A directory for companies offering rapid prototyping services, a group of techniques used for rapid construction of scale model of products with the help of three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) data, including materials, hardware and software across the U.S.
RAPID prototyping, SPECIFICATIONS, ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS, THERMOPLASTICS, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on seven specifications of the subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP) technology which was developed by the electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland including affordability, versatility and programming. It mentions that the technology provide multiple applications for designer and engineer. It further discusses that the technology supports thermoplastics.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, SHIPMENT of goods, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
The article reports on the fast evolution of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies making them the frontliners in the additive manufacturing revolution. The 3D printing market is expected to growth through 2021 and recent developments in speed, quality, and the variety of materials it can print made 3D printing surpass its traditional role as a rapid prototyping tool. Global unit shipments of 3D printers in 2016 is 455,772 and is forecast to increase to 6,700,000 by 2020.
The article offers the insights of several design engineering industry leaders on developments in rapid prototyping materials, including Gaurang Trivedi of Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services, Bill Camuel of RedEye, and Buddy Byrum, of 3D Systems. It also mentioned their expectations for future prototyping materials like three-dimensional (3D) printing materials, ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, and hybrid casting material.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, INVENTIONS, CONSUMPTION (Economics), and PRODUCT management
In this article the author focuses on the importance of trials and experimentation in new products or innovative solutions. He states that the scientific experimentation is disfavored in product innovation due to its high cost and more time consumption. He further mentions the role of simulations to supplant trials for determining the validity of developing design.
Presents a number of product solutions for design engineers. ESI Group's PAM-MEDYSA 2G virtual prototyping software; KVH Industries Inc.'s TG-6000 inertial measurement unit which employs a three-axis configuration for digital signal processing; Revvo Caster Co. Inc.'s Flexello JA Series swivel jacking casters; Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc.'s Minimatic Push-Quick Fitting line for quick assembly of pneumatic circuits.
PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, THREE-dimensional printing, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, and MACHINE design
The article discusses the significance of three-dimensional (3d) printing on prototyping technique. The advantages of 3d printing are discussed including making prototyping easier and quicker through creating models from multiple materials or from ultra-light plastic. Information about computer numerical control (CNC) machine for prototyping is also provided.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, CONCURRENT engineering, ENGINEERING, and NEW product development
The article provides information on the developments surrounding rapid injection molding prototyping. Rapid injection molding is more than just a machine. rapid injection molding can save money as well. Some injection-molding providers furnish inspection services. Furthermore, it has been noted that the use of rapid anything is not slowing.
RAPID prototyping, AEROSPACE industries, PRODUCT design, SINTERING, LASER beam cutting, and METAL powders
In this article, the author reports on the rapid prototype (RP) plastic parts that are made up of laser sintered materials and can be used directly in the aerospace application. He states that the direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology utilizes the melted solid parts and metal powder by fusing them with the help of focused laser beam. He further states that the advantage of the direct manufacturing through the RP is the freedom in the design of the part and reduction of weight.
Product Design & Development. Mar2007, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p23-23. 1p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, FLOW injection analysis, SINTERING, and AUTOMOBILE parts
The article focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the three rapid manufacturing techniques, namely, stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS). SLA can be used for prototyping automobile parts. Prototype parts can be built from high-performance engineering thermoplastics, namely, polycarbonate and polyphenylsulfone, by using FDM. SLS is suitable for direct manufacturing by using a plastic powder, comments the author.
PROTOTYPES, PRODUCT design, MANUFACTURING processes, COST effectiveness, and INDUSTRIAL design
The article focuses on the emergence of prototyping in product design process. It discusses that businesses are recognizing the method's cost saving aspects, which allow them to discover design errors or simple changes that they want to make early in the process. It also used as a concept verification that show people what they were working on and get feedback early and often as the project progresses.