SV: RP Test Parts

From: Holmer Berndt (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 10:50:29 EEST


Here are some references:

Aubin, R.F.: A World Wide Assessment of Rapid Prototyping Technologies
UTRC Report No. 94-13 initiated by the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems IMS
Test Case on Rapid Product Development

Juster, N.P. & Childs, T.H.C.: A Comparison of Rapid Prototyping Processes
Proceedings of 3rd European Conference on Rapid Prototyping and
Manufacturing, Nottingham,

Iuliano, L., Ippolito R. & de Filippi, A.: A New User Part for Performances
Evaluation of Rapid Prototyping Systems
Proceedings of 3rd European Conference on Rapid Prototyping and
Manufacturing, Nottingham

Reeves, P.E. & Cobb, R.C.: Surface Deviation Modelling of LMT Processes - a
Comparative Analysis
Proceedings of 5th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping and
Manufacturing, Helsinki

Farentinos, S. & Khoshnevis, B.: A Study of accuracy in Automated

Loose, K. & Nakagawa, T.: Benchmarking Various Methods of
Layer-Manufacturing Systems in Rapid Prototyping
(This one I will mail separately to you, Michael)

RAPTECH, a European Commission supported project with comprehensive results:

Good luck!
Berndt Holmer

IVF (The Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research)
Brinellvagen 68
SE-100 44 Stockholm
Ph: +46 8 213174
Fx: +46 8 210851

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> Från: Michael D. Sherwin[]
> Skickat: den 29 mars 2000 05:09
> Till:
> Angående: RP Test Parts
> Hello to all....
> My name is Mike Sherwin and I am a graduate student (Industrial and
> Manufacturing Engineering) at Penn State University. Currently, I am
> enrolled in Dr. Sanjay Joshi's rapid prototyping course. The course
> requires completion of a group research project. Myself and another
> student
> are involved in obtaining a library of test parts used in the rapid
> prototyping process. We are interested in studying the effect of
> that various geometries have on dimensional repeatability as well as
> accuracy. In addition, we plan on looking at these effects in terms of
> different types of rp processes (SLA,LOM, etc.).
> I was wandering if any of you are aware of any literature in this area, as
> well as possible resources that may be able to help us in obtaining test
> parts in order to do this study? Your suggestions are welcome. I thank
> you for
> your time and consideration.
> Additionally, I was wandering if any of you might have the answers to a
> few
> questions that I have regarding this project, having already reviewed some
> literature and some parts from various sources:
> 1. What is the reasoning behind the different test part geometries?
> 2. What is the geometry trying to verify?
> 3. Are you aware of any part independent ways of measuring the error
> budget
> on rapid prototyping machines?
> 4. Are you aware of any ISO or other standards that apply to calibration,
> etc. of rapid prototyping machines that may include test parts?
> 5. What other processes (ie, coordinate measuring machines) are you aware
> of that may use test parts that measure the accuracy of their system?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike Sherwin
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> Graduate Research Assistant
> The Pennsylvania State University
> Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
> 215 Leonhard Building
> University Park, PA 16802
> Phone: 814-863-2378 (office)
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