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Proposal and evaluation of a KBE-RM selection system

Munguia, Javier
Bernard, Alain
Erdal Erdoğmuş, Merve
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.