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The Useful Application of Rapid Technologies Especially for...

Author(s)/Editor(s): Marcus Regelmann

Pages in Print Edition: 12PP

Published: 11/16/2004
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Recent years have witnessed extremely rapid structural changes within the automobile industry. The model cycle is becoming shorter and shorter. In addition, there is the trend for ever-more frequent model changes. These changes in market conditions have placed even greater demands on product development. Components must be available even earlier and be of improved quality. To meet these high expectations, the appropriate procedures must be developed and implemented. Rapid technologies, like rapid prototyping and rapid tooling, respond to these requirements. Author: Marcus Regelmann, Bertrandt Technikum GmbH, Birkensee, Ehningen, Germany.