HYBRID MODEL PROTOTYPE PROCESS
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-01
Many technologies are available for creating a part which represents the desired geometry for a design. A common problem is the inability to use one specific process (i.e. machining, stereolithography, etc.) for the entire part due to a specific region for which the process is unsuitable. These local areas may completely disallow use of a model creation technique or cause unreasonable manufacturing times.