Machine Design. Dec 9, 2004, Vol. 76 Issue 23, p78, 4 p.
In recent years, the automotive and off-road industries have increasingly used modeling to simulate the operation of vehicles and subsystems prior to prototyping them. This saves time and money. But [...]
Alloys, Rapid prototyping, and Specialty metals industry
FINELINE PROTOTYPING, Raleigh, N. C, recently expanded its direct-metal laser sintering (DMLS) and casting. It also added additive manufacturing to create custom parts and prototypes made of titanium, Inconel, steel, [...]
Machine Design. Nov 22, 2006, Vol. 78 Issue 22, p56, 4 p.
Ink jet printer, Market trend/market analysis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Intellectual property, Ink-jet printers -- Innovations, 3D printing -- Innovations, and Industrial design -- Forecasts and trends
3D printing has been around for a decade but vendors continue to push the technology envelope. As a result, capabilities once the domain of RP (rapid-prototyping) equipment costing several hundred [...]
Machine Design. May 20, 1999, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p82, 4 p.
Light Sculpting Inc. -- Innovations and Electronic components industry -- Innovations
Light Sculpting Inc's LSI1212 is based on the quick-layering (QL) technology. It hardens entire layers of polymer at once to support the manufacture of high-resolution components at speed that are unattainable by other rapid prototyping systems. QL constructs components on an open platform that lets designers access parts as the machine constructs them. It supports on-line cleaning and can be retrofitted with a slicing software to examine part geometries.
Today, manufacturing technology includes plenty of high-tech digital prototyping tools such as laser scanners and 3D printers. However, in many situations, manual methods can produce metal parts faster and at [...]
Machine Design. Nov 7, 1994, Vol. 66 Issue 21, p98, 4 p. photograph
Computer-aided design -- Methods, Prototypes, Engineering -- Methods, and Control systems -- Evaluation
The two major approaches to computer-aided design are additive rapid prototyping (ARP) and computer numerical control (CNC). ARP is the method of choice among many engineering firms because of its speed and accuracy. However, ARP is limited by the number of materials from which to choose and the size of the models. An effective alternative is CNC, which is just as accurate and rapid under the right conditions. Some of the respective applications of ARP and CNC are presented.
Machine Design. Nov 7, 2013, Vol. 85 Issue 14, p28, 2 p.
Dextre (Robot), Robot, Robotics industry, Solid Concepts Inc., Canada. Canadian Space Agency, Computer software industry, and Robots
ENGINEERS AT NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), St. Hubert, Quebec, recently used prototypes made with selective laser sintering (SLS) to quickly test and perfect tool bodies, end effectors, [...]
3D Systems, Rock Hill, S.C., provider of 3D printing products, has acquired American Precision Prototyping and its sister company, American Precision Machining, Tulsa Okla. Both companies provide rapid prototyping, advanced [...]
Machine Design. Oct 9, 2014, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p4, 1 p.
This design FAQ, sponsored by Proto Labs, answers questions about metal-prototyping methods: What are the common methods of making metal prototypes? What is metal injection molding (MIM)? What are the [...]