1st Edition

Virtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, 28 Sep-1 Oct 2005, Leiria, Portugal

By Paulo Jorge da Silva Bartolo Copyright 2006
    652 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Virtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing presents essential research in the area of Virtual and Rapid Prototyping. It contains reviewed papers that were presented at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, held at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, from September 28 to October 1, 2005. The volume covers a wide range of topical subjects, such as medical imaging, reverse engineering, virtual reality and prototyping, biomanufacturing and tissue engineering, advanced rapid prototyping technologies and micro-fabrication, biomimetics and materials, and concurrent engineering


    • Rapid prototyping: a review
    • Rapid prototyping in tissue engineering: a state-of-the-art report
    • Positive Direct Mask Stereolithography with Multiple Layer Exposure: Layered Fabrication with Stair Step Reduction
    • Microfabrication of dental implants with a porous surface structure by microstereolithography
    • Femtosecond laser prototyping and its applications to micro-nanodevices
    • Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds via Selective Laser Sintering of Neat Polycaprolactone and Polycaprolactone-Tricalcium Phosphate Particulate Composites
    • Virtual Reality: Engineering Applications, Promises and Challenges
    • Virtual Engineering of Complex Products and Systems: Towards Robust Solutions based upon Solid Modelling
    • The effect of Rapid Manufacturing on Virtual and Physical Prototyping

    Scientific contributions

    • Development of scaffolds for tissue engineering using a 3D inkjet model maker
    • A method of 3D measurement for rapid prototyping manufacture based on image sequence
    • Materials issues in rapid prototyping
    • 3D-digitising and reverse engineering, aspects of production engineering
    • Rapid manufacturing and the modern mould maker
    • Effect of scan mode on the strength of selective laser sintering part
    • Rapid tooling using alumide
    • Rapid manufacturing through direct rapid prototyping in the South African context
    • RSP tooling: advancements and case studies
    • Flexible manufacturing concepts/new business models like mass customisation: advantages and new possibilities by using laser-sintering technologies
    • Fabrication of bone substitute material by rapid prototyping
    • Rapid manufacturing: a path to new markets
    • Selection rapid prototyping systems based on the axiomatic design theory
    • Research on electroforming of metallic thin shell and rapid tooling process using metal resin as inner lining
    • An approach of modelling and representation of heterogeneous objects for rapid prototyping
    • Application of simulated annealing in improving the performance of stereolithography
    • Process planning method for curing accurate microparts using mask projection micro stereolithography
    • Development and use of analytical cure models to improve stereolithography surface finish
    • Conception and fabrication by stereolithography of a monolithic photocatalyst for air cleaning
    • Enhancement of surface finish in fused deposition modelling
    • Stereolithography rapid tooling for injection moulding
    • Assembly design of hybrid rapid parts
    • Customisation of bio-ceramic implants using SLS
    • Best practices for 3D CAD interoperability
    • Digital manufacturing of biocompatible metal framework for complex dental prostheses by means of SLS/SLM
    • New technology for the manufacture of sheet metal parts directly from CAD files
    • Comparison of cone beam computerized tomography and multislice computerized tomography for building rapid prototyping biomodels
    • Medical application of single point incremental forming: cranial plate manufacturing
    • Fitting B-splines with draft angle to scanned data
    • The glucofridge: a case study in "rapid prototype as design"
    • Direct manufacture of hydroxyapatite based boné implants by selective laser sintering
    • A homemade binder for 3D printer
    • Porous cooling passageway for rapid plastic injection moulding
    • Data reduction and higher accuracy with parametric models and anthropometric information
    • Comparison between laser sintering of PEEK and PA using design of experiment methods
    • The development of an augmented reality system for the design and retail of ceramic tableware
    • New developments in steel formulations for direct laser sintering: characterization and evaluation of joining mechanisms
    • The use of a rapid prototyping biomodel with vascular anatomy in the treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis – case report
    • Fabrication of soft and hard biocompatible scaffolds using 3D-bioplotting
    • Heat sink silica effect: a new approach using ANSYS program simulation in thermal stereolithography process
    • Product customization in a virtual environment
    • A critical review on acquisition and manipulation of CT images of the maxillofacial area for rapid prototyping
    • Mechanical properties of porous ceramic scaffolds made by 3D printing
    • Rapid development of composite prototypes
    • Rapid product development of die-casting parts through the integration of virtual and rapid prototyping
    • New approaches in tooling design and manufacture for the packaging industry
    • Digital denture manufacturing – application of abrasive computer tomography, CNC machining and rapid prototyping technologies
    • Rapid tooling for small batch production in micro injection moulding
    • A predictive nozzle freeze-up for micro spray metal deposition
    • Wrapping algorithms for multi-axis additive prototyping
    • Virtual and Rapid Prototyping by means of 3D optical acquisition and CAD modelling: application to cultural heritage and to the automotive domain
    • Modelling of selective laser sintering heat transfer phenomena for powder-based biomaterials
    • Layer manufacturing of polymer/bioceramic implants for bone replacement and tissue growth
    • Processing characteristics and mechanical properties of a novel stereolithographic resin system for engineering and biomedicine
    • The direct cell controlled assembly technology on the base of RP
    • A novel haptic interface and its application in CAD
    • Rapid manufacturing – na evaluation of rapid prototyping and HSC Technologies in product development
    • Rapid Manufacturing: Reality of today or Dream of Tomorrow
    • Computer aided reverse engineering of human tissues
    • 3D laser scanner technology: building data integration system
    • Real-time simulation environment for machine-tools
    • Virtual and medical prototype assisted craniofacial reconstructive surgery
    • Realisation of a low cost VR-CAD-system using open source software
    • Roughness after laser melting of iron based powders
    • A new surface reconstruction method based on volume warping for RE&RP applications
    • Sculpting of expanded foam plastics for rapid prototyping applications
    • Customer-centred product development
    • Polyjet technology and new resins for rapid prototyping
    • Laser deposition of pure Ti powder onto a cast CoCrMo substrate using laser engineered net shaping (LENS)
    • Statistical analysis of the effect of processing conditions on powder catchment efficiency in the direct laser deposition (DLD) process
    • Dimensional accuracy of CastForm polystyrene patterns produced by selective laser sintering
    • Modelling perception
    • Rapid prototyping: rapid flashing for SLA layering techniques
    • Micro-manufacturing: state of the art
    • Hybrid Moulds
    • Wire EDM performance and wire characteristics
    • Photogrammetry Techniques Applied to Reverse Engineering


    Paulo Bártolo is Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Processes at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL), Portugal, and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the School of Technology and Management of IPL. He is Co-Director of the Postgraduate Research Centre at IPL, Fellow of the Institute of Polymers and Composites at the University of Minho (Portugal), Advisor of the Portuguese Agency for the Development and Innovation and President of the Portuguese Rapid Prototyping Association. He is Editor in Chief of Virtual & Physical Prototyping www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17452759.asp.