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RTejournal is an open access electronic magazine, which publishes articles from the field of generative or additive manufacturing - also known as 'Rapid Technology'. Publication language is German and English. Submitted articles must correspond to the publishing guidelines; they will be peer-reviewed by members of the journal's editorial board. There is no legal claim of publication.

The Term of 'Rapid Technology' (RT), which is commonly named 'Rapid Prototyping (RP)', covers all aspects of generative or additive manufacturing. Generative manufacturing allows the direct production of tangible and complex three-dimensional models from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data. As no component specific tools are needed, the direct customer-focused production (customization), independent of from lot sizes, is now possible (production on demand).
As a consequence Rapid Technology becomes an integrating element of the entire product development chain. The technology is likely to revolutionize the manufacturing technology and, as a result, to renew the product development as a whole. Rapid Technology covers many different academic disciplines. The fields of application reach from the automotive industry over the communication technology up to the gear-wheel manufacturing.

RTejournal is published by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the 'Centre of University Libraries' (Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW) and the Ministry for innovation,science and research of North-Rhine/Westphalia. The journal is part of the project 'Digital Peer Publishing' (DiPP)

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