Micro Prototyping and Fabrication in Manufacturing

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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.


Additive Manufacture Selective Laser Sinter Fuse Deposition Modeling Powder System Digital Micromirror Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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