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.
The article reports on the development of additive manufacturing, more commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing. It is said that additive manufacturing is increasingly used to produce parts with greater speed, improved economics and performance. Earlier, additive manufacturing was primarily used to make prototypes of new products.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, JUST-in-time systems, PRODUCTION control, and FOUNDING
Provides information about rapid prototyping systems. Mechanics of the rapid prototyping system; Advantages of rapid prototyping methods; Significance of the rapid prototyping systems in metalcasting processes. INSET: Rapid prototyping advances medical bone implant technology.
Focuses on the advantages of rapid prototyping technologies for product development in the foundry industry. Increase of market share; Factors to consider in the correction of design errors; Enhancement of the manufacturing processes. INSET: Rapid Prototyping Advances Medical Bone Implant Technology.
Machine Design. 4/8/2010, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p52-55. 4p. 3 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, PRINTING, ENGINEERING equipment, MACHINE design, and SINTERING
The article presents survey findings on the capability of rapