Features several products related to electronics. Features of the Axiovert 200 MAT inverted microscope by Carl Zeiss Microlmaging Inc; Details of the design of ESZ 800 developed by Etamic Corp.; Description of an automatic dimensional measurement system by RAM Optical Instrumentation Inc.
MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, and THREE-dimensional display systems
Discusses the pros and cons of using three-dimensional and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing in any manufacturing processes. Elimination of costly changes; Performance of pre-production or prototype, first-article inspection; Improvement of statistical process control.
MANUFACTURES, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, COMPUTER-aided design, and NEW product development
The article focuses on Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) project developed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the U.S. The MSL project is a galactic-scale prototyping operation with tens of thousands of parts in various stages of product development. Common measurement programs are generated at JPL during early design and manufacturing stages at an offline programming station. One of the programming step involved is importing Rev A of the compute-aided design (CAD) model into PC-DMIS.
MANUFACTURES, RAPID prototyping, FLEXIBLE manufacturing systems, MATERIALS handling, MANUFACTURING processes, PRODUCTION engineering, and INDUSTRIAL engineering
Features the coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) used in the emerging fixture technology. Benefits of modular fixture technology to CMM operators; Details of the manufacturing process of a modular fixture system; Complaint of many tool manufacturers about modular fixturing.
The article informs that Quality 4.0 must be a significant contributor to the Industry 4.0 revolution happening in manufacturing. It mentions that every new product starts with an idea, preliminary design, prototyping, testing, costing, and then quoting from the supply chain. It also mentions that Original equipment manufacturer provide only 3D models with product manufacturing information.
Reports on Georgia Institute of Technology's establishment of the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute (RPMI). Areas of focus of RPM; Modeling and predicting form errors in rapid prototyping parts.
Reports on the plan of the Department of Energy (DOE) to form partnerships with the private sector for its National Prototyping Center (NPC). Advantages of charter partners; Details on the search of DOE for partners; Contact information.
The article offers information related to the increased use of industrial computed tomography in aerospace industry. Topics discussed include additive manufacturing in aerospace industry, use of 3D printing solutions to shorten supply chains and decrease production time and costs in aerospace engineeering, acceleration in aerospace design and prototyping by the advent of industrial computed tomography.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, MANUFACTURING industries, RAPID prototyping, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has selected the study "The World's First Additively Manufactured Support Structure for Wave Energy Converters," by Jason Cotrell as the winner of the Novel Concepts for Large-scale 3D Printing Challenge. The challenge is part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge which consists of six individual challenges across multiple technologies.
SYSTEMS development, RENEWABLE energy sources, and INDUSTRIAL equipment
The article discusses the move of National Instruments Corp. (NI) to launch its 2011 Green Engineering Grant program in the U.S. The Green Engineering Grant program is a worldwide competitive program that promotes rapid design, prototyping, and commercialization of promising new renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid systems. NI will grant up to 25,000 dollars in NI LabVIEW graphical system design software tools and training to eligible startups.
Focuses on the need for more input into the rapid prototyping (RP) standardization effort of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Commonly used technique in RP; Conclusions of the participants in the `Industry Workshop on Measurement and Standards Issues in Rapid Prototyping'; Suggestion for accomplishing the measurement standardization.
Offers a look at the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) of Delta Research Corp. Prototyping services offered by the company; Challenges faced by the company in developing a transmission system; Benefits of upgrading the CMM.
MANUFACTURES, NEW product development, and QUALITY control
Offers manufacture tips for clearing away product-development roadblocks without sacrificing quality. Reducing parts libraries as well as suppliers; Taking a look at CAD/CAM/CAE options; Collaborating on the Internet; Considering contract services; Investigating advancements in prototyping.
BUSINESS enterprises, CORPORATE growth, CORPORATIONS, and METALWORKING industries
Reports on developments relating to companies in metalworking industries in the U.S. Change of the name of Maryland QC Laboratories Inc. to MQC Labs; Financial performance of Stratasys, a rapid prototyping system maker; Expansion of Intertek ETL Entela's Detroit testing capabilities with new airbag development equipment.