AUTOMOBILE industry, RESEARCH & development, PROTOTYPES, EXPERIMENTAL automobiles, and THEORY of knowledge
The capacity of organizations to share knowledge is seen as a source of competitive advantage in many industries. Knowledge sourcing and knowledge reuse have been indicated as important enablers of organizational efficiency and innovation performance. Although firms may own valuable knowledge, the presence of barriers to knowledge sourcing and reuse may hinder the exploitation of such knowledge. The present study explores the barriers to knowledge sourcing and reuse from electronic repository and their implications within the virtual product prototyping stage of new products development. The study is based on 24 interviews with research and development (R&D) employees of a large supplier of R&D in the automotive sector. Results demonstrate that the poor operational quality of a repository hinders knowledge sourcing; thereby, people prefer sourcing knowledge from other colleagues rather than from the repository. Moreover, the inefficiencies in knowledge sourcing from a repository, the poor quality of the codified knowledge and its complexity affect the reuse of existing knowledge. This study reveals that knowledge sourcing and knowledge reuse can affect the time performance in the virtual product prototype development process. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, AUTOMOBILE industry, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses the technological innovations rapid prototyping in the field of additive manufacturing industry which has resulted in the economic and operational advantages. It mentions increasing adoption of plastic, polymer and metal processes across various industrial sectors such as automotive, medical and engineering sectors, for prototyping. It also discusses the industrial metal processes such as electron-beam melting and selective laser melting.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, AUTOMOTIVE engineering, and ELECTRON beams
The article explores the evolution of rapid prototyping (RP) in the automotive industry. In terms of engineering, RP is defined as the automatic production of objects using additive manufacturing technology. The capability of RP techniques is reflected on several technologies including fused deposition modelling (FDM), electron beam melting (EBM), stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS).
VIRTUAL machine systems, LEGAL tender, PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, VISUAL programming languages (Computer science), INDUSTRIAL procurement, CONSTRUCTION projects, METHODOLOGY, BUILDING -- Equipment & supplies, and COMPUTER network resources
Purpose - Virtual prototyping technologies linked to building information models are commonplace within the aeronautical and automotive industries. Their use within the construction industry is now emerging. The purpose of this paper is to show how these technologies have been adopted on the pre-tender planning for a typical construction project. Design/methodology/approach - The research methodology taken was an "action research" approach where the researchers and developers were actively involved in the production of the virtual prototypes on behalf of the contractor thereby gaining consistent access to the decisions of the planning staff. The experiences from the case study were considered together with similar research on other construction projects. Findings - The findings from the case studies identify the role of virtual prototyping in components modelling, site modelling, construction equipment modelling, temporary works modelling, construction method visualization and method verification processes. Originality/value - The paper presents a state-of-the-art review and discusses the implications for the tendering process as these technologies are adopted. The adoption of the technologies will lead to new protocols and changes in the procurement of buildings and infrastructure. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Deppe, M., Zanella, M., Robrecht, M., and Hardt, W.
Journal of Systems & Software. Mar2004, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p263. 12p.
PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, REAL-time control, and COMPUTER simulation
Rapid prototyping of complex systems embedded in even more complex environments raises the need for a layered design approach. Our example is a mechatronic design taken from the automotive industry and illustrates the rapid-prototyping procedure of real-time-critical control laws. The approach is based on an object-oriented structuring allowing not only central control units but also distributed control units as needed by today’s designs. The implementation of control laws is a hardware-in-the-loop simulation, refined in steps and reducing the simulation part at every one of these. On the lower level, common platforms, such as FPGAs, microcontrollers or specialized platforms, can be instantiated. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]
The article focuses on the discovery of several automotive companies regarding the benefits of additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping. Team principal Dan Walmsley explains that the Strakka DOME S103 car, which will debut at the 2015 World Endurance Championship, will be the first in which Strakka has had a major design input. The car was initially developed under an aggressive plan with the intention of racing in 2014.
Examines developments in rapid prototyping and their impact on the automotive industry. Aspects of rapid prototyping technology; Features of a rapid prototyping system Z402 developed by Z Corp.; Introduction of two materials for the production of tooling on Sinterstation machines by DTM Corp.; Development of rapid techniques by Rover Group Ltd. for validating the design of structural components.
