The use of rapid prototyping (RP) technology for rapid tooling and rapid man-
ufacturing has given rise to the development of application-oriented composites.
The present paper furnishes succinct notes of the composites formed using main
rapid prototyping processes such as Selective Laser Sintering/Melting, Laser En-
gineered Net Shaping, Laminated Object Manufacturing, Stereolithography, Fused
Deposition Modeling, Three Dimensional Printing and Ultrasonic Consolidation.
The emphasis of the present work is on the methodology of composite formation
and the reporting of various materials used.