The article focuses on additive manufacturing (AM) or also known as three-dimensional (3D) printing as an alternative for rapid prototyping. It says that AM is use in stereo lithography and selective laser sintering wherein the shape defined by computer-aided design (CAD) is achieved through deposition of various materials and use of lasers to fuse the layers. It mentions the increase trend of using bonded sand as build material.
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RAPID prototyping, FIELD programmable gate arrays -- Evaluation, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on the ZU11EG, ZU17EG and ZU19EG modules as part of the Zynq UltraScale+ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) prototyping boards from Germany-based firm Pro Design Electronic GmbH.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRON beam furnaces, METAL castings, MACHINE parts, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on several commercialized process of metal 3D printing technology. It states the powder bed fusion through laser melting which is suitable for applications that involved functional prototyping and highly complex end-use parts. It cites the electron beam melting (EBM) which is best for complex parts that do not require tight tolerances. It mentions the infiltrated binder jetting which is recommended for non-precious jewelry and next-generation castings.
RAPID prototyping, SPECIFICATIONS, ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS, THERMOPLASTICS, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on seven specifications of the subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP) technology which was developed by the electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland including affordability, versatility and programming. It mentions that the technology provide multiple applications for designer and engineer. It further discusses that the technology supports thermoplastics.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL safety, ELECTRIC drills, GLUE guns, 3-D printers, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on several tools used in a prototyping shop. Topics discussed include features of a standard rotary tool, uses of a hot glue gun and importance of a table saw. Also mentioned are the different types of three-dimensional (3D) printers and safety precautions when setting up a workspace for prototyping purposes.
In this paper, a process for direct laser structuring of microwave circuits in low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology is reported. An efficient alternative to screen printing is proposed for prototyping circuits by laser patterning the conductors on the unfired tape. A line width and gap of 50 μm are achieved with laser machining. A range of samples has been studied using a scanning electron microscope in order to optimize the process parameters. The surface roughness of laser-treated samples is measured with a surface profiler and compared with the untreated samples. A method of creating microvias and trenches in thick LTCC substrate is also demonstrated. For 254 μm thick green tape, vias with a diameter and separation of 50 μm are realized along with trenches having a width as small as 30 μm. The method of optimizing the laser machining process is described in detail. A band-stop mushroom resonator and a microstrip ring resonator filter are fabricated and their results compared against simulations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING models, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article evaluates the Eden550V, a PolyJet rapid prototyping system, from Stratasys Inc. and offers information on its speed and resolution settings which allows users to match these properties to specific projects.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article reports on the move of Daimler AG, a multinational automotive company, adopting Ricoh AM S5500P additive manufacturing machines into its rapid prototyping process to support the demand for advanced plastics.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on the growing popularity of three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology for rapid prototyping tasks. Topics discussed include the partnership of McLaren Racing with 3D printing company Stratasys, the forecast by market analyst Research and Markets on the expected increase of 3D-printing by 2021, and the advancements in rapid prototyping technology. It also discusses the efforts to enable the technology to develop prototype that can function similarly to the final product.
RAPID prototyping, STORAGE, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses the prototyping of a keepsake storage system for protecting keepsakes from premature deterioration, crafted by husband and wife team Karla and Rene Pena, owning the firm Kraftlyn. It mentions that they were unaware of the appropriate technology to be used in order to develop the product. It states that once the initial design and layout was done by the firm's designing team, it was handed off to the engineering team for further development of the product.
Discusses the invention of the rapid prototyping device. Use of digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns; Changes in the design, engineering and manufacturing processes within the consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive industries; Definition of rapid prototyping as the collection of technologies that are driven by computer-aided design data to produce physical models.
The article offers the insights of several design engineering industry leaders on developments in rapid prototyping materials, including Gaurang Trivedi of Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services, Bill Camuel of RedEye, and Buddy Byrum, of 3D Systems. It also mentioned their expectations for future prototyping materials like three-dimensional (3D) printing materials, ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, and hybrid casting material.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL engineering, NEW product development, MANUFACTURES, SCANNING systems, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses the benefits of the Thing-O-Matic rapid prototyping machine produced by Makerbot Industries to decreasing manufacturing production time. More broadly, the author is concerned with industrial engineering methods during a time when the product development process has received increased attention. The device allows industrial engineers to create product designs with 3-D modeling software. The author also explains the benefits of the Reigl LMS-Q20 rapid laser scanner.
RAPID prototyping, LABORATORY equipment & supplies, MANUFACTURES, MANUFACTURING processes, PUBLIC spaces, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses fabrication laboratories (Fab Lab), which are public spaces where individuals can rapidly prototype their products at a low cost, and how personalized manufacturing is supplementing traditional engineering methods. Topics include Fab Labs' role in democratizing digital fabrication equipment, distributed mass manufacturing and the creation of personal fabricators, and how there are Fab Labs all around the world.