The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing of Die Using Rapid Prototyping Technique

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Pub. Date :Nov, 2018
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJME51809
Author Name : T Siva Prasad, Malkapuram Devaiah
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Subject/Domain : Management
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Abstract

The paper applies Rapid Prototyping (RP) technology using 3D-CAD model of the check specimen as associate input. Factory-made casting in wood pattern is compared with the RP model. The casted specimen has been tested for impact strength and surface properties. The experimental results showed that there is not much variation within the impact strength of the casted specimen, and there is a little variation in surface property of casting. It is found that the surface finish of the casting obtained by RP pattern is better than the wood pattern casting. To verify the usability of RP in manufacturing plant, the time and price needed to organize the RP and wood pattern are compared.


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Rapid Prototyping (RP) involves a cluster of techniques, used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly without the need of rather an expensive model, and using 3D Computer-Aided Design (3D CAD). Construction of the parts or assembly is typically done using 3D printing or "Additive Layer Manufacturing" (ALM) technology. Layering technique in an exceedingly speedy prototyping machine adds material in a layering method to make the required form. ProE modeling software is employed to form the 3D solid model of the die. It is a multi-platform CAD/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)/Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software suite. 3D slicing software package (3D Printer OS) could be a piece of software package running on a computer. It acts like associate interpreter for 3D printer. Once a 3D file is fed, the 3D slicer computer code then cuts the object into several horizontal layers and produces a path so that a print-head will follow line by line. High speed CNC machining units will be able to build elements layer by layer.


Keywords

Rapid Prototyping (RP), 3D Printer, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Complex pattern

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