DIVERSITY in the workplace, GLOBALIZATION, CHINESE diaspora, ETHNOGRAPHIC analysis, MERITOCRACY, and ETHNICITY
High-technology work fuels a dynamic global exchange from technopoles throughout the world, but especially between East and South Asia and the northern Californian region of Silicon Valley. This migration drives an expanded number of ancestral identities. Professional and activity-based identities flourish as Silicon Valley’s strong narrative of meritocracy loosens the grip of birth ascription on the creation of identities. These achieved identities proliferate as people experiment on their own sense of self. Traditional conceptual tools related to immigration, and even such contemporary approaches as Appadurai’s ethnoscapes, do not adequately illuminate the ethnographic data on Silicon Valley workers, families, and especially youth. The concept of deep diversity, first posed by philosopher Charles Taylor and reified by anthropologist Clifford Geertz, reinterprets the interactions of traditional ethnic identity categories, providing a powerful framework with which to think. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Rapid prototyping, Prototypes, Manufacturing processes, Housing development, Crisis management, Systems theory, Humanitarian assistance, Emergency housing, Building repair, and Disaster relief
The article discusses the rapid prototyping that gain new roles in humanitarian causes in Los Angeles, California. It says that rapid prototyping is known as additive manufacturing which is constructing large-scale buildings and housing via rapid prototyping methods. According to Behrokh Khosnevis, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California, using an additive-manufacturing technique for constructing new buildings could provide emergency housing for victims of disasters and it could also be used for affordable housing for third-world countries. It mentions the project called Rapid Prototyping for Baghdad, or RP4Baghdad project, which aims to help civilian victims where rapid prototyping technologies can make difference between life and death.
GUI Program News; Mar2009, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p6-8, 3p
COMPUTER-aided design software, COMPUTER software development, SOFTWARE engineering, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software industry, PRODUCT management, and NEW product development
The article reports on the introduction of the 2D and 3D design and engineering software products for manufacturers for 2010 by Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, California. The software releases are designed to help manufacturers develop better products, that range from mobile phones to bulldozers, in a short period of time. The product lineup which constitutes the firm's solution for Digital Prototyping includes AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Furthermore, the releases are indicated to provide greater range of design, visualization, and simulation capabilities.
SILICON Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.), MANUFACTURING processes, FACTORIES, COMPUTER integrated manufacturing systems, ROBOTICS, and RAPID prototyping
The article looks at high-tech manufacturing taking place in Silicon Valley, California. It notes that traditional assembly-line manufacturing jobs largely have left the area, mentioning factory closings by computer company Apple in 1992 and semiconductor company Intel in 2009. It says that ultramodern factories have been opening in the area, however, characterized by the use of computer-controlled machines or robots and flexible production processes that can be rapidly modified for design changes or new product prototypes. Manufacturing companies discussed include general electronics maker Flextronics, computer storage hardware maker Violin Memory, electric car maker Tesla Motor, and medical device maker Intuitive Surgical.
Reports the marketing of stereolithography rapid-prototyping equipment from 3D Systems Corp. in Valencia, California. Expansion of product marketing; Introduction of a line of epoxy-based RP resins; Materials used in the Accura line.
Information on the panel discussion from DesignCon 2011 held in Santa Clara, California from January 31-February 3 is presented. Jeff Blauser of NXP notes that the company produces multiple gigahertz on its digital devices. Screaming Circuits' Rick McClain points out that the company is working with Sunstone and gives options on transacting prototype. Bravesh Mistry points out the collaboration of NI, Digi-Key, NI, Sunstone, and Screaming to make engineering projects more successful.
The article reports that San Diego, California-based Rapid Product Development Group Inc. added three stereolithography machines to its rapid prototyping department and opened a sales and coordinating office in Portland, Oregon. Rapid purchased an SLA 7000 solid-state laser system and two SLA 250 solid-imaging systems from 3D Systems Corp. of Valencia, California, and began operating them in February. Jesse Lea, a veteran of the rapid prototyping business, joined Rapid in the Oregon office as business development manager.
Concurrent engineering, Rapid prototyping, and Consultants
The article reports on the launching of a special "Builder Services Program" by the Lasco Bathware in Anaheim, California. The author stated that the program enables product decision makers to take projects of all sizes to increase levels of quality with less call backs and faster time to market. He added that program provides planning consultation and take-off suggestions, on-site advisors and installation teams.
ELECTRONIC industries and ELECTRIC power supplies to apparatus design & construction
Reports that power-supply vendor Lambda of San Diego, California is changing the way it builds prototype units in its recently opened Design Verification Lab. Integration of factory elements to speed prototyping and production; Seamless transition from design lab to factory; Competitive advantage in delivery.
The article reports that 3D Systems company has introduced an engineering plastic DuralForm EX in Valencia, California. It emphasizes that the plastic can be used in parts-manufacturing applications arraying from environmental canals to electronic applications. According to the company, DuraForm EX plastic would be used in its planned project called Sinterstation SLS system.
Recently formed Rapid Product Development Group Inc. (RPDG) of Escondido, California, is completing agreements for a Taiwan firm to make tools and a Chinese business to provide toolmaking, injection molding and assembly. The firm was formed in September to create prototypes and deliver long-run projects to contract manufacturers. Moran was vice president of Arrk Product Development Group in San Diego. RPDG has a 15,000-square-foot prototype facility using the services of a Tijuana, Mexico, shelter operator.
