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Composites in rapid prototyping

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dc.contributor.author Gibson, I.
dc.contributor.author Liu, Y.
dc.contributor.author Savalani, M.M.
dc.contributor.author Anand, L.K.;
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-23T14:18:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-23T14:18:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 16844998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/540
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper looks at the development of composite materials in layered manufacturing. It is known that Rapid Prototyping (RP) using a single material compares poorly with other conventional manufacturing processes when making parts from similar materials. For example, injection moulded parts are over 30% stronger than RP fabricated parts of the same material. The incorporation of secondary materials can result in a composite that can improve this situation. This paper will discuss different composites that are commercially available as well as some into which research is being conducted. An advantage of RP is that composites do not have to be manufactured in a homogeneous manner. Functionally graded parts may be fabricated where reinforcing material can be added in appropriate locations and in required orientations. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal for New Generation Sciences, Vol 7, Issue 3: Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal for New Generation Sciences;Vol 7, Issue 3
dc.subject Rapid Prototyping en_US
dc.subject Composites en_US
dc.subject Functionally Graded Components en_US
dc.title Composites in rapid prototyping en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein

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