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Final Report - CUSTOM-FIT (A knowledge-based manufacturing system, established by integrating Rapid Manufacturing, IST and Material Science to improve the Quality of Life of European Citizens through Custom fit Products)

Project ID: 507437
Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

This is the final report of the CUSTOM-FIT project. This report aimed to give a general introduction of geometric customisation of rapid manufactured goods. The aim of CUSTOM-FIT was to make a contribution to the transformation of the manufacturing sector of Europe into high-tech industries in order to regain competitiveness.

The report provides introductory information regarding the background of the project and its objectives. In the first chapter, the development of the technology from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing is presented. In chapter two, contact probes, lasers and medical scanners such as MRI and CT are introduced as appropriate scanning technologies. The advantages and challenges of rapid manufacturing are also discussed in the report, along with the business aspects and future applications.

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Record Number: 12401 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
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