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Common to : M.E. — Computer Aided Design/ M.E. — Engineering Design/ M.E. — Product Design and Development Elective

220090 — RAPID PROTOTYPING AND TOOLING (Regulation 2010) Time : Three hours


Answer ALL questions.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

List the roles of prototypes in product development. What is virtual prototyping?

List the disadvantages of fusion deposition modeling. Name the building materials used in laminated object manufacturing. How SLS is advantageous over SLA? State the applications of laser engineered net shaping. Write the basic steps involved in reverse engineering. What is a CLI file?


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Distinguish between rapid tooling and conventional tooling.


Distinguish between direct and indirect fabrication processes using rapid




PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 marks)




Maximum : 100 marks


Or (ii) 13. Describe the steps involved in solving ‘missing facets’ problem. List its advantages and disadvantages. Write a note on part orientation. 94 ————————— 1 (8) (8) (8) (12) (4) 33023 . List its merits and demerits. 19 Or Or Or 2 (i) Direct metal laser sintering and 42 (b) (i) Describe the principle of operation of three dimensional printing with neat diagram. Or 42 (b) (i) (ii) Show and explain the rapid prototyping wheel with its four key aspects. (b) Describe the applications of rapid tooling in automotive and aerospace industries. (8) Briefly describe the different geometric modeling techniques. (12) 19 Describe the five steps involved in rapid prototyping process chain. (b) (i) (ii) Describe the working of selective laser melting. (a) (i) (ii) Describe the advantages of rapid prototyping systems. State salient features of these machines. (a) Briefly explain soft tooling.PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 marks) 11. (4) Describe the working principle with benefits and limitations of (ii) Electron beam melting. (a) Name the materials used in fusion deposition modeling and state the advantages of this process. Classify rapid prototyping systems. 21 9 15. production tooling and bridge tooling. (6) 12. (a) Explain the errors associated with STL file. (a) With neat sketch explain the working principle of stereo lithography apparatus. (10) 14. (b) (i) (ii) 42 List the commercial manufacturers of powder based rapid prototyping machines with their products.