7:Advanced

Inkjet Printing

Paper-Based Rapid Prototyping

Contour Crafting

Stereolithography (SLA)

Electroforming for Micro-Molds

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Smart MandrelsTM for Filament Winding

Incremental Sheet-Metal Forming

Advanced and new technologies

The starting point for most of the processes featured in this section is that the information used to make the shape is supplied by a CAD file. This eliminates tooling costs, as do Smart MandrelsTM, also featured in this section (though these are not driven by CAD), and together they all provide a complete mind shift from existing rules of production. On this basis, the methods in this section point the way to future industrial production and hint at the fact that these new technologies ...

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