Computer Aided Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping of Motorcycle Rear Hub

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Author(s) Achebe Chinonso Hubert | Nnamdi Benedict Anosike | Abulrahman Jibrilla Adamu
Pages 523-528
Volume 5
Issue 9
Date September, 2015
Keywords Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Design, Rapid Product Development, Rapid Prototyping Technology, Rear Hub, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Abstract

The paradigm shift to the modern means of manufacturing (Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AMT) and its impact to SME’s especially in the production of automotive parts (Rear hub for motorcycle) using reverse engineering and Rapid Prototyping (RP) from rapid product development is the focus of this paper. The many advantages of lower risk failure as well as reduction of time-to-market as a result of shorter product life cycle are achievements in this work. The evolution of rapid prototyping technologies have become possible today to obtain parts representative of mass production within a very short time, these reverse engineered products (parts) are no doubt of standard quality and can fit to where similar parts are removed. This paper therefore covers the CAD modeling of CY 80 motorcycle rear hub using the generated dimension from Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) in Creo-element/Pro-e 5.0 and rapid prototyping of the hub. The work found out inability of using point cloud to create a 3D axis-symmetry model. This work recommended further addition of commands to enhance axisymmetric modeling in the coordinate measuring machine CAD software.

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