IJAT Vol.6 No.5 pp. 627-632
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2012.p0627


Additive Manufacturing in the Context of Hybrid Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Johan Potgieter, Olaf Diegel, Frazer Noble, and Martin Pike

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Building 106, Gate 4, Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

April 3, 2012
August 7, 2012
September 5, 2012
additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, flexible manufacturing systems
This paper examines additive manufacturing technologies in the context of their potential use in flexible manufacturing systems. It reviews which current technologies are capable of producing full-strength production parts. It also examines which technologies might be applicable to FMS and how they might be implemented as part of a hybrid manufacturing cell.
Cite this article as:
J. Potgieter, O. Diegel, F. Noble, and M. Pike, “Additive Manufacturing in the Context of Hybrid Flexible Manufacturing Systems,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.6 No.5, pp. 627-632, 2012.
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