RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL engineering, NEW product development, MANUFACTURES, SCANNING systems, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses the benefits of the Thing-O-Matic rapid prototyping machine produced by Makerbot Industries to decreasing manufacturing production time. More broadly, the author is concerned with industrial engineering methods during a time when the product development process has received increased attention. The device allows industrial engineers to create product designs with 3-D modeling software. The author also explains the benefits of the Reigl LMS-Q20 rapid laser scanner.
Describes the use of ice in rapid prototyping in a manufacturing process. Evolution of rapid prototyping technology; Use of biomedical photopolymer models that provided details of bone and blood vessel structure; Advantages of using prototyping systems.
ISE: Industrial & Systems Engineering at Work. Jun2019, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p16-16. 2/3p.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL engineering, LIGHTWEIGHT materials, and METAMATERIALS
The article reports on a study of flexible, lightweight materials developed by engineers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick through 4D printing that could offer better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. According to senior author Howon Lee, the 4D printing takes the technology and uses special materials and sophisticated designs to print objects that change shape with environmental conditions.
ISE: Industrial & Systems Engineering at Work. May2018, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p50-51. 2p.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article offers information about the move of Michael Golway, the owner of Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, to work with researchers and his team to present the idea of a 3-D printing, bioassembly bot technology platform in medicine. Information about the Advanced Solutions team's tissue structure information modeling, a 3-D modeling software package that allows scientists to build tissue constructs for printing, is presented.
RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, RAPID prototyping, UNIVERSITIES & colleges, EQUIPMENT & supplies, INDUSTRIAL engineering equipment, and SPACE exploration
Reports on the potential of a machine in the industrial engineering department of North Carolina State University. Role of the machine in the possible advancement of biomedicine and space exploration; Fabrication of fully functional 3-D metal parts of any geometric shape; Importance of the machine to satisfying a growing need for rapid prototyping in manufacturing.
DATA mining, DATA analysis, STATISTICS, RADIOTHERAPY, ACCURACY, NUCLEAR medicine, TUMORS, MOLECULAR shapes, GEOMETRIC analysis, and PREDICTION models
The article discusses the development of a predictive model that records the changes in a tumor's geometry during radiation therapy for head and neck cancer patients that incorporates both industrial engineering techniques and rapid prototyping methods. Topics include various steps in the data mining process, methods for improving radiation therapy accuracy, such as geometric modeling and statistical analysis techniques, and a diagram illustrating the scope of proposed methodology for predicting changes in cancer tumor geometry that incorporates data, geometric and statistical analyses.
Industrial Engineer: IE. Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p44-49. 6p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph, 2 Diagrams, 1 Graph.
INDUSTRIAL engineering, MEDICAL care, HOSPITALS, TELECOMMUNICATION, PROJECT management, and MEDICAL care costs
The article focuses on the need of applying engineering methods in hospitals to provide high-quality health care at an affordable cost. This requires incorporating new information and telecommunications technologies to enhance safety and productivity. Industrial engineering has an important role to play in designing, prototyping, and evaluating new interfaces. It also presents how human factors researchers are contributing to a large research project to present medical information on handheld displays. The objective of the Evidence at the Point of Care project is to provide access to relevant medical information using a handheld device. INSETS: MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEM?;SURVEY SHOWS RISING RFID INTEREST..
The article discusses the production by Ali K. Kamrani, associate professor of industrial engineering at the University of Houston in Texas, of prototypes for three skulls of members of the Ninth Cavalry of the U.S. Army. It notes that facial reconstruction was made by Kamrani through three-dimensional (3-D) powder printing. It mentions that a white, chalky powder was transformed into a replica of the skulls through a rapid prototyping machine which uses thin, horizontal cross-sections.
Introduces several products for industrial engineering. Maxum prototyping machine by Stratasys; Sim Vision 3.1 software by Vite Corp.; Gorbel Incorporated's brochure which highlights a variety of ergonomic bridge and job cranes.
ISE: Industrial & Systems Engineering at Work. May2018, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p12-12. 1p.
HOUSING development, RAPID prototyping, MODEL homes (Housing development), THREE-dimensional printing, and SUSTAINABLE buildings
The article offers information about the move of Austin-based startup ICON to print houses instead of build them as it has developed a method for printing a single-story, 650-square-foot house out of cement in only 12 to 24 hours. Information on the plans of ICON to build 100 homes for a community in El Salvador by partnering with a nonprofit that looks for international housing solutions is presented.
CONFERENCES & conventions, SEMINARS, INDUSTRIAL engineering, ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL management, and PRODUCTION control
The article presents information about various events related to the industrial engineering, which will take place in the year 2005. Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference will take place from May 10-12 in Michigan; Lean Enterprise: An Introduction Seminar will take place on May 14 in Atlanta, Georgia; Introduction to Supply Chain Improvement seminar will take place on May 15 in Atlanta, Georgia; International Conference on Management of Technology will take place in Vienna, Austria from May 22-26; International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 22-27.
INDUSTRIAL engineering, GRANTS in aid (Public finance), COLLEGE curriculum, and AWARDS -- United States
Provides an update on the industrial engineering sector in the United States as of July 2001. Award given to the Rapid Prototyping Technology Advancement program; Information on the fund given by General Motor Corp. to Brown University; Details on the North Carolina State financial mathematics and engineering master's degree program.
WEAPONS costs, VIRTUAL prototypes, WEAPONS testing, and SIMULATION software
The article discusses a computer modeling program for virtual weapons testing developed by professor Irem Tumer of Oregon State University. Testing of a military amphibious vehicle is discussed, as well as models for testing connectivity and functionality. The cost of built prototypes versus computer models are also discussed.