Reports on DTM Corp.'s joint research program with Loral Vought Systems Corp., Austin, Texas-based University of Texas, and Bayside Materials Technology to develop and demonstrate an advanced processing technology involving rapid prototyping and hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Description of the program; Features of the proposed technology.
The article discusses the production by Ali K. Kamrani, associate professor of industrial engineering at the University of Houston in Texas, of prototypes for three skulls of members of the Ninth Cavalry of the U.S. Army. It notes that facial reconstruction was made by Kamrani through three-dimensional (3-D) powder printing. It mentions that a white, chalky powder was transformed into a replica of the skulls through a rapid prototyping machine which uses thin, horizontal cross-sections.
Metalsmith. Exhibition in Print, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p42-42. 1p.
DECORATIVE arts, ART metalworkers, COMPUTER-aided design, and JEWELRY making
This article presents information on the artistic work of Texas-based metalsmith Jennifer Sholtis. Her work expands into space, allowing the wearer to change its composition and orientation. In this way, the work does not stop evolving when it leaves her hands. While Sholtis is still the primary creator of the work, layers of personal meaning are assigned as the work is handled, worn, and loved. Her desire to create repetition of form and symmetry has led her to utilize the Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping medium in the creation of her jewelry.
Electronic Engineering Times (01921541). 8/7/2006, Issue 1435, p6-6. 1/2p.
NEW product development and COMPUTER software development
The article reports that the National Instruments Corp. in Austin, Texas has launched during its 20th anniversary the major revision of the vulnerable software environment called LabView 8.20. According to National Instruments president and CEO James Truchard, the revision offers powerful, custom measurement capabilities that can streamline product development through an integrated design, prototyping and deployment platform.
Reports on the plan of Photronics Inc. to install its first 65nm reticle manufacturing line at its facility in Austin, Texas. Reason for engaging in the early prototyping of 65nm designs; Preparation being made by the company for the installation.
Texas, Open Systems, MIS, Interoperability, Connectivity, Strategic Planning, OSI Standard, Texas. Department of Information Resources, Information systems, State Government, Government Agency, and Information systems -- Management
Texas has a 10-year open-systems computing strategy for its 250 government agencies that is managed by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). The DIR issued its first plan in Nov 1990, which centered on the need to adopt open systems and the Government Open Systems Interconnect Profile networking standards (GOSIP). DIR also has a four-step IS migration strategy to respond to user needs; it will be put into action between 1992 and 2001. Steps in the plan include beginning work on a statewide network and initiating training and prototyping in 1992-1993, migrating agencies already in a Unix environment to open systems in 1994-1994, examining applications in 1995-1998 and completing implementation in 1999-2001.