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Technologies for Rapid Prototyping (RP) - Basic Concepts, Quality Issues and Modern Trends

Roussi Minev, Ekaterin Minev

Abstract

The paper describes the basics of the 3D printing technologies for rapid prototyping (RP). It is showing the benefits of their utilization in product design and manufacturing of conventional parts and items with medical and other application. The most mature RP principles are presented and compared.

Some trends in developing new 3D printers and corresponding materials for micro/nano and biological applications are described. Some modern budget platforms are suggested for technology users.

The paper also provide a summary of the main quality issues in the layering technologies as well as methodologies for studding the process capabilities, accuracy and maturity.


Keywords

Rapid Prototyping, 3D printers, Medical devices, Prostetics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssmd.v1i1.1647

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About The Authors

Roussi Minev
Department Material Science and Technology Ruse University "A. Kanchev"
Bulgaria

Dep. Materials Science and Technology

Assoc. Professor, PhD, MSc

Head of the department

Ekaterin Minev
Department Computer Science Ruse University "A. Kanchev"
Bulgaria

Department Computer Science

Ruse University "A.Kanchev"

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