Rapid prototyping technology has been developed to the present day, and its rapid integration has been developed with its high integration, high flexibility and high speed. The traditional rapid prototyping technology uses a “removal” method, that is, partially removes the material on the blank larger than the workpiece. Get the workpiece.
The new rapid prototyping technology uses a “growth” machining method – a layer of small blanks are gradually superimposed into large workpieces, and complex three-dimensional machining is broken down into a simple two-dimensional machining combination.
Therefore, the traditional processing machine tools and molds do not need to be used, and the working time is only 10% to 30% of the conventional processing method, and the cost is 20% to 35% of the conventional processing cost, and the product sample or the mold can be directly manufactured.
Due to the above-mentioned outstanding advantages, rapid prototyping has developed rapidly in recent years and has become a pillar technology in modern advanced manufacturing technology and an indispensable means to realize Concurrent Engineering (CE).