Cool Way to Complex Parts
Rapid freeze prototyping (RFP) is an environmentally conscious rapid prototyping (RP) process which builds a three-dimensional ice part from a computer-aided design (CAD) model by depositing and rapidly freezing water in a layer-by-layer manner. An explanation of how ice is used to form parts in a new RP process that is cleaner, cheaper, and quicker than current technologies is presented.
M. Leu, "Cool Way to Complex Parts," Materials World, Maney Publishing, Jan 2000.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computer Aided Design; Costs; Environmental Protection; Freezing; Ice; Maintenance; Strategic Planning; Surface Structure; Technology Transfer
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