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An empirical laser sintering time estimator for Duraform PA

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posted on 11.12.2009, 15:22 by M. Ruffo, Christopher Tuck, Richard J.M. Hague
This paper presents work on the development of a build time estimator for Rapid Manufacturing (RM). A time estimator is required in order to develop a comprehensive costing tool for RM. An empirical method has been used to estimate build times utilising both simulated and actual builds for a Laser Sintering (LS) machine. The estimator presented here is based upon object geometry and therefore the fundamental data driving the model is obtainable from current three dimensional Computer Aided Design (3D-CAD) models. The aim of the paper is to define a model describing the build times for a laser sintering machine either for single or multiple objects.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

RUFFO, M. TUCK, C. and HAGUE, R.J.M., 2006. An empirical laser sintering time estimator for Duraform PA. International Journal of Production Research, 44(23), pp. 5131-5146

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2006

Notes

This journal article was published in the journal, International Journal of Production Research [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207540600622522

ISSN

0020-7543

Language

en

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