Rapid Prototyping

Theory and Practice

  • Ali Kamrani
  • Emad Abouel Nasr

Part of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Series book series (MSES, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Material Properties and Characterization

    1. Ghassan T. Kridli
      Pages 1-22
  3. Direct and Indirect Data Input Formats

  4. Methods and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 132-132
    2. Behrokh Khoshnevis, Bahram Asiabanpour
      Pages 197-220
    3. Behrokh Khoshnevis, Dooil Hwang
      Pages 221-251
  5. Economic Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 252-252
    2. Rakesh Narain, Joseph Sarkis
      Pages 253-270
    3. Khaled M. Gad El Mola, Hamid R. Parsaei, Herman R. Leep
      Pages 293-318
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-323

About this book


Rapid prototyping techniques have been increasingly used by industry to reduce product development cycles.  A large number of processes have been developed allowing the use of various materials ranging from plastics to metal for the development of prototypes.

Rapid Prototyping:  Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive collection of the latest research and technical work in the field with an emphasis on both rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing.

Drawing upon the collective knowledge of renowned experts in the industrial engineering field, Ali Kamrani and Emad Abouel Nasr have assembled a wide ranging treatise on rapid prototyping that includes:

  • Up to date documentation on the current scope of research on rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing.
  • Methodologies and technologies to support a customer-focussed and mass customization approach to production.
  • Detailed analysis and case studies of the application of rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing in fields such as medical and biomedical manufacturing, aerospace industry and automotive industry.


Rapid Tooling Reverse Engineering Technologie computer-aided design (CAD) design development machining manufacturing mass customization materials product design product development production rapid prototyping sintering

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Kamrani
    • 1
  • Emad Abouel Nasr
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23290-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23291-1
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