RAPID prototyping, INJECTION molding, THERMOPLASTICS, SILICONE rubber, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article focuses on digital manufacturing model is accelerating from rapid prototypes and first-run production parts to "on-demand" short-run manufacturing with injection molding services. It mentions one-demand injection molding of thermoplastics and silicone rubber outpaced its prototyping business for the first time. It also mentions new processes within injection molding and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining with additive manufacturing.
Modern Machine Shop. Dec2017, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p66-68. 2p.
RAPID prototyping, MACHINE shops, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses the author's insights on functional prototyping being carried by machine shops that adopt additive manufacturing (AM). He outlines the advantages of functional prototyping for machinists. The author believes that those machine shops making functional prototypes could find themselves displaced from the supply chain if their customers decide to leverage AM technology.
Modern Machine Shop. Jul2016, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p50-60. 6p.
RAPID prototyping, SMALL business, EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCES & conventions, 3-D printers, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reflects on the event, Rapid 2016 held in the U.S. It states that the event was organized by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and around 247 exhibitors participated in it. It also mentions that registration for the third annual Additive Manufacturing Conference to be held in 2016 is open now.
Reports on the importance of 3D printers in bringing rapid prototyping capabilities in-house for many plastic manufacturers. Information on "Wohlers Report 2004" released by rapid prototyping guru Terry Wohlers; Price range of 3D printers from Stratasys and Z Corp.; Key advantage of Stratasys' Dimension 3D printer.
PROTOTYPES, RAPID prototyping, ENGINEERING design, MACHINING, and MOLDING of plastics
Discusses the benefits of a hybrid rapid-prototyping technique combined with casting and machining in creating a plastic prototype parts. Target application of the technique; Time and cost benefits of the process; Patented technology used in the system.
Production Machining. May2008, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p34-35. 2p.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER-aided design, COMPUTER-aided engineering, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article focuses on the development of rapid prototyping (RP) industry in the U.S. It is noted that the industry exist with prototypes being developed in hours rather than in days or weeks. The application of direct digital manufacturing (DDM) is considered as the latest RP development due to the increasing sophistication of the parts being developed. DDM begins in design just as the computer-aided design (CAD) of a jigsaw.
RAPID prototyping, SUPPLIERS, PROTOTYPES, and THERMOPLASTICS
The article provides examples of how two major rapid prototype (RP) and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) suppliers are closing the production quality gap between additive fabrication technologies and conventional injection molding. ABSplus and ABS-M30 are two new thermoplastics from Stratasys for the company's fused deposition modeling (FDM) systems. South Carolina-based 3D Systems Corporation's V-Flash Desktop Modeler is small three-dimensional printer that uses film transfer imaging (FTI).
The article features the General Motors (GM) rapid prototyping (RP) laboratory located on the campus of the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The 9,000-square-foot laboratory builds a variety of prototypes from bumpers to spoilers using technology of selective laser sintering (SLS) and stereolithography (SLA), referred to as RP and becoming known as additive manufacturing (AM). RP will allow Gm to reduce cost on product development and time-to-market.
The article offers information about easing one's machinery company into additive manufacturing (AM) through layered learning. Several critical topics being discussed include 3D-printing design aids, such as prototypes, concept models, and other visual examples that support product design and development as well as other production aids post-processing of AM parts.
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.
RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER-aided design, BRAND name products, PRINTING machinery & supplies, and THREE-dimensional imaging
Provides information on three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design printing systems for rapid prototyping (RP). Advantages of 3D prototype printing; Features of the Eden26O photopolymer-jetting system from Stratasys and the InVision LD 3-D Printer from 3D Systems Corp.; Materials for RP.
RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER-aided design, MODELS & modelmaking, KIA automobiles, and BICYCLE equipment
Explains rapid prototyping (RP), the process of creating physical models out of plastic directly from computer-aided design (CAD) geometry files. Application of RP in design of Kia by Hyundai Mobis; Benefits of RP to S&S Cycle Inc.; Use of RP in producing finished parts such gearheads of bikes.
Provides information on several rapid prototyping (RP) materials introduced by companies from around the world. Description of ProtoComposites from DSM Somos; Comparison between the Somos 9100 series resins and DSM ProtoTool 20 L; Selection of RP materials offered by 3D Systems.
RAPID prototyping, PHOTOPOLYMERS, and SYNTHETIC gums & resins
The article presents information on the stereolithography resins and colored resins developed by DSM Somos, Huntsman Advanced Materials and 3D Systems. The recent introduction of a number of stereolithography resins and colored resins for an inkjet-style desktop three-dimensional printer reflect the growing interest in rapid-prototyping technologies. DSM has created the Somos 9420 EP-White photopolymer while Huntsman developed RenShape SL 7800, a clear amber epoxy acrylate photopolymer.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, MANUFACTURING processes, PLASTICS, MOLDING (Founding), and MEDICAL equipment
The article looks at the innovations in prototyping and manufacturing equipment and processes in the plastics processing industry. Spectrum Plastics improved its RP/AM and injection molding capacities with its rapid tooling technology on its Dynaclass Quick-Turn tooling system. Thogus Products boosted its RP/AM demand from clients for healthcare and medical instruments since it bought its Stratasys FDM system. INSET: Rapid-Prototyping, Additive-Manufacturing Methods.
The article evaluates several machinery equipments including BBT200 series chuck from Kitagawa-NorthTech Inc., ZBuilder rapid prototyping systems from Z Corp., and VOM 50 radial drill machine from Weiler corp.