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The Shape of Things to Come - July/August 1995

The article "The Shape of Things to Come" appeared in the July/August 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

An engineer's responsibility for verifying a new design or product concept as manufacturable early in the development cycle is a tough challenge. What appears to work on a blueprint or in a three-dimensional CAD file on a computer screen many not work on the factory floor; and the downstream impact on the manufacturing process of an undetected design flaw can be enormous. Costs can run into the millions.

stereolithography, rapid prototyping

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