Provides information on several projects which use rapid prototyping processes. Information on the system used by Access to model a coffee carafe for its products; Details of an agreement signed by Stratasys with Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. that involves a rapid prototyping process; Assignment given to Orion, Boston. INSET: Innovations.
Computer-aided design, Electric household appliances, and Computer simulation
Focuses on the reasons rapid prototyping methods cannot identify errors during the production process. Common problems in using digital model; Function of tolerance analysis software; Other software that can be used to improve designs of appliances and reduce overall prototyping costs and cycle times. INSET: Innovations.
American Propylaea has developed a commercial holographic CAD system which allows the manipulation of holographic images in space for rapid prototyping. The layer by layer process of most rapid prototyping systems can now be eliminated through the 3-D holographic image. The software, named Life Vision, uses three lasers namely, red, green and blue to create its color holographic images. Its applications include areas such as car design processes, medicine, and jewelry shops