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<emphasis role="bold">RAPID PROTOTYPING</emphasis>
<emphasis role="bold">RAPID PROTOTYPING</emphasis>by Ali M. SadeghIn the process of product development in a computer-aided design (CAD) environment, when a design concept has been tested and a virtual prototype (solid model) has been created, a physical prototype is needed for testing. This stage of the process is called alpha prototype testing. The alpha prototype is a replica of the part showing principal geometric features, such as all the dimensions, slots, cavities, and surface texture. In the case of a device or a machine, the …
Eugene A. Avallone; Theodore Baumeister III; Ali Sadegh: Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Eleventh Edition. RAPID PROTOTYPING, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007), AccessEngineering Export