RESEARCH & development, RAPID prototyping, ELECTROCATALYSTS, and AWARDS
The article presents the winners of the Research & Development (R&D) 100 Awards by the "R&D Magazine" in the process/prototyping category, along with their developments. Winners include the Los Alamos National Laboratory with its precious-metal-free electrocatalysts, the U.S. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the Friction Stir Scribe Process for Joining Dissimilar Materials, and TruDesign LLC with large-format additive coating solutions.
The article discusses the three-dimensional (3D) printing which is use for prototyping of microfluidic devices. Topics mention including the fabrication techniques such injection molding and milling and clean room-based microfabrication, fast growing field of microfluidics which shows a potential for the wide rage of applications and 3D printing techniques.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, THREE-dimensional printing, NANOSTRUCTURED materials, and NANOFABRICATION
The article offers information on several innovations in process and prototyping technology. Topics include 3D Printed Patient-Specific Tissue-Mimicking Phantoms, a printing technique by Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute; Detergent-Assisted Fabrication by Sandia National Laboratories that enables the production of new multifunctional nanomaterials with reproducible properties; and Digital Holography-based 3D Nano-Builder, a 3D nanofabrication system by Chinese University of Hong Kong.
RAPID prototyping, PHOTOPOLYMERS, SINTERING, LASERS, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses tools and methods to enhance rapid prototyping. A description on how to accurately cure layers of liquid ultraviolet (UV)-curable photo-polymer resin using stereolithography is provided. A discussion of the selective laser sintering (SLS) process is given. Other competing technologies for fast and easy model building are discussed, including fused deposition modeling, electron beam melting, three-dimensional (3D) printing and laminated object manufacturing.
INVOICES, COMPUTER software, FAUCETS, and PRIMERS (Coating)
The article evaluates the 3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard, the Aerocron 2100 Electrocoat Primer for painting from PPG Indusries and Conexiom Invoice Automation Solution softeare from Ecmarket.
This article announces the finalists in the Process/Prototyping category of R & D Magazine's 50th Annual Awards, which include California Eastern Laboratories' MeshWorks wireless solution, Carbtex Technology Inc.'s Smarter Cotton process, and EMD Millipore Corp.'s pDADMAC cell culture process.
RESEARCH & development, ACRYLIC resins, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers brief information on several mechanical equipment and materials for research & development (R&D) including Versaloid Flexible Acrylic Resins (FARs) from Dow Plastics, Westex ShieldCXP for burn resistance from Westex by Milliken, and Fluidic Factory from Blacktrace Holdings Ltd.
The article focuses on a three-dimensional (3D)-printed car body engineered by KOR Ecologic Inc. of Manitoba in the car project called Urbee, for Urban Electric. The design element of Urbee that reportedly received the most attention was how 3D printing was used to fabricate the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic body of the car. A second Urbee prototype has been planned to be designed and built by the Urbee team.
Focuses on the use of rapid prototying, an engineering program in automobiles as an effort to move from concept to product at lightning speed by Parametric Technology Corporation in Waltham, Massachusetts. Name of the program; Information on the uses of software files; Details on solid modeling; Insight into the dynamic performance of these files; Background information on electronic files; Reference to the use of Stereolithography (STL); Detailed information on STL. INSET: More info.
Focuses on developments in rapid prototyping (RP) tools. Efficiency of RP tools; System developed by International Business Machines Corp.; RP processes; Use of laser to selectively cure a photosensitive polymers; Selective laser sintering; Directed light fabrication.
Evaluates a number of computer software packages which improve modeling, simulation and rapid prototyping, with emphasis on Matrix, a mulifaceted software package from Integrated Systems company of Sunnyvale, California. Features of Matrix; Identification of the software packages which are compatible with Matrix; How the applications work; Contact number for further information.
R&D Magazine. Jan96, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p11. 1/5p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Reports that engineers at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Illinois have developed a prototyping process called fused deposition modeling (FDM) that can create ceramic parts. Technology description; Contact information.
ANTHROPOLOGY methodology, HUMAN skeleton, and TOMOGRAPHY
Reports on the development of a human bone prototyping process for anthropology. Companies that are collaborating with anthropologists from the University of Texas in Austin on the project; Use of a three-dimensional laser digitizer and a computed tomography scanner; Advantages of the method.
States that Integrated Engineering Software, Winnipeg, Canada has electromagnetic, thermal and structural Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software tools available. Features of the tools; Cost of CAE software; Contact information.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, DIGITAL printing, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article reports on developments in 3D printing for optical components as of March 2015. Topics include the transparent 3D digital printing service added by researchers at LUXeCel Group BV to its online business-to-business 3D-printing services, 3D-printing techniques including stereolithography, multi-jet modeling and PolyJet, and the role of 3D-printing processes in supporting the rapid prototyping of optical components.
Reports that automakers' rapid prototyping tools, shortens the development time of automotive components and product designs. Computer hardware advances; Comments from Richard Fedchenko, 3-D's vice president/market development. INSET: Rapid prototyping on the Internet..
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the author discusses articles in the issue featuring the R&D 100 Awards Finalists including Process or Prototyping, and Software/Services and Analytical/Test.