Rapid tooling technology. Part 2. A case study using arc spray metal tooling

C. K. Chua, K. H. Hong, Siu Lau Ho

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In this case study of arc spray metal tooling, the feasibility of implementing arc metal spraying on a master, produced using an RP technique, to produce the tool is tested. This tool is then used to produce plastic parts in injection molding. In this project, the tool was completed in less than 2 weeks and at an approximate cost of $4180. Compared to traditional tool shop methods, this method would provide time and cost savings of at least 50%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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