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dc.creatorKadakia, Samit R.
dc.creatorNovac, Andrei S.
dc.creatorRoosendaal, Mark D. Van
dc.creatorThomas, Charles L.
dc.creatorSmith, Norman T.
dc.creatorBalogh, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T15:04:55Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T15:04:55Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T23N2108K
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/70592
dc.description.abstractThe size of part that can be produced in a single build on any ofthe commercially available Rapid Prototyping systems is limited by the size ofthe particular machine's build envelope. Parts which exceed the dimensions ofthe build envelope are split into sections that fit the machine's envelope and these sections are fabricated separately. Assembly ofthe sections into an accurate three dimensional object often requires the creation of a fixture. This fixture ensures correct positional and angular orientation ofthe sections during assembly. This paper discusses the fabrication ofsuch fixtures using Shapemaker II, a Solid Freeform Fabrication process developed at the University ofUtah. Using Shapemaker II, large fixtures (4 ft. by 8 ft. or even larger) can be created in just a few hours. While the fixture is reusable, given the low cost ofthe fixture, it can be considered a throwaway item.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartof1997 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposiumen_US
dc.subjectRP techniqueen_US
dc.subjectRapid Prototypingen_US
dc.titleRapid Fabrication of Disposable Fixtures for Correct Assembly of Split Build Rapid Prototyped Partsen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US


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