Micro Prototyping and Fabrication in Manufacturing

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Abstract

The term Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to a range of technologies that permits automated fabrication of computer-generated 3D models. AM generally uses an approach of segmenting the digital model data into thin, precise layers that are then bonded together to create the final solid object. Already established for larger-scale, lower-resolution applications, AM can also be used to fabricate complex geometry, micron-resolution models. Some of the basic AM technologies are explored, and how they can be used to make small, precise mechanical structures is identified. How these techniques have been adapted to specifically improve this area is examined, and how they can develop in the future is discussed in the end.

Keywords

Shrinkage Palladium Settling Rhodium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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