Hybrid Tooling Using High Speed Cutting and Other RP (Rapid Prototyping) Technologies
“Getting to market first” is extremely intensive pressure on the companies in this competitive business environment. The speed at which products are developed and released to market is tightly linked to profitability and market share. Hence, many companies are still in a desperate need of real Rapid Tooling (RT) technologies which can really help expedite their prototype tooling and pre -production tooling for injection molding. This paper describes how HT (Hybrid Tooling) process has been being successfully established and effectively applied with Metal filled SLS technologies.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
H. K. Kwon and K. S. Kim, "Hybrid Tooling Using High Speed Cutting and Other RP (Rapid Prototyping) Technologies", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 437-440, 2009