RAPID prototyping, ELECTRIC vehicle batteries, PRODUCT design, WATER bikes, and AERODYNAMICS
The article offers information on the Hydrofoiler XE-1 hydrofoiler bike watercraft conceptualized and developed by Guy Howard-Willis and his partner Roland Alonzo. Topics discussed include the application of rapid validation in designing and drafting prototypes, testing of critical components like the battery and motor, and implementation of aerodynamic design.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, HOUSING development, CRISIS management, SYSTEMS theory, HUMANITARIAN assistance, EMERGENCY housing, BUILDING repair, and DISASTER relief
The article discusses the rapid prototyping that gain new roles in humanitarian causes in Los Angeles, California. It says that rapid prototyping is known as additive manufacturing which is constructing large-scale buildings and housing via rapid prototyping methods. According to Behrokh Khosnevis, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California, using an additive-manufacturing technique for constructing new buildings could provide emergency housing for victims of disasters and it could also be used for affordable housing for third-world countries. It mentions the project called Rapid Prototyping for Baghdad, or RP4Baghdad project, which aims to help civilian victims where rapid prototyping technologies can make difference between life and death.
Focuses on the improvements in the boundaries of rapid prototyping technique. Evolutions of the techniques; Use of the stereolithography resins in rubber molding; Developments in the process of rapid prototyping. INSET: Stereolithography Cuts Its Teeth.
The article reports the move by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as of August 2016 to designate the SLA-1 three-dimensional (3D) commercial rapid prototyping system from 3D Systems as a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL design equipment, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and MANUFACTURING industry equipment
The article provides an outlook for three-dimensional (3-D) printing. Topics discussed include Gartner research director Pete Basiliere's comment on how 3-D printers may revolutionize design in the manufacturing sector and prediction of the growth of shipments of 3-D printers in 2014 and use of 3-D printing in prototyping, augmented manufacturing and combining multiple assemblies in complex parts.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, COST control, MANUFACTURING processes, and NEW product development
The article reports that faster prototyping machines and better materials allow companies to manufacture short-run production parts economically. From hearing aid ear inserts and sunglasses to jet fighter ductwork and medical implants, companies are using direct manufacturing to reduce costs, speed new products to market, and produce short runs without molds or dies. Improved rapid prototyping materials play a large role in this push into the manufacturing mainstream.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MEDICINE, and SURGERY
The article focuses on the use of rapid prototyping in medicine. Doctors are using models as study aids to plan surgery. The three-dimensional model depicts a tumor within an organ so the doctor knows exactly where and how to find it. The patient specific model also gives surgeons added confidence according to Doctor Stephen Rouse.
RAPID prototyping, PRINTING, THREE-dimensional printing, and SELF-organizing systems
The article discusses the four-dimensional (4-D) printing that involves programmable materials building themselves and morphing into other shapes. Topics discussed include MIT Self-Assembly Lab and three-dimensional printing company Stratasys' demonstration of a way to create one-dimensional or two-dimensional materials that fold or morph into three-dimensional (3-D) shapes and applications of the 4-D technique.
COMPUTER-aided engineering, PROTOTYPES, and SOLID freeform fabrication
Focuses on virtual prototyping, the visualization and testing of computer-aided design models on a computer before they are physically created. Applications; Process description; Limitations of rapid prototyping or solid freeform fabrication; Cost issues; Factors engineers should consider before creating a rapid prototype.