In 2005, David Kahng felt that the umbrella market wasn't getting the attention it deserved. Davek's unconditional guarantee covers repairs and replacements for life - or, as Kahng puts it, "one umbrella forever." Only in New York Prototyping is much easier in New York City's storied garment district; in one of those mazelike wholesale emporiums, Kahng found the perfect little fastener that lets users snap the ultra-compact Traveler model onto a bag strap. [Extracted from the article]
INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and FURNITURE designers
The article focuses on the launch of Othr industrial design studio by Joe Doucet, Evan Clabots and Dean Di Simone, designers of the New York City-based design brand Othr, to create products using three-dimensional printing in collaboration with other designers. The environmental impact of prototyping designs, launch of Loup Fruit Bowl paperclip-based porcelain fruit holder by industrial designer Saif Faisal and Othr's online catalog and email list for product development are noted.
PROTOTYPES, BUSINESSPEOPLE, BUSINESSWOMEN, and THREE-dimensional printing
An interview with Bre Pettis, cofounder of the Brooklyn, New York-based 3-D printer company MakerBot, is presented. Pettis speaks about the advancements in the company since its launching in 2009. She explains how 3-D printing will affect product prototyping. She also talks about how entrepreneurs are applying the technology in their respective businesses.
BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL applications, BUSINESS forecasting, PROTOTYPES, INNOVATIONS in business, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article focuses on how 3-D printing technology can be beneficial for businesses. Invented in the late 1980s, 3-D or additive printing has been used in industrial manufacturing, aerospace, and medical industries. It is projected to grow 3 billion dollars globally by 2018. Currently, prototyping is considered as the most effective 3-D printing application. Industrial printers allow companies to print new components for their factories as fast as they can innovate.
MACHINE shops, SALE of business enterprises, PURCHASING agents, CORPORATE profits, and SALES
The article announces the search for buyers of an Indiana machine shop, which is valued at 5.3 million U.S. dollars. It says that company was founded in 1990 as a small operation involved in bending, drilling and shaping metal products manually but has grown into one which boasts of computer-controlled equipment used in prototyping and design. Its staff consists of 65 people, grossed more than 8.2 million U.S. dollars and earned a net profit of 625,000 U.S. dollars in 2008. Its sales has remained stable and offers a solid business opportunity.
NEW business enterprises, BUSINESS models, INVESTMENTS, and TERMS & phrases
The article defines ramen profitable, a phrase used by venture capitalist and electronic commerce pioneer Paul Graham when gave a tip on starting a business. According to him, ramen profitable refers to a startup that makes just enough to pay the founders' living expenses. He added that it is not rapid prototyping for business models but rather a way hacking the investment process.
Describes how Howard Lind and Avi Telyas manufacture colorful computer accessories for children by using rapid prototyping. Producing three-dimensional models on DEC Alpha Workstations running ProEngineering software; How Santin Manufacturing in Peabody, Massachusetts, turns an electronic model into a plastic one in one day; How toolmakers in Taiwan rapidly get models over the Internet to design the steel tools to manufacture the products.