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

Review:

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

Received:
April 3, 2012
Accepted:
August 7, 2012
Published:
September 5, 2012
Keywords:
additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, flexible manufacturing systems
Abstract

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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