Rapid prototyping, Teams in the workplace, Help-seeking behavior, Edges (Geometry), and Motorsports
(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. is homing in on a solution to the shortage of ventilators needed to deal with the growing coronavirus crisis with help from Formula 1 motor racing teams and corporate giants such as Siemens AG and Airbus SE. On March 20, Formula 1 issued a statement saying a collective of U.K.-based teams were working on the ventilator project. [Extracted from the article]
Focuses on the growing importance of rapid prototyping (RP) to the automotive industry in Great Britain. Description of RP devices under development; Different ways of reducing the stepped effect; Creation of pore-free aluminium oxide ceramics.
Rapid prototyping, Brand name products, Models & modelmaking, and Hair care & hygiene
The article discusses the use of rapid prototyping and fused deposition modeling (FDM) to generate designs in order to gain strong brand presence for the Finesse haircare line from Lornamead in Great Britain. Bottle molder/designer Silgan Plastics Corp. was hired to develop new container designs, while Little Big Brands created new branding label graphics for the product. An overview of the simplification of the brand icon is offered.
New product development, Rapid prototyping, Product management, Industrial research, Product design, and Manufacturing industries
This article empirically explores the nature of the role of design in the new product development process. The investigation adopts a multiple case study methodology. Data were collected through a six-month interview program carried out with mid-size to large U.K. manufacturing companies. The researchers articulate the scope and detailed nature of actions undertaken by design across all phases of the new product development process. Design functional, integration, and leadership actions are unraveled from the data. A taxonomy characterizing three roles for design in new product development is developed and explained. In the first role, design is explored as a functional specialism. The second categorization develops the role of design as part of a multifunctional team. The third role depicts the designer as process leader. Detailed actions and skills associated with each role are discussed and illustrated. Contextual factors explaining and influencing each design role are unraveled. These are articulated as speed of development process, innovativeness of the product development effort, and use of external design agencies. The implications of these findings for the development of design skills and capabilities are discussed in terms of recruitment, training, and educational policies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
IEE Review. Jul2004, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p42-45. 4p. 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Diagram.
Rapid prototyping, Manufactures, Surgery, and Prosthetics
Reports on the surgical applications of rapid prototyping techniques developed for the manufacturing industry in Great Britain. Use of stereolithography in creating models for surgery; Application in making prosthetics. INSETS: A NEW NOSE;SLICE BY SLICE.
Professional Engineering. 06/11/97, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p8. 1/4p.
Rapid prototyping and Universities & colleges
Reports on the complaints filed by the organization, Committee of Independent Rapid Prototyping Service Providers against universities in Great Britain for undercutting the prices of rapid prototyping services. Competitive imbalance caused by the government-assisted prototyping services provided by the universities.
NEW product development -- Marketing, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, MARKETING models, MARKETING research, BUSINESS models, CONSUMER research, INDUSTRIAL research, SERVICE industries, PRODUCT management, RAPID prototyping, and BANKING industry advertising
The adoption of new products and services is of increasing importance to many industries. This is especially so for those organisations that are marketing technological innovations. In this paper a model of the perceived renovation attributes and the personal characteristics of adopters and non-adopters was developed, based on literature and consumer research. These are then tested using a questionnaire concerned with the UK market for direct banking services. The results are presented in detail which indicate that the model presented is an excellent predictor of adoption behaviour. From these results a number of interesting implications have been highlighted for marketing practice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Rapid prototyping, Packaging industry, Packaging, and Lithography
Reports on the comprehensive design and prototyping facilities by Cope Allman, a manufacturer of advanced child-resistant and tamperevident packaging in Great Britain. Acquirement of a stereo lithography technology; Significance of the technology.
Hoath, Stephen D., Castrejón-Pita, José Rafael, Hsiao, Wen-Kai, Jung, Sungjune, Martin, Graham D., Hutchings, Ian M., Tuladhar, Tri R., Vadillo, Damien C., Butler, Simon A., Mackley, Malcolm R., McIlroy, Claire, Morrison, Neil F., Harlen, Oliver G., and Yow, Huai Nyin (Grace)
INK-jet printing, RAPID prototyping, COMPLEX fluids, and COLOR printing
Abstract Recent results from a number of UK academic inkjet research studies advance the understanding of complex fluid jetting behavior and may be of interest to the wider digital fabrication community for the enhancement of inkjet printing applications. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Rapid prototyping, Industrial efficiency, and University of Sheffield. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
The article reports on the launch of the COPERNICO (Cooperation Environment for Rapid Design, Prototyping and New Integration Concepts) project in Great Britain. Funded by the European Commission, the project aims at developing techniques to help factories maximize their efficiency. Participants in the project include the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Delcam, Rolls Royce and the University of Nottingham in England.
