RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS planning, and BUILDINGS
The article reports on a building planned by Sikorsky for a Rapid Prototyping and Military Derivatives Completion Center at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Elmira, New York. The new center is a step in the long-range corporate strategy to increase capacity to meet the growing demand for military products. It will be branded the Sikorsky HAWK Works @ Schweizer Aircraft and be the primary completion center for all Black Hawk and Naval Hawk derivative aircraft-mostly for foreign customers.
COMPUTER-aided design software, ENGINEERING software, and COMPUTER simulation
The article reports that EMA Design Automation Inc., a service provider of mechanical and electrical computer-aided design (CAD) tools, will now offer Autodesk Inc.'s 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers in Rochester, New York. It states that the product lineup for manufacturers include Autodesk Vault which comprises solution for Digital Prototyping. It notes that Digital Prototyping gives manufacturers the ability to simulate a product digitally before being built.
AIRCRAFT factories, AIRCRAFT industry, HELICOPTERS, and RAPID prototyping
The article reports that Sikorsky is to complete derivatives of its S-70/H-60 Hawk-series military helicopters at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Elmira, New York. Setting up the center for rapid prototyping and derivatives completion is part of moves by the company to offload work from its main Stratford, Connecticut plant, where production of helicopters for the U.S. military is ramping up. The center will be operational by the first quarter of 2007.
Aviation Week & Space Technology; 5/26/2008, Vol. 168 Issue 21, p26-26, 1/5p, 1 Color Photograph
SIKORSKY helicopters, SIKORSKY aircraft, and HELICOPTERS
The article announces that Sikorsky has begun ground testing of the X2 Technology coaxial-rotor high-speed helicopter demonstrator at its Schweizer Aircraft rapid-prototyping center in Horseheads, New York. Sikorsky is aiming for a cruise speed of 250 knots (kt) with the company-funded demonstrator, which features a fly-by-wire system that controls the speed of the rigid rotors throughout the flight envelope and integrates rotor, propulsor and engine control.
PROTOTYPES, ARCHITECTURE, WOOD veneers & veneering, and WOOD products
This article reports that Kolatan/MacDonald showed its long-term project, Resi-Rise, using three new means of expression: a model made of Dupont Corian; a small but complex model made with rapid prototyping equipment; and a new kind of hologram. The 8-foot-high model, made of exterior Corian, was fabricated by Evans & Paul Unlimited, of College Point, New York. In the first part of the process, Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 was used to drive a CNC router. This cut out plywood shapes, which were stacked to create a multipart mold. Two-by-3-foot rectangles of Corian material were heated until flexible, placed between halves of the mold, and sealed in a neoprene vacuum bag. The project was also illustrated in two dimensions using a recently developed type of complex hologram created by Zebra Imaging of Austin, Texas.
The article reports on the successful first flight of X2 Technology Demonstrator prototype aircraft from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in a test flight at the company's Schweizer Aircraft Corp. rapid-prototyping facility in Horseheads, New York. It highlights the impact of X2 Technology's successful flight on Sikorky's future projects as stated by the company's president, Jeffrey Pino. The aircraft's potential applications and technology are also presented.
Information about several topics discussed at the 18 annual HBA Global Exposition and Conference on September 28-30, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York is presented. Topics include natural cosmetics educational opportunities, fragrance packaging, and prototyping for lifestyle and personal qualities. The conference featured director Nirav Mehta and director Nica Lewis.