in procedure. Every part of this technique is presented in this article, from the CAD construction to the final product. In the industrial use, the generating laying manufacturing process of rapid tooling is increasing its importance. This essentially depends on the opportunity to create complex structures very fast. Moreover, the quality of the produced components relies on every single process step and the performance of workmanship.

Introduction

The Rapid Tooling respectively Rapid Prototyping process chain (Fig. 1) starts from a 3D-CAD construction of the structural element which will ...

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