Focuses on the growing importance of rapid prototyping (RP) to the automotive industry in Great Britain. Description of RP devices under development; Different ways of reducing the stepped effect; Creation of pore-free aluminium oxide ceramics.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, and AUTOMOTIVE engineering
Focuses on various developments, processes and models related to the rapid prototyping systems (RPS) used by the automotive industry to reduce time and cost of taking a product to market. Layer manufacturing; Stereolithography; Selective laser sintering; Fused deposition modelling; Laminated object manufacturing; Indirect Tooling; Metal prototypes; Various case studies related to the RPS.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and AUTOMOBILE parts
The article offers information on the development of 3D printing technology that involves rapid prototyping which is used in automobile manufacturing processes. It mentions use of the technology called Big Area Additive Manufacturing which provided poor surface finish of cars. It also mentions the adoption of additive manufacturing technique for design and construction of automobile parts and tools.
KNOWLEDGE management, AUTOMOBILE industry, RESEARCH & development, ERRATA (Publishing), and VIRTUAL product placement
The aforementioned article, published online on 7 April 2015 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, Anthony Wensley, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed because of its unintended duplicate publication in this journal. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
The article reports on the local prototyping for low-pressure injection molding that will be provided by automotive group Henkel Corp. and its partner Cavist Corp., maker of low-pressure molding technology, at Henkel's headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan. It discusses the advantages of using low-pressure injection molding and of local prototyping for automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Information on the brands and technologies offered by Henkel in three business areas is provided.
Discusses the introduction and enhancement of commercial models of software and hardware systems to provide rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation capabilities for designing electronics control systems. Adoption of the prototyping and HIL Systems by the automotive industry; Significance of HIL systems to the aerospace industry; Background on the personal computer-based rapid prototyping and HIL systems. INSET: Rapid prototyping defined.
Automotive Manufacturing Solutions. Jan/Feb2005, p48-48. 1/2p. 1 Color Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, ORIGINAL equipment manufacturers, AUTOMOBILE industry, SUPPLY & demand, and VIRTUAL reality
Focuses on the advantage of virtual reality for rapid prototyping of original equipment manufacturers in the automobile industry. Comment from Bruce Renfrew, managing director of Rapitypes, on the supply and demand of niche vehicles in the industry; Information on the production parts for air-induction systems; Discussion on the production of prototype parts in the industry.
The article features several rapid automotive prototyping materials from Object Inc. which includes RGD5160-DM digital material for simulating ABS-grade engineering plastics, RGD525 which provides thermal functionality and dimensional stability, and the VeroClear transparent material.
International Journal of Production Research. May2016, Vol. 54 Issue 10, p3006-3018. 13p. 1 Black and White Photograph, 3 Diagrams, 2 Charts.
MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, ENGINEERING design, NEW product development, and RAPID prototyping
Prototypes are important tools in the development and production of new products. In the engineering design literature, prototypes are mainly perceived as tools for validating and verifying aspects of a design in the late stages of the design process. However, several studies have found that prototypes are important in the earlier design stages as well, and it is currently unknown how prototypes contribute to add value within the overall value chains of a business system. Using a case-study approach, we investigate this topic seeking to answer the question of how prototypes and rapid prototyping add value in the various stages of the new product development process in the automotive industry. Based on our findings, we propose that the value of prototypes can be divided into the following three categories: the artefact, i.e. the prototype; the process, i.e. prototyping; or the experiment, i.e. the data generated from experimenting with the artefact. Finally, we argue that prototypes add value to both the production and knowledge value stream. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, AUTOMOBILE industry, MOTOR vehicle industry, and AUTOMOTIVE engineering
The article discusses Ford Research and Innovation Center's Ford Freeform Fabrication Technology (F3T) project which developed a system prototype without the need for dies and stamping. The prototype is designed to make a sheet metal part within three days of the receipt of the needed three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD) modelling data. Center manager Jim deVries explains how the F3T idea was developed.
AUTOMOBILE industry, COMPUTER software, SIMULATION methods & models, TRUCKS, COMPUTER simulation, SERVICE life of automobiles, and AUTOMOBILE doors
Discusses the use of computer simulation in the automotive industry to predict the durability of automobiles. Disadvantage of using simulation computer software to estimate automotive component durability; Approach being taken by BMW to guarantee the durability of the doors of the motor vehicles it manufactures; Type of software used by Liebherr Mining Equipment in modeling its design for a truck.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports on Jaguars Cars Ltd.'s use of the latest rapid prototyping technology, including laser-sintering machines from EOS, in car design and development. The EOS system create prototype trim from nylon powder by fusing them layer by layer. This strategy eliminates the expense of producing mold tools.
The article reports on the increasing use of additive manufacturing (AM) for production and end-use. The problem of software interoperability reportedly costs the automobile industry at least two billion dollars every year. The author says that typical workflow when designing for AM starts with a conceptual design that is displayed in CAD software.