New book in Rapid Manufacturing

From: Franck Lacan (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 16:19:13 EEST

New book in Rapid Manufacturing by D. T. Pham & S. S. Dimov

The book describes the characteristics and capabilities of the main
known rapid prototyping processes. It covers in detail commercially
available processes, such as Stereolithography (SLA), Selective
Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Solid
Ground Curing (SGC) and Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM),
and provides information on several other processes still under

The book discusses various direct and indirect methods of
producing soft tooling, firm tooling (or bridge tooling) and hard
tooling based on rapid prototyping. The discussion is wide ranging
and not found in other books published to-date. Also special to the
book is material on process optimisation. This was derived from
work at the authors' Centre and is not available in other texts.

The book places a strong emphasis on practical applications,
devoting special chapters to the application of both rapid
prototyping and rapid tooling. The book contains an abundance of
photographs and diagrams, some in colour, to illustrate clearly the
principles of the machines and processes involved.

The book does not require any special background. It should be of
interest to manufacturing, industrial, production, mechanical and
materials engineers wishing to update themselves on some of the
most important developments in modern manufacture.

Published by Springer Verlag, London, New York & Heidelberg,
234pp, April 2001.
ISBN: 1-85233-360-X

Dr Stefan Dimov
Systems Division
School of Engineering
University of Wales Cardiff
Queen's Building
PO Box 925
Newport Road
Cardiff CF24 0YF
Tel: 029 20874641
fax: 029 20874880

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