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Three‐dimensional plotting as a visualisation aid for architectural use

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dc.contributor.author de Beer, Deon J.
dc.contributor.author Barnard, Ludrick J.
dc.contributor.author Booysen, Gerrie J.
dc.contributor.other Emerald: Rapid Prototyping Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-24T09:52:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-24T09:52:47Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.issn 1355-2546
dc.identifier.issn 1758-7670
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/742
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Functional design is closely linked to manufacturing and building. Designers' freedom to express themselves is often limited by the capabilities of craftsmen who have to give physical substance to the designer's ideas. This paper reviews the use of rapid prototyping (RP) to construct complex geometry. Three‐dimensional computer aided design data are transferred to a build volume on a 2D layer‐by‐layer basis. This manufacturing method results in the rapid production of a physical model that can be used to verify designs, check form, fit and functionality, as well as to create a depth perspective. The paper describes a fresh approach into an old industry, i.e. model making. Results proved that models built by conventional methods can be cost‐effectively substituted by RP methods without the surface limitations created by cardboard models. en_US
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Emerald: Rapid Prototyping Journal
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rapid Prototyping Journal;Vol. 10 Iss: 2
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Rapid prototypes en_US
dc.subject Sintering en_US
dc.title Three‐dimensional plotting as a visualisation aid for architectural use en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Rapid Prototyping Journal

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