Shape Deposition Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Structures

Lee Weiss, R. Merz, Fritz B. Prinz, Eugene Neplotnik, P. Padmanabhan, Lawrence Schultz, and K. Ramaswami
SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1997, pp. 239-248.


Abstract
To date, the most widely recognized advantage of the layered manufacturing methodology is the relative ease of automatically planning and executing the fabrication of complex geometric shapes. But building shapes using selective material-additive processes has a second, far- reaching advantage-the creation of heterogeneous structures composed of multimaterial regions and with prefabricated devices embedded into the structure. The capability to fabricate heterogeneous structures is important because it enables the realization of new, complex designs. Shape deposition manufacturing, a layered manufacturing process described in this paper, addresses how to build multimaterial, embedded structures such as advanced tooling and embedded electronic devices.

Keywords
Multimaterials; Embedded Structures; Freeform Fabrication

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Shape Deposition Lab
Number of pages: 10

Text Reference
Lee Weiss, R. Merz, Fritz B. Prinz, Eugene Neplotnik, P. Padmanabhan, Lawrence Schultz, and K. Ramaswami, "Shape Deposition Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Structures," SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1997, pp. 239-248.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Weiss_1997_496,
   author = "Lee Weiss and R. Merz and Fritz B Prinz and Eugene Neplotnik and P. Padmanabhan and Lawrence Schultz and K. Ramaswami",
   title = "Shape Deposition Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Structures",
   journal = "SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems",
   pages = "239-248",
   year = "1997",
   volume = "16",
   number = "4",
}