The article focuses on the corporate capabilities of Enwave Optronics Inc. to meet the demands for spectroscopy in terms of the market, facilities and products and services in Irvine, California. The firm is engaged in the creation of high performance and affordable Raman spectroscopy solutions intended for the education, research and pharmaceutical sector. Moreover, the firm is engaged in providing full design, prototyping and technical support.
Introduces the University of California at Berkeley's CyberCut Internet-based aid in designing mechanical prototypes. Module composition of the service; Outline for the production of prototypes with a three-axis milling machine; Definition of open architecture; Elements utilized in the development of the site; Site's information offerings.
College building design & construction, Design education, Classrooms, School buildings, College facilities, Design, Architecture, and College buildings
The article discusses the building that houses the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Several accompanying photographs illustrate some of the structure's characteristic features including an entrance that resembles a garage door, the juxtaposition of the physical and digital prototyping laboratories, the primary class area with reconfigurable walls, a room where the walls and floors can serve as whiteboards, and tables designed to be functional yet somewhat uncomfortable as a means of encouraging students to adapt.
Information Today; Nov1995, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p30-31, 2p
CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, RAPID prototyping, and NEW product development
The article reports that Young Minds Inc., of Redlands, California has recently released three new products in the CD-Recordable arena. The company showed a new CD Recording system at UNIX Expo that premasters and records as many as 100 different CD-ROM discs in a single day. This turnkey system named as Mass Production System (MPS) is the fastest and most cost-effective solution available for today's demanding, data-intensive applications. According to a company personnel, MPS brings the benefits of parallel computing to CD-Recording. He further added that Young Minds has ported this technology to CD-Recording technology. One of the most important benefits that the customers derive from MPS's parallel architecture is that it costs significantly less than competing solutions. The MPS system consists of the MPS multi-processor controller, pre mastering software, a CD recorder and a media autoloader. The MPS controller is available with two, three or four premastering engines. The MPS system uses the world's fastest CD-Recorder, the Kodak PCD 600, which is the only 6x recorder in the market. It takes only 12 minutes for the PCD 600 to record 650 MB of data onto a recordable disc.
Journal of Medical Systems; Mar2015, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p1-6, 6p, 2 Color Photographs, 2 Charts
AWARDS, COLLEGE students, COMPUTER literacy, INTERDISCIPLINARY education, INTERPROFESSIONAL relations, MEDICAL schools, MEDICAL education, MEDICAL informatics, MEDICAL students, TELEMEDICINE, WORLD Wide Web, INFORMATION resources, MOBILE apps, and ELECTRONIC health records
The Med AppJam is a 2-week long competition where students from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine are partnered with students from the University of California, Irvine School of Information and Computer Sciences in interprofessional teams to develop mobile health applications for use by clinicians and patients. The success of the Med AppJam comes from the unique opportunity for students to mutually contribute their content expertise to improve the clinical landscape while expanding their technology literacy and savvy. Since 2012, about 285 computer science students and over 90 medical students have collaborated to design and develop 53 iOS mHealth apps during the event. The Med AppJam model has been replicated in an Autism AppJam, a competition focused on the needs of a specific population, and with high school students in a mini Pre-Med AppJam using a paper prototyping approach. It is proposed that other medical schools consider implementation of a local Med AppJam as a viable model for engaging students in technology for healthcare. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
U.S. News & World Report; 10/2/2006, Vol. 141 Issue 12, p65-68, 4p, 3 Color Photographs
PRODUCT design, CHIEF executive officers, and INDUSTRIAL design
The article discusses Tim Brown, chief executive officer of IDEO product designers in Palo Alto, California. The principles of designing are noted including getting out of the office and into the field, prototyping initial ideas, and storytelling. Invention and functionality are combined in IDEO designs.
Nichols, Kevin, Schoenberg, Frederic Paik, Keeley, Jon E., Bray, Andrew, and Diez, David
Journal of Time Series Analysis; Jul2011, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p420-429, 9p, 1 Diagram, 1 Chart, 1 Graph, 5 Maps
WILDFIRES, PROTOTYPES, SPACETIME, ALGORITHMS, SEASONS, and MATHEMATICAL analysis
A method for summarizing repeated realizations of a space-time marked point process, known as prototyping, is discussed and applied to catalogues of wildfires in California. Prototype summaries are constructed for varying time intervals using California wildfire data from 1990 to 2006. Previous work on prototypes for temporal and space-time point processes is extended here to include methods for computing prototypes with marks and the incorporation of prototype summaries into hierarchical clustering algorithms, the latter of which is used to delineate fire seasons in California. Other results include summaries of patterns in the spatial-temporal distribution of wildfires within each wildfire season. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
This article reports on a new headquarters opened by Rapid Product Development Group Inc. (RPDG) in San Diego, California. The group has also expanded its prototyping facility in Tijuana, Mexico, adding more high-resolution stereolithography equipment, computer numerical control machines, and vacuum casting chambers. RPDG has also introduced a new line of advanced materials for rapid prototyping, metal casting and urethane casting.
Mergers & acquisitions, Computer software, Factories, Contracting out, and Plastics
Reports on the purchase of MK Technologies MK System 3 by prototyping company Rapid Product Development Group Inc. (RPDG) to expand its urethane casting department in San Diego, California. Stereolithograph machines added by the company for rapid prototyping; Prototyping services offered by the manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico; Number of injection moulding machines of RPDG for contract manufacture of plastic parts.