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The application of rapid manufacturing technologies in the spare parts industry

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Publication date08/2008
Host publicationSild Freeform Fabrication Symposium 2008
PublisherUniversity of Texas at Austin
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1053-2153
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The advancement of Rapid Manufacturing (RM) has ushered the possibility of realising complex designs. This paper identifies the potential applications of RM in the spare parts industry. It further underlines the need for a fully functional RM supply chain before proposing an e-business enabled business model for RM technologies