Rapid prototyping, Prototypes, Manufacturing processes, and Footwear design
The article reports on the use of rapid prototyping by performance footwear company called Prior 2 Lever to create fully bespoke boots and trainers for individual clients, formed exactly from a biomechanical evaluation of their body and running style in Great Britain. According to Prior 2 Lever creative director Greg Lever-O'Keefe, they looked at rapid prototyping and got grants for research and development. A range of biomechanical data from the athlete using a pedar is analyzed.
Rapid prototyping, Prototypes, Technology, and Manufacturing processes
Focuses on the increasing popularity of rapid prototyping in Great Britain. Limitations of rapid prototyping; Importance of accuracy and aesthetic appeal in prototyping; Development of rapid prototyping with the use of new technology.
Professional Engineering. 9/7/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 16, p54-55. 2p.
Engineering, Rapid prototyping, Prototypes, and Manufactures
The article presents a calendar of events in the engineering industry in Great Britain. An international research on rapid prototyping and manufacturing will be held on September 12, 2005. The IMechE's Tribology Group Mission Day will be held on December 7, 2005. Meanwhile, the statistical process control course will be offered at the University of Newcastle on September 13-14, 2005.
Rapid prototyping, Medical specialties and specialists, Medical equipment, and Laparoscopic surgery
The article presents information on the use of three dimensional rapid prototyping (RP) technology and latest machining techniques by medical specialists and the delivery of objet machines to leading medical device manufacturer, Surgical Innovations Ltd. by layer manufacturing technology provider HK Technologies Ltd. of Great Britain. The companies focus on laparoscopic and port access applications and instrumentations for minimally invasive procedures.
The article focuses on the growing popularity three-dimension three-dimensional (3D) printing in the business sector in Great Britain. It cites the move of the automobile company Ford Motor Co. and toy firm Red Bull Racing Ltd. to use 3D printers, which help them save costs and time in producing their respective products. It also mentions the initiative of print ships to adopt 3D printing on their operations due to its reliable and fast performance.
Rapid prototyping, Marketing, Design, and Design equipment
The article presents several perspectives in response to Jonathan Ive's blame of the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical process of design and the creation of lousy designs. It cites the two comments regarding the confirmation the Ive's judgment was right. Meanwhile, another comment provides the ingredients to assure a lousy design solution. Moreover, other comment relates the importance of the knowledge of materials and processes for designs.
WRITTEN communication, RAPID prototyping, CLASSIFICATION, DEFINITIONS, and SURVEYS
The article presents a research paper which proposes and discusses a classification scheme and definition for direct writing (DW) technologies. The study conducts workshops, consultation with members, and survey in DW community in Great Britain from where perspectives of the definition and classification were developed. It explores the definition and classification which have been developed through three dimensions of DW namely technology, applications, and materials.
Professional Engineering. 07/07/99, Vol. 12 Issue 13, p5. 2/7p. 1 Color Photograph.
Rapid prototyping, Prototypes, Engineers, and Trade associations
Focuses on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Association members' outrage over a Department of Trade and Industry-backed report calling for a new and more powerful trade association in Great Britain. Report author Lee Styger's identification of fragmentation in the industry; Total worth of the industry in Europe.
Reports that 3T, one of the world's foremost practitioners of laser sintering for rapid prototyping, based in Great Britain, has helped NXT SoundVu, a technology leader in consumer electronics, bring its latest product to market at the critical time. Timescale and advantages over other means of manufacture; 3T's production of glass-filled nylon parts using selective laser sintering technology.
Aim: To analyse the growth of Bacillus anthracis during simulations of the UK anthrax vaccine manufacturing process. Methods and Results: Simulated vaccine production runs were performed using the toxigenic, acapsulate Sterne 34F2 strain of B. anthracis in semi-defined medium. After rising during the logarithmic growth phase, the pH of the culture starts to fall at about 18 h from pH 8·7 to reach <7·6 at 26 h, coincident with consumption of glucose and optimal production of protective antigen (PA; 7·89 g ml−1, SD 1·0) and lethal factor (LF; 1·85 g ml−1, SD 0·29). No increased breakdown of toxin antigens was seen over the 26–32 h period. When glucose was exhausted, amino acids (principally serine) were utilized as an alternative carbon source. Sporulation was not observed during the 32 h. Conclusions: PA and LF, the principal constituents in the UK anthrax vaccine, undergo little degradation during vaccine fermentation. The vaccine manufacturing process is robust and reproducible. Significance and Impact of the Study: This is the first detailed analysis of the manufacturing process used for the UK acellular anthrax vaccine; insight gained into the process will support continued and safe vaccine manufacture. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]