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TitleHybrid moulds : a case of integration of alternative materials and rapid prototyping for tooling
Author(s)Pouzada, A. S.
KeywordsHybrid moulds
Rapid tooling
Epoxy composites
Vacuum casting
Issue date2009
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalVirtual and Physical Prototyping
Abstract(s)Hybrid moulds with mouldings blocks made with epoxy composites are being used in injection mouldings of precision parts. In the last decade developments were made in view of applying these production series of thermoplastics injection mouldings. This paper reviews some of the outcomes of research activity on specific issues of manufacturing and utilisation of these tools. Most of the results refer to moulding blocks produced in epoxy composites that were manufactured using the vacuum casting technique. Some references are also made to rapid tooling techniques based on laser sintering.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/12590
DOI10.1080/17452750903438676
ISSN1745-2759
1745-2767
Publisher versionhttp://www.informaworld.com/
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:IPC - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem

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