Reports on the use of rapid prototyping for anatomical medical modeling in surgically separating conjoined twins in Dallas, Texas. Requirement of innovative applications of technologies; Application of multiple imaging modalities; Use of selective coloration.
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.
Reports on DTM Corp.'s joint research program with Loral Vought Systems Corp., Austin, Texas-based University of Texas, and Bayside Materials Technology to develop and demonstrate an advanced processing technology involving rapid prototyping and hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Description of the program; Features of the proposed technology.
Focuses on the manufacturing of prototyping Vanguard machines by DTM Corp. in Austin, Texas. Use of selective laser sintering process; Improvement of proprietary scanning systems; Enhancement of production quality parts.
The article discusses the production by Ali K. Kamrani, associate professor of industrial engineering at the University of Houston in Texas, of prototypes for three skulls of members of the Ninth Cavalry of the U.S. Army. It notes that facial reconstruction was made by Kamrani through three-dimensional (3-D) powder printing. It mentions that a white, chalky powder was transformed into a replica of the skulls through a rapid prototyping machine which uses thin, horizontal cross-sections.
COMPUTER software, RESEARCH institutes, AUTOMOBILE engine software, and DESIGN
Provides information on the Rapid Prototyping Engine Control System, a software-designed tool developed by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas for custom development and modification of engine control systems. Features and functional aspects of the engine design tool; Remarks from Ken Shouse, senior research engineer and project manager at SwRI.
Electronic Engineering Times (01921541). 8/7/2006, Issue 1435, p6-6. 1/2p.
NEW product development and COMPUTER software development
The article reports that the National Instruments Corp. in Austin, Texas has launched during its 20th anniversary the major revision of the vulnerable software environment called LabView 8.20. According to National Instruments president and CEO James Truchard, the revision offers powerful, custom measurement capabilities that can streamline product development through an integrated design, prototyping and deployment platform.
CORPORATE growth, MANUFACTURING processes, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports that Reed Prototype + Model Inc. recently completed a $400,000 expansion by adding a 7,300-square-foot facility to nearly double its manufacturing area. The Austin, Texas-based firm is boosting its prototyping and appearance model capabilities. It serves industries including telecommunications, computers, consumer products and medical. President Philip Reed said that the company has added eight new Fadal machining centers, boosting its total to 24 and a six-color pad printer.
Reports on the plan of Photronics Inc. to install its first 65nm reticle manufacturing line at its facility in Austin, Texas. Reason for engaging in the early prototyping of 65nm designs; Preparation being made by the company for the installation.
Automotive News. 3/7/1994, Vol. 68 Issue 5541, p18. 1/4p. 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Chart.
RESEARCH institutes, COMPUTER-aided design, INDUSTRIAL applications, and COMPUTER simulation
Reports on Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas's engine modeling programs for computer hardware. Use of a modern computer-aided design software to provide parametric design; Solid modeling's production of computer images of parts for better visualization and earlier determination of mass properties; Prototyping of the actual part on the software platform.