Z Print Rapid Prototyping Technique and ANSYS Simulation – Major Tools in
New Product Design
Associate Professor Mihaiela
“POLITEHNICA” University of Bucharest
Abstract: 3D rapid
prototyping is a fast, precise enough and affordable technique of producing
prototypes with almost any geometrical complexity. This paper presents the
advantages of applying Z Corporation three dimensional printing in obtaining
a new product’s prototype. A case study is used to illustrate the various
stages of the process and to enhance the results. Simulation with ANSYS
software, of further processes involved by studied product geometrical
characteristics, is important and efficient. Both, rapid prototyping and
simulation, techniques resulted in important time and cost savings achieved
in the development of the studied product.
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Has graduated in 1989, “POLITEHNICA” Institute of Bucharest, ROMANIA and
in1989 – 1991 worked as an engineer – in the Design Department of a Romanian
peripheral equipment factory, FEPER.
Since 1991 has been working, as a teacher in “POLITEHNICA” University of
Bucharest, ROMANIA – Manufacturing Department, in 2004, being Associate
professor. The Doctoral Thesis, in 2000 – was on Quality and Machinability
of Thermal Sprayed Layers.
Teaches courses and works into the fields of: Applied Statistics for
Engineers; Metal Forming; Manufacturing Technologies; Injection Moulding,
being scientific researcher, in about 30 Research Projects and Grants.
First-author or, co-author, of about 95 studies and papers - published to
International/National Conferences, Sessions, Workshops, Platform Meetings
etc; of 12 books on Statistics, Manufacturing Technology, Geometrical
Precision Inspection. Member of some professional associations, as Plastics
Industry Producers Association – ASPAPLAST, ROMANIA, Rapid Manufacturing
Association – RAPIMAN; has some international awards as: Best Innovation
Award - at Brussels INNOVA Fair, 2007, Golden Medal – in INVENTIKA –2008,
Has papers presented in WSEAS Conferences, in 2008 and, also published in
WSEAS Journals. Has done organizing activities for WSEAS Conferences in
Bucharest, in June and, specially, in November, 2008.