Layered Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Structures

Lee Weiss, R. Merz, Fritz B. Prinz, Eugene Neplotnik, P. Padmanabhan, Lawrence Schultz, and K. Ramaswami
Journal of Manufacturing Systems, , 1996


Abstract
To date, the most widely recognized advantage of layered manufacturing methodology is the relative ease of automatically planning and executing the fabrication of complex geometric shapes. Building shapes using selective material additive processes has a second, far-reaching advantage; heterogeneous structures can be created composed of multi-material regions and with pre-fabricated devices embedded into the structure. The capability to fabricate heterogeneous structures is important because this capability will enable the realization of new, complex designs. Shape Deposition Manufacturing is a layered manufacturing process, described in this paper, which addresses how to build multi-material, embedded structures such as advanced tooling and embedded electronic devices.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Shape Deposition Lab

Text Reference
Lee Weiss, R. Merz, Fritz B. Prinz, Eugene Neplotnik, P. Padmanabhan, Lawrence Schultz, and K. Ramaswami, "Layered Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Structures," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, , 1996

BibTeX Reference
@article{Weiss_1996_2885,
   author = "Lee Weiss and R. Merz and Fritz B Prinz and Eugene Neplotnik and P. Padmanabhan and Lawrence Schultz and K. Ramaswami",
   title = "Layered Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Structures",
   journal = "Journal of Manufacturing Systems",
   year = "1996",
}