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The scope of application of incremental rapid prototyping methods in foundry engineering  [PDF]
M. Stankiewicz,G. Budzik,M. Patrza?ek,M. Wieczorowski
Archives of Foundry Engineering , 2010,
Abstract: The article presents the scope of application of selected incremental Rapid Prototyping methods in the process of manufacturing casting models, casting moulds and casts. The Rapid Prototyping methods (SL, SLA, FDM, 3DP, JS) are predominantly used for the production of models and model sets for casting moulds. The Rapid Tooling methods, such as: ZCast-3DP, ProMetalRCT and VoxelJet, enable the fabrication of casting moulds in the incremental process. The application of the RP methods in cast production makes it possible to speed up the prototype preparation process. This is particularly vital to elements of complex shapes. The time required for the manufacture of the model, the mould and the cast proper may vary from a few to several dozen hours.
The analysis of the wax foundry models fabrication process for the CPX3000 device  [PDF]
G. Budzik,B. Kozik,J. Bernaczek,M. Wieczorowski
Archives of Foundry Engineering , 2011,
Abstract: The paper presents possibilities of creating wax founding models by means of CPX3000 device. The device is used for Rapid Prototypingof models made of foundry wax in an incremental process. The paper also presents problems connected with choosing technologicalparameters for incremental shaping which influence the accuracy of created models. Issues connected with post-processing are alsodescribed. This process is of great importance for obtaining geometrically correct models. The analysis of parameters of cleaning models from supporting material is also presented. At present CPX3000 printer is the first used in Poland device by 3D Systems firm for creating wax models. The printer is at The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Rzeszów University of Technology.
Logic Foundry: Rapid Prototyping for FPGA-Based DSP Systems  [cached]
Kazuo Nakajima,Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya,Gary Spivey
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing , 2003, DOI: 10.1155/s1687617203301039
Abstract: We introduce the Logic Foundry, a system for the rapid creation and integration of FPGA-based digital signal processing systems. Recognizing that some of the greatest challenges in creating FPGA-based systems occur in the integration of the various components, we have proposed a system that targets the following four areas of integration: design flow integration, component integration, platform integration, and software integration. Using the Logic Foundry, a system can be easily specified, and then automatically constructed and integrated with system level software.
Properties of made by different methods of RP impeller foundry patterns  [PDF]
G. Budzik
Archives of Foundry Engineering , 2007,
Abstract: This article presents the tests of properties of foundry patterns of turbocharger turbine impeller. Impellers prototypes were predestinated for casting by method losing patterns. There were carried out tests of these prototypes made by different methods of Rapid Prototyping (RP). Two impeller were made by growth methods: stereolitography (SLA) and three dimensional printing (3DP). One prototype was made by the method of Vacuum Casting as a wax casting. Tests were executed in the Department of Machine Design of Rzeszow University of Technology in cooperation with WSK PZL Rzeszow and Car Technology Krakow. First impeller was carried out by method of stereolitography on SLA 250 plant. That pattern was also used to carry out silicon matrix for casting of wax pattern. Next pattern was printed by three dimensional printer Z510 from the powder ZP14. Good removability of the pattern from the mould is particularly essential for impellers of small turbines with blades of small thickness of their section. All pattern were tested on their removability from the ceramic mould. The best melting properties had the wax pattern. Patterns made from resin SL5170 (SLA) and powder ZP14 (3DP) were removed in the process of burning but about 1% of soot was left in the mould.
Hybrid foundry patterns of bevel gears
Budzik G.,Markowski T.,Sobolak M.
