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Standards for the Rapid Prototyping Industry



Kevin K. Jurrens


This discussion paper proposes that development of formalized standards for the  rapid prototyping (RP) industry will help enable the continued growth and further advancement of RP technologies.  Appropriate standards can provide common methods for measuring the benefits and limitations of RP, as well as facilitate the transition of current advanced rapid manufacturing capabilities from the research laboratory  to commercial products.  Results and recommendations from a prior RP industry workshop at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (October 1997) form the basis for this discussion paper.  This discussion paper is submitted to gather additional information and obtain further viewpoints regarding the need  for and potential content of standards for the RP industry.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of Future of Rapid Prototyping Conference (Online Conference)
Conference Dates
June 30-September 30, 1998
Conference Location
Online, USA


prototyping, rapid, solid interchange format


Jurrens, K. (1998), Standards for the Rapid Prototyping Industry, Proceedings of Future of Rapid Prototyping Conference (Online Conference), Online, USA (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created September 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017