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Additive manufacturing technology and material selection for direct manufacture of products based on computer aided design geometric feature analysis

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Additive manufacturing technology and material selection for direct manufacture of products based on computer aided design geometric feature analysis. / Smith, Paul; Lupeanu, Mihaela; Rennie, Allan.

In: International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, Vol. 6, No. 2-4, 2012, p. 96-110.

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Smith, Paul ; Lupeanu, Mihaela ; Rennie, Allan. / Additive manufacturing technology and material selection for direct manufacture of products based on computer aided design geometric feature analysis. In: International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 2-4. pp. 96-110.

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