Appliance Manufacturer. May 2004, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p11, 1 p.
Conferences and conventions -- Calendars
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference, May 10-13, Dearborn, Mich. Contact: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 800/733-4763. Web site: www.sme.org SMMA Spring Management Conference, May 12-14, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Contact: Small [...]
Examines the attributes of the popular rapid prototyping systems. Ability of the systems to handle a mobile phone, a fan and a track ball; Performance of the device based on time, quality and cost; Design phase indexes.
HOUSEHOLD appliances industry, SPECIAL events, SPECIAL weeks, EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCES & conventions, and TRADE shows
Lists special events related to the appliance industry to be held from February to May 2004. National Manufacturing Week on February 23-26 in Chicago, Illinois; HomeTech 2004 on February 25-27 in Cologne, Germany; Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference on May 10-13 in Dearborn, Michigan; Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Illinois.
RAPID prototyping, ELECTRIC equipment, ELECTRIC industries, and MICROSOFT operating systems
Reports on the impact of the use of rapid prototyping to the creation of innovative products for the appliance industry. Factors that arise the need for rapid prototyping; Presentation of the principle of rapid prototyping; Microsoft Windows-based software used in the rapid prototyping process; Adaptability of the test setting to any possible environment and technical specification; Advantages brought by rapid prototyping to manufacturers.
FDM VANTAGE[TM] RAPID PROTOTYPING SYSTEM is designed to allow future upgrades to a larger modeling chamber, more material bays, and new modeling materials when developed, extending its life span. Built [...]
Appliance Manufacturer. July 2003, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p21, 1 p.
Time to market, Nylon -- Product development, and Product development -- Methods
PROTOTYPING IN NYLON. MCP Systems, Fairfield, Conn., has introduced a new method for rapid prototyping of nylon prototypes. The new process, which yields economical, production-quality nylon parts in just 6 [...]
Describes the additive method of rapid prototyping developed by Molnlycke, Sweden-based Speed Part RP AB, where heat from infrared lamps sinters layers of plastic powder through a mask printed on a glass plate. Use of infrared light; Principal advantages of the system; Use of simple infrared lamps instead of expensive lasers. INSET: Learn More at RP&M Show.
As rapid tooling and prototyping companies continue to develop machines in search of the best available direct-to-metal aluminum tooling process, the focus remains on time and cost savings. Solidica, Ann [...]
Stresses that the rapid prototyping (RP) of parts has become the standard practice of any manufacturer concerned with reducing the time involved in taking a product from concept to production. Factors to consider in choosing RP technologies; Information on stereolithography laser; Developer of the fused deposition modeling technology.
Appliance Manufacturer. Dec 2001, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p29, 1 p.
Met-L-Flo -- Product information and CAD-CAM systems industry -- Product information
FULL-SERVICE, RAPID PROTOTYPING specializes in the production of single or multiple prototype parts. Methods employed provide precise and functional parts to aid in product research and development. Molds are made [...]
Appliance Manufacturer. Oct 2001, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p35, 4 p.
Parametric Technologies Corp. -- Contracts, Cardianove Inc. -- Equipment and supplies, International Business Machines Corp. -- Contracts, Dassault Systemes S.A. -- Contracts, Alias\\Wavefront Inc. -- Contracts, e-SIM Ltd. -- Contracts, Active Decisions Inc. -- Product information, Pro/ENGINEER (CAD/CAM software) -- Usage, CATIA (CAD software) -- Usage, StudioTools (CAD software) -- Usage, and Computer software industry -- Product information
Software has improved the entire appliance design process -- from getting a product's appearance just right to ensuring part counts are kept to a minimum to optimizing ergonomics. Design software [...]
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.
Appliance Manufacturer. Oct 2001, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p40, 2 p.
Computer software industry -- Product information, Prototypes, Engineering -- Usage, and Home appliances industry -- Equipment and supplies
Manufacturers rely on prototypes to prevent corrections during the manufacturing process. Rapid prototyping's increasing popularity is evidenced by its skyrocketing sales, according to research by Wohlers Associates, Inc., Fort Collins, [...]
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.
Presents information on Phantom 6DOF device, a desktop, haptic interface system for desktop virtual design prototyping. Features of the system from SensAble Technologies; Custom power and interface; Validation of product functionality.
Appliance Manufacturer. Nov 2000, Vol. 48 Issue 11, 48
CAD-CAM systems industry -- Product development and Computer software industry -- Product development
Haptic interface adds tactile realism to virtual prototyping. Desktop virtual prototyping can reduce development costs and cycle times, increase design flexibility and facilitate a more interactive, concurrent engineering process. Virtual [...]