Shandong rapid prototyping technology, also known as rapid prototyping manufacturing technology, is an important part of modern advanced manufacturing technology. The rapid prototyping equipment can directly, rapidly and accurately transform the design concept or design scheme into the actual part prototype or directly manufacture the parts through the process of model building, approximate processing and slicing, which provides a cost-effective means for the prototype production of parts and the verification of design concepts, and makes up for the shortcomings of traditional manufacturing methods.
Rapid prototyping technology is based on the principle of discrete/stacked molding. According to the 3D CAD model, the CAD model is layered according to a certain thickness to turn the 3D model into a 2D plane model with very thin thickness. Then, the two-dimensional model is processed with data, and processing parameters are added. Under the control of the CNC system, each thin layer is processed continuously in a plane processing mode, and bonded to form.
There are many process methods for rapid prototyping. All rapid prototyping methods are used to manufacture parts layer by layer. The difference is that each method uses different materials and different bonding methods. Typical rapid prototyping technologies include light curing rapid prototyping (SLA), melt deposition (FDM), laser powder sintering (SLS) and laminated contour (LOM).
Compared with traditional processing methods, rapid prototyping technology has obvious advantages in speed, integration, applicability, adjustability and automation. For example, rapid prototyping technology realizes complete automatic prototyping. Only the operator needs to input relevant parameters, and the entire process can run automatically without too much interference.
In recent years, rapid prototyping technology has been greatly developed. It involves a wide range of fields and has many applications, mainly in industrial manufacturing, construction industry, medical field, art creation, archaeological research, aerospace and other fields.
With the development of rapid prototyping technology, it has been widely used in mold manufacturing process. This technology can carry out rapid trial production of new products, and the production cycle is only about 1/4 of the traditional technology, which can effectively improve the one-time success rate of mold manufacturing. This technology can integrate the conceptual design and production process of the mold in the CAD system, and form a new mold design and manufacturing system by using computer simulation analysis. Complex curved surfaces and other structures can be manufactured without NC cutting, which is conducive to improving the manufacturing flexibility and quality of the mold.
In order to apply rapid prototyping technology as a new advanced manufacturing technology to all walks of life more widely, researchers need to invest a lot of research and development in basic theory, practical application and other aspects. Follow us http://www.szdgnt.cn Take you to know more!