Archives of Foundry Engineering , 2007,
Abstract: Possibilities of making hybrid foundry patterns of bevel gears for investment casting process are presented. Rapid prototyping of gears with complex tooth forms is possible with the use of modern methods. One of such methods is the stereo-lithography, where a pattern is obtained as a result of resin curing with laser beam. Patterns of that type are applicable in precision casting. Removing of stereo-lithographic pattern from foundry mould requires use of high temperatures. Resin burning would generate significant amounts of harmful gases. In case of a solid stereo-lithographic pattern, the pressure created during gas burning may cause the mould to crack. A gas volume reduction may be achieved by using patterns of honeycomb structure. However, this technique causes a significant worsening of accuracy of stereo-lithographic patterns in respect of their dimensions and shape. In cooperation with WSK PZL Rzeszów, the Machine Design Department of Rzeszow University of Technology carried out research on the design of hybrid stereo-lithographic patterns. Hybrid pattern consists of a section made by stereo-lithographic process and a section made of casting wax. The latter material is used for stereo-lithographic pattern filling and for mould gating system. The hybrid pattern process consists of two stages: wax melting and then the burn-out of stereolithographic pattern. Use of hybrid patterns reduces the costs of production of stereolithographic patterns. High dimensional accuracy remains preserved in this process.
Automated Tools for Rapid Prototyping
计算机科学技术学报 , 1991,
Abstract: An automated environment is presented which aids the software engineers in developing data processing systems by using rapid prototyping techniques.The environment is being developed on VAX station.It can render good support to the specification of the requirements and the rapid creation of prototype.The goal,the methodology,the general structure of the environment and two sub-systems are discussed.
Rapid prototyping in Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology
Rosa, Everton Luis Santos da;Oleskovicz, César Fernando;Arag?o, Bruno Nogueira;
Brazilian Dental Journal , 2004, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-64402004000300015
Abstract: review of the literature from 1991 to 2002 on the use of rapid prototyping in the biomedical area emphasizes the applicability of this technique to aid diagnosis and planning in maxillofacial surgery and traumatology. a case report in which a tmj ankylosis relapse was treated using rapid prototyping (selective laser sintering) for surgery planning is presented. after one year, the patient's buccal opening was 45 mm. transitory paralysis of the facial nerve disappeared totally in six months.
Geometric accuracy of wax bade models manufactured in silicon moulds  [PDF]
G. Budzik,H. Matysiak
Archives of Foundry Engineering , 2010,
Abstract: The article presents the test results of the geometric accuracy of wax blade models manufactured in silicon moulds in the Rapid Tooling process, with the application of the Vacuum Casting technology. In batch production casting waxes are designed for the manufacture of models and components of model sets through injection into a metal die. The objective of the tests was to determine the possibility of using traditional wax for the production of casting models in the rapid prototyping process. Blade models made of five types of casting wax were measured. The definition of the geometric accuracy of wax blade models makes it possible to introduce individual modifications aimed at improving their shape in order to increase the dimensional accuracy of blade models manufactured in the rapid prototyping process.
Surface quality of foundry pattern manufactured by FDM method - rapid prototyping  [PDF]
A. Hanus,N. ?pirutová,J. Beňo
Archives of Foundry Engineering , 2011,
Abstract: The goal of this paper was to verify the possibilities of using 3D models produced by means of the FDM technology for actual foundryproduction. Experimental models were produced using Dimension sst 768 3D printer. Two types of castings (type I - simple plates, type II- jewellery) were cast in plaster moulds. The models were burnt out at 500 °C. The goal of the experiment was to verify the effect ofmodifications upon surface quality of the resulting casting. The ABS model was tested with unmodified surface, chemically treatedsurface, blasted surface and blasted and etched surface together. The results of the experiment have confirmed the assumed effect of bothmechanical and chemical modifications of the model surface on casting surface quality.
Vineet Kumar Vashishtha,,Rahul Makade,,Neeraj Mehla
International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology , 2011,
Abstract: Rapid prototyping technology have emerged a new innovation to reduced the time cost of moulds fabrication by creating 3D product directly from computer aided design thus the designer is able to perform design validation and accuracy analysis easily in a virtual environment as if using a physical model. The primary aim of this paper is to give the reader an overview of the current state of the art in rapid prototyping technology .The paper also deal with feature’s of rapid prototyping in Aerospace industry and some of the existing problem’s of rapid rototyping.
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