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Rapid prototyping by laser sintering and 3D-Printing

 
: Petzoldt, F.; Pohl, H.

Turkish Powder Metallurgy Association -TTMD-:
3rd International Powder Metallurgy Conference 2002. Proceedings : 4 - 8 September 2002, Gazi University Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, Ankara
Ankara, 2002
ISBN: 975-924630-9
pp.99-112
International Powder Metallurgy Conference <3, 2002, Ankara>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IFAM ()

Abstract
Currently, several techniques are being used for rapid prototyping of metal parts for various fields of applications. Laser sintering of powder materials and 3D-Printing are one of the most promising subjects for research and development in this field. The ability of manufacturing complex shaped parts using CAD data in a very short time is the main advantage of these methods. Powder producers are closely looking at this technology since it would be expected to open a big market for sales. This article presents the state of the art of the laser sintering and 3D-Printing technologies in the world. Examples of applications of the methods for rapid prototyping & tooling are demonstrated through manufacturing industrial parts.

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