The article offers information on the benefits of additive manufacturing, three-dimensional (3D) printing, and rapid prototyping in manufacturing products. Topics discussed include the use of fused deposition modeling in additive manufacturing, the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software to design the products to be manufactured, and the use of low durometer silicone in producing parts with negative draft.
THREE-dimensional printing, INDUSTRIAL costs, COST effectiveness, RAPID prototyping, and PROTOTYPES
The article discusses the acceptance and adoption of additive manufacturing for prototyping, tooling, and production applications. It mentions time and cost efficiencies of implementing additive process in manufacturing chain. It also mentions additive manufacturing ability to produce direct metal deposition.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article focuses on rapid prototyping services along with its significance in designing approaches. Topics discussed include enhancement of manufacturing process with deployment of rapid prototype conditions; consideration of 3D printing technology in different processes such as stereo lithography; and attainment of regulatory approval by several agencies such as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Focuses on the usage of rapid prototyping in architecture. Definition of rapid prototyping; Description of various types of three dimensional computer model repid prototyping; Discussion on improvements of three dimensional computer modeling for architecture.
The article discusses how manufacturers can implement a laser-based, metal powder-bed fusion process to help ensure that products reliably meet specifications. Additive manufacturing (AM) is now used for the production of mission-critical components for use in high-tech industries. However, its implementation has been delayed by challenges with achieving a uniform product.
THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, POLYMERS, AUTOMOBILE industry, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses the technological innovations rapid prototyping in the field of additive manufacturing industry which has resulted in the economic and operational advantages. It mentions increasing adoption of plastic, polymer and metal processes across various industrial sectors such as automotive, medical and engineering sectors, for prototyping. It also discusses the industrial metal processes such as electron-beam melting and selective laser melting.
3-D printers, RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and SINTERING
The article discusses how three-dimensional (3D) printers benefit ZARE SrL, a provider of rapid prototyping services and a variety of additive manufacturing technologies. It explains how the company started creating only large monolithic prototypes using metal sintering but eventually expanded its capabilities by having Fortus 3D production system made by Startasys Ltd.
PRODUCT design, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY, SELECTIVE laser sintering, FUSED deposition modeling, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, MACHINING, and INJECTION molding
The article provides a comparison of various rapid prototyping processes which are available for product designers and outlines their advantages and shortcomings. Processes discussed include the industrial three-dimensional (3D) printing process called stereolithography (SLA), the selective laser sintering (SLS) process and the fused deposition modeling (FDM) process. Processes including computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining and rapid injection molding are also discussed.
The article discusses some of the challenges in additive manufacturing (AM), or three-dimensional (3D) printing. It is said that heat treatments associated with AM vary as additively manufactured parts display vastly different mechanical behaviors. It discusses the direct-metal laser-sintered (DMLS) method of printing AM parts.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, PHOTOPOLYMERS, and ELASTOMERS
The article discusses several aspects of prototyping with PolyJet three-dimensional (3D) printing. It mentions PolyJet has the ability to mimic various polymers, including LSR (liquid silicone rubber). It also mentions PolyJet uses a jetting process where small droplets of liquid photopolymer, called voxels, are sprayed from multiple jets onto a build platform and cured in layers that form elastomeric part.
ARCHITECTURAL design, THREE-dimensional printing, STREET lighting, and RAPID prototyping
The article illustrates how architects and designers take 3-dimentional (3D) or additive manufacturing to a new level. Topics include the Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Also mentioned are engineering firm Arup's street lighting project in The Hague, The Netherlands, Dutch firm DUS and its 3-D Print Canal House project in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Gensier's 3-D printed office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
INDUSTRIAL safety, FACTORIES, INDUSTRIAL procurement, FACILITY management, and RAPID prototyping
The article discusses developments that are improving manufacturing permanently, as of August 2019. Topics covered include the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in the manufacturing process, the accessibility of generative design to a wider variety of manufacturers, and the reliance of manufacturing plants on oftentimes massive quantities of raw materials which must be kept in stable and workable condition.
THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, AEROSPACE industries, MEDICAL equipment industry, and INDUSTRIAL wastes
The article discusses the growing popularity of three-dimensional (3D) metal printing as of May 2017. It is noted that the process was first adopted by the aerospace and medical device industries and that all industries that work with metals are now starting to realize its potential. The benefits of 3D metal printing are also cited, including reduced waste, decreased time to market, and increased product performance.
The article presents miscellaneous topics related to assembly line methods. It mentions that production of the U.S. Freed's Bakery increased because of the automated icing machine produced by the prototyping firm 3-Dimensional Services Group. It states that a hemi-anechoic chamber of the research and design center in Auburn Hills, Michigan ensures auto part compliance and motor controls. It focuses on the safety gloves HyFlex 11-518 which is selected by the chain saws maker Stihl AG and Co.
THREE-dimensional printing, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY, RAPID prototyping, and 3-D printers
The article provides an overview of the development of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology. The process of printing solid objects by progressive layering was first named stereolithography (SLA), patented and invented by Charles W. Hull in 1983. Industrial companies and universities started to use 3D printing by late 1980s for rapid prototyping. More than 50,000 3D printers were traded in 2013 and is anticipated to double by 2015.