562 pages | 460 B/W Illus.
More quality, more flexibility, and less costs seem to be the key to meeting the demands of the global marketplace. The secret to success in this arena lies in the expert execution of the critical tasks in the product definition stage. Prototyping is an essential part of this stage, yet can be very expensive. It must be planned well and use state-of-the-art rapid and virtual prototyping tools to accelerate the process. Emphasizing the important role of prototyping in product definition, Rapid Prototyping and Engineering Applications: A Toolbox for Prototype Development covers a wide spectrum of prototyping tools with over 400 figures that give you instant access to the concepts.
The book discusses engineering procedures and the application of modern prototyping technologies, such as Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Virtual Prototyping (VP), that quickly deliver new products with lower costs and higher quality. Extensive examples and case studies make the author’s delineation of industrial practices easy to grasp. Practice exercises in each chapter develop problem-solving techniques and coverage of state-of-the-art RP technologies provides modern prototyping knowledge. And although the book highlights RP technologies extensively, it also explores other prototyping tools and methodologies, setting it apart as one of the few resources to cover both. It delineates the technologies required for well-planned prototyping that not only save money but decrease time to market.
Development of A Successful Product
Product Prototyping and Its Impact
Product Prototyping and Product Development
Prototype Planning and Management
Product and Prototype Cost Estimation
Prototype Design Methods
Prototype Design Tools
Learning from Nature
Modeling of Physical Systems
Using Commercial Software for Virtual Prototyping
Virtual Reality and Virtual Prototyping
Materials Selection and Product Prototyping
Modeling of Material Properties
Modeling and Design of Materials and Structures
Direct Digital Prototyping and Manufacturing
Solid Models and Prototype Representation
Reverse Engineering and Product Prototyping
Prototyping and Manufacturing Using CNC Machining
Fully Automated Digital Prototyping and Manufacturing
Rapid Prototyping Overview
Rapid Prototyping Procedure
Liquid Based RP Part
Solid Based RP Processes
Powder Based RP Processes
Summary and Future RP Processes
Building A Prototype Using Off-the-Shelf Components
How to Decide What to Purchase?
How to Find the Catalogs that Have the Needed Components?
How to Ensure that the Purchased Components Will Work Together?
Tolerance Stack Analysis
Statistical Tolerance Analysis
Case Study: Conceptual Design of A Chamber Cover
Controllers and Analyzers
Introduction to Design of Experiments
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
ANOVA Using Excel
Quality Characteristic (QC)
An Example: Optimization of A Prototype Laser Deposition Process
Formulation of Engineering Problems for Optimization
Optimization Using Differential Calculus
Optimization Using Lagrange’s Multiplier Method
Optimization Using Microsoft Excel
Case Study: Application of Optimization in Fixture Design