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RAPID prototyping, MILITARY weapons, AIR force procurement, and DEFENSE procurement
The article reports that U.S. Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley is proposing the rapid prototyping to address requirements issues that caused delayed programs and funding problems. Topics covered include the advantages of rapid prototyping in making changes before actual production of a weapon system and the concept the Air Force's Planning & Direction, Collection, Processing and Exploitation, Analysis & Production and Dissemination Experimentation (PCPAD-X)
RAPID prototyping, DEFENSE industries, and JOINT ventures
The article informs that 12 more organizations in Australia have adopted the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE) of the Australian government. According to minister of defense material Jason Clare, RPDE is a joint venture of national defense, industries and academics to address the high risk and complex defense capability issues. The companies who have joined the program include Elbit Systems of Australia Pty. Ltd., Pilatus Australia Pty. Ltd., and Artis Group Pty. Ltd.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, CONTRACT proposals, and RAPID prototyping
The article reports that the United States Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S& T) Directorate has established TechSolutions, a program designed to enable the nationwide community of first responders to let DHS know what their technological needs are. Through the program, the department can respond quickly to select proposals with development and prototyping efforts.
RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS planning, and BUILDINGS
The article reports on a building planned by Sikorsky for a Rapid Prototyping and Military Derivatives Completion Center at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Elmira, New York. The new center is a step in the long-range corporate strategy to increase capacity to meet the growing demand for military products. It will be branded the Sikorsky HAWK Works @ Schweizer Aircraft and be the primary completion center for all Black Hawk and Naval Hawk derivative aircraft-mostly for foreign customers.
THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, BLUEPRINTS, ARCHITECTURAL designs, and QUANTUM computing
Used for years to make instant industrial prototypes, medical devices and other finished parts, 3D printers now are available in desktop models or inexpensive build-it-yourself kits -- allowing anyone to create an object from a digital blueprint. Some Web-based companies provide 3D printing of customer-designed products, and Staples is even planning to install 3D printers in some stores in Europe. The surging activity surrounding 3D printing reminds many observers of the exciting early days of personal computing. Indeed, some experts see a decentralized manufacturing revolution in the making. Others caution that such cottage industry networks are a long way from replacing industrial-size factories. And with small-scale producers capable of making exact duplicates of objects, experts predict legal collisions with corporate patent-holders. Some experts also fear proliferation of 3D-printed weapons. But the steady expansion of 3D printing appears unstoppable. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Microchip Technology, Inc. SWOT Analysis; Aug2007, p1, 8p
BUSINESS finance, BUSINESS cycles, INDUSTRIAL location, FINANCIAL performance, CORPORATE profits, CORPORATE growth, ELECTRONIC industries, INTEGRATED circuits, ELECTRONIC controllers, and RAPID prototyping
A company profile of Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, is presented. An overview of the company is given, along with key facts including contact information, number of employees and revenues. A SWOT analysis is provided which includes strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for improvement and threats.
UNITED States. Congress. Armed Services Committees and DRONE aircraft
The article discusses the competitive prototyping effort of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committees to bridge the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) carrier-based drone and the Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) program.
MILITARY vehicles, DEFENSE contracts, and PUBLIC contracts
The article reports that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found no problem with the decision of the U.S. Army to waive the competitive prototyping requirement for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program, which was done by the army to reduce the cost and risk associated with the bidding process. Topics discussed include the reason defense firm General Dynamics protested the move of the Army and the idea behind competitive prototyping in terms of reducing technical risks.
The article reports that Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE) has been joined by twelve more Australian organizations. RPDE is the Australian government's effort to fix high risk and complex Defence capability problems. The program is a partnership among defense, industry and academic institutions across the nation.
MERGERS & acquisitions, MILITARY vehicles, and RAPID prototyping
The article offers information on the acquisition of California-based small vehicle maker company Millen Works by Textron Marine & Land Systems. According to the vice president of Textron, the company Millen Works has ability to create high performance, mobile and safe vehicles. It also states that MillenWorks is developing new solutions for military and commercial vehicles and has rapid prototyping expertise.
The article reports that 54 companies, academic institutions and government agencies have been selected to join the Rapid Prototyping Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE) of Australia. This was announced by Greg Combet, Australia's Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, on October 20, 2009. He said RPDE now has a pool of 189 companies, universities and government agencies which can source the intellects to address Defence problems.
MILITARY airplane design & construction, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, and ATTACK helicopters
The article reports that the U.S. Pentagon's acquisition chief Frank Kendall has asked the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design a high performance aircraft that would lead to a working prototype to help maintain industrial design capacity. Kendall also expressed the possibility of an attack helicopter design prototype.
The article reports that 59 companies and academic institutions have been chosen to join Australia's Rapid Prototyping Development and Evaluation (RPDE) program. This was announced by Bruce Billson, the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, on May 31, 2007. The RPDE program is designed to enhance the war-fighting capacity of the Australian Defence Force. Billson said the addition of these 59 organizations reflects the success of RPDE.
DEFENSE industries, RAPID prototyping, and AEROSPACE industries
The article announces the Rapid Prototyping Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE) to improve Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities. According to Bruce Billson, Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence (MoD), the RPDE program has enlisted the support of 83 industry and academic bodies. It aims to harness the innovative talents of the industry, defence and academic participants to rapidly develop solutions to pressing issues of operational capability for the ADF. Several benefits of the program are also cited.
BUSINESS planning, MILITARY supplies, and RECONNAISSANCE aircraft
The article reports that Sikorsky plans a new 100,000 square-foot building for a Rapid Prototyping and Military Derivatives Completion Center at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Elmira, New York. The new center is a step in the long-range corporate strategy to increase capacity to meet the growing demand for military products. The new center also adds capacity for additional future military work and other special mission aircraft manufactured at Schweizer, such as the Fire Scout unmanned air system and fixed wing reconnaissance aircraft.