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Recently, many new technologies have been developed for engineers to reduce the time required to design and manufacture products in response to rapidly fluctuating market demands. This book addresses a variety of contemporary methodologies, technologies and tools for rapid response manufacturing. The contributions to this volume focus on two major RRM areas: desktop manufacturing and computer and information technologies. Rapid Response Manufacturing is an invaluable resource for research engineers, product design and manufacturing engineers, graduate engineering students, and all those concerned with concurrent engineering.
Introduction to rapid response manufacturing. Automated design of a three dimensionally printed mushroom surface texture. Intelligent rapid prototyping. Investigation of surface features of rapid prototyping parts. Rapid prototyping with high power diode lasers. Beyond product design data: data standard for manufacturing resources. A group technology knowledge-based system for rapid response manufacturing environment. Virtual prototyping in simultaneous product/process design for assembly. Human aspects of rapid response manufacturing. CAD/CAM integration: an efficient approach in a fixture framework. Fixtureless NC machining for rapid prototyping. Growing Autoafab into the 21st century.