Published Works by Todd Grimm

See "Articles" for articles published in trade magazines.

White Papers

Feb. 2003

Fused Deposition Modeling: A Technology Evaluation
A review of performance characteristics of fused deposition modeling (FDM).
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May 2002

Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering and PolyJet: Evaluating and Applying the Right Technology
A review of performance characteristics of three rapid prototyping systems.
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Oct. 2003

Rapid Prototyping Benchmark - 3D Printers
A thorough evaluation of seven rapid prototyping systems in the areas of cost, time and quality. For additional information, and a link to the free Executive Summary, visit the benchmark page.

Sep. 2003

Roland DG Corporate Review - 3D Products: Rapid Prototyping & Reverse Engineering
An in-depth review of the strategy, financial position, products and practices of Roland DG.
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Sep. 2003

Fused Deposition Modeling: A Technology Evaluation
A reprint that combines information from two white papers on rapid prototyping technologies. Reprint from Time-Compression Technologies, Europe.
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Case Studies

Aug. 2003

Critical Assembly Hinge and Snap Fits Are Successfully Tested with DSM Somos® 8120 ProtoFunctional® Rapid Prototyping Material
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Jun. 2003

Auburn Engineering Counts on DSM Somos® SL Resins to Deliver Chevy's New SSR
As published in Time-Compression Technologies, Europe.
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User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping. Todd Grimm. Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
This new book serves as an introduction to the fascinating world of rapid prototyping. For further information, visit User's Guide


Manufacturing Engineering Handbook. Ed. Hwaiyu Geng. McGraw-Hill.
Coming Soon! Todd Grimm authored a chapter in this wonderful reference book for manufacturing engineers. The chapter is an introduction to rapid prototyping, as it applies to those in manufacturing and manufacturing engineering. To be notified of the book's release, please send an email to


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RP book

"User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping."

What does it take? What will it do? How do I evaluate rapid prototyping?

Todd Grimm de- livers the answers to these questions and many more.


RP Benchmarks

RP benchmark

Which 3D printer is fastest? Cheapest? Which offers the best quality?

The benchmark reports provide the answers. A great resource for anyone preparing to buy a rapid prototyping device.


Corporate white paper.

An extensive eval- uation of Roland DG: the company, the strategy and the merits of subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP).



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