The article offers information on the Rapid Prototype Laboratory (RP Lab), located inside the General Motors (GM) Design building in Detroit, Michigan. The RP Lab houses a highly specialized three-dimensional (3D) rapid prototyping manufacturing equipment, which has resulted in dramatic efficiencies in GM wind tunnel testing across GM's entire car and truck lineup. It also features two fabrication processes, namely, selective laser sintering (SLS) and stereo lithography apparatus (SLA).
The article reports on the new prototyping service department introduced by laser products manufacturer FSL3D. Topics discussed include the popularity of three-dimensional (3D) printing, the growth of global additive manufacturing industry, and the function of the prototyping department as the one that will take advantage of the company's 3D printing and laser cutting technologies.
COMPUTER-aided design software, ENGINEERING software, and COMPUTER simulation
The article reports that EMA Design Automation Inc., a service provider of mechanical and electrical computer-aided design (CAD) tools, will now offer Autodesk Inc.'s 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers in Rochester, New York. It states that the product lineup for manufacturers include Autodesk Vault which comprises solution for Digital Prototyping. It notes that Digital Prototyping gives manufacturers the ability to simulate a product digitally before being built.
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COMPUTER software development, SOFTWARE engineering, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software industry, PRODUCT management, NEW product development, and COMPUTER-aided design software
The article reports on the introduction of the 2D and 3D design and engineering software products for manufacturers for 2010 by Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, California. The software releases are designed to help manufacturers develop better products, that range from mobile phones to bulldozers, in a short period of time. The product lineup which constitutes the firm's solution for Digital Prototyping includes AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Furthermore, the releases are indicated to provide greater range of design, visualization, and simulation capabilities.
Introduces MercuryPlus emulation system and Rapid Prototyping System developed by Quickturn, a Cadence company in San Jose, California. Features of the emulation and prototyping products; Details on pricing and availability of the electronic products; Compatibility of the products with other systems; Background of Quickturn and Cadence.