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Comparison of scanner and plotter systems for laser-assisted rapid prototyping technique
Author(s): Vadim P. Veiko; Dmitry L. Goobanov; Alexei K. Kromin; Sergey A. Rodionov; Alexander T. Shakola; Boris P. Timofeev; Evgeny B. Yakovlev
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Paper Abstract

Rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing are spread very quickly now and promise to accomplish radical changes in design and production. Laser-assisted rapid prototyping and manufacturing (RPM) processes, such as laminated object manufacturing (LOM), powders sintering (PS), and stereolithography (SL) occupy the first place among the above-mentioned techniques. The selection of laser radiation delivery system is a central question of laser-assisted 3D- process realization. Two principal ways are possible -- scanner and plotter systems. Scanners provide relatively higher rates of processing, but their use is restrained from optical distortions and limitations increasing with the increasing of processing field. Both plotter and scanning systems also have fundamental mechanical limitations at high speed of motion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3091, Laser Applications Engineering (LAE-96), (2 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271797
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Vadim P. Veiko, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Dmitry L. Goobanov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Alexei K. Kromin, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Sergey A. Rodionov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Alexander T. Shakola, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Boris P. Timofeev, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Evgeny B. Yakovlev, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3091:
Laser Applications Engineering (LAE-96)
Vadim P. Veiko, Editor(s)

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