Proposal and evaluation of a KBE-RM selection system

Munguia J., Bernard A., ERDAL ERDOĞMUŞ M.

RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL, vol.17, no.4, pp.236-246, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/13552541111138351
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-246
  • Keywords: Manufacturing systems, Knowledge engineering, Rapid prototypes, COST ESTIMATION, LASER, USERS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to propose and evaluate a novel tool for the assessment and selection of rapid prototyping (RP)/manufacturing (RM) systems as alternative processes for low-volume production in the machinery and equipment design sector. By analysing previous RP/RM selectors, this research addresses the necessary factors that a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) system must include for the analysis, comparison and ranking of candidate technologies.