Rapid prototyping in the development of optical pickup unit
Hong, Kian Hui.
Date of Issue2003
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Rapid prototyping has proven itself in the electronics industry to cut down the product development time cycle. In the development of the Optical Pickup Unit (OPU), extremely high precision is needed to make a functional model. Very often, in the design phase of the product development cycle, the prototype of the OPU is machined form a single piece of aluminium block to make the working sample.
Nanyang Technological University