Computer Aided Process Planning for 3D Printing

Hong-Seok Park, Ngoc-Hien Tran
2015 Journal of The Korean Society of Manufacturing Technology Engineers  
Article history: Computer aided process planning (CAPP) keeps an important role between the design and manufacturing engineering processes. A CAPP system is a digital link between a computer aided design (CAD) model and manufacturing instructions. CAPP have been researched and applied in manufacturing filed, however, one manufacturing area where CAPP has not been extensively researched is rapid prototyping (RP). RP is a technique for creating directly a three dimensional CAD data into a
more » ... data into a physical prototype. RP enables to build physical models automatically and to use to reduce the time for the product development cycle as well as to improve the final quality of the designed product. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is one kind of RP that creates three-dimensional objects from CAD models. The paper presents a computer aided process planning system for printing medical products. 3D printing has been used to solve complex medical problems such as surgical instruments, bioengineered products, medical implants, and surgical guides.
doi:10.7735/ksmte.2015.24.2.148 fatcat:6b7b7jqgzffxhh4quvmai3zrvu