The article focuses on additive manufacturing (AM) or also known as three-dimensional (3D) printing as an alternative for rapid prototyping. It says that AM is use in stereo lithography and selective laser sintering wherein the shape defined by computer-aided design (CAD) is achieved through deposition of various materials and use of lasers to fuse the layers. It mentions the increase trend of using bonded sand as build material.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL safety, ELECTRIC drills, GLUE guns, 3-D printers, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on several tools used in a prototyping shop. Topics discussed include features of a standard rotary tool, uses of a hot glue gun and importance of a table saw. Also mentioned are the different types of three-dimensional (3D) printers and safety precautions when setting up a workspace for prototyping purposes.
RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING models, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article evaluates the Eden550V, a PolyJet rapid prototyping system, from Stratasys Inc. and offers information on its speed and resolution settings which allows users to match these properties to specific projects.
RAPID prototyping, STORAGE, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses the prototyping of a keepsake storage system for protecting keepsakes from premature deterioration, crafted by husband and wife team Karla and Rene Pena, owning the firm Kraftlyn. It mentions that they were unaware of the appropriate technology to be used in order to develop the product. It states that once the initial design and layout was done by the firm's designing team, it was handed off to the engineering team for further development of the product.
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.
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RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, RESEARCH & development, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses the results of a 2013 Global Innovation 1000 study of corporate research and development (R&D) spending and innovation performance. Some of the results include the corporate use of rapid prototyping including three-dimensional (3D) printing for new product development and factors that companies should consider to leverage 3D printing effectively throughout the innovation process including starting early and developing faster.
The article focuses on the use of the Epilog Legend 36EXT laser cutter by the engineering department of Edison Nation for prototyping products. The laser beam of the machine helps in cutting complex two dimensional shapes or engraving graphics or images. The cutting is achieved with the use of different software.
RAPID prototyping, METAL castings, COREMAKING, FOUNDRY coatings, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on the different rapid prototyping technologies in making molds, cores and finished parts for metalcasting. It mentions the S-Max system from Prometal RCT GmbH, which produces molds and cores for finished castings. It also features the EOSINT M 280 system from EOS ElectroOptical Systems GmbH, which produces finished parts in metal.
COMPUTER interfaces, MOBILE learning, PROTOTYPE design & construction, STORYBOARDS, LEARNING, EQUIPMENT & supplies, and ELECTRONIC apparatus & appliance design & construction
The article presents advice on creating prototypes for electronic learning (e-learning) interfaces in order to develop effective learning systems. Topics include the use of storyboards to plan out ideas and desired outcomes of a project, physical prototypes allowing stakeholders to test and visualize possible designs and features, and wireframe digital prototypes using programs such as Balsamiq Mockup.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
Deals with the stereolithography machine from rapid prototyping firm Materialise used by Renault Truck. Comments from Nikolas Du Tour, a manager at Materialise; Range of prototyping technology from Materialise used by Renault; Benefits of the machine for the manufacturing processes of Renault.
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.
GREEN technology, THREE-dimensional printing, MACHINING equipment, METALWORKING machinery -- Evaluation, EQUIPMENT & supplies, and EVALUATION
The article previews various products for 3D printing, green technology, and machining and metalworking, among several others, which include the designing and prototyping package from Pitsco Education, the Green Technology Curriculum interactive program from Intelitek, Inc., and the Shop Rat Electric Wheelie Car from Shop Rat Foundation.
PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, PATENTS, COLLARS, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article reports on prototyping and its application in the creation of the Perky Collar from its maker David Frankel. It mentions that its ability of maintaining the crispiness and freshness of shirt collars. An overview its production in the U.S. and the completion of its patent is also presented.
The article reports that information technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP) is set to enter the three-dimensional (3D) printing market in June 2014. Topics discussed include HP President Meg Whitman's hinting of the company's 3D plans during a shareholders' meeting, the failed deal of HP to market HP-branded Stratasys 3D printers in 2012 and the company providing inkjet printheads to Z Corp. which is owned by 3D Systems.
The article presents a guide to help people determine which things to consider when choosing 3D printing materials to use. It is said that acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is considered one of the most popular filaments for prints that require toughness. A filament like polyactic acid is recommended if something that prints quickly and consistently every time is needed. ABS is said to be prone to ultraviolet sensitivity although it has good heat resistance.
Previews some of the products to be featured at the 16th annual Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Anaheim, California on June 2 to 7, 1996. Microlens kit; Blue laser; Prototyping components; Multichannel detectors; Fast photodetectors; Diode lasers.
FOUNDING, PROTOTYPE equipment, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article reports that ESI Group SA has exhibited its Casting Simulation Suite version 2011 at the 2011 German International Foundry Trade Fair (GIFA), which can be used by foundries to validate decision at prototyping to reduce manufacturing cost, while improving yield.
The article offers updates related to new products. The airborne laser scanner, LMS-Q680i has been released by Reigl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH. A join vegetation management solution was developed by Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. (TPS), Aerote LLC and Laser Technology Inc. The next-generation Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles (POS LV) was released by Applanix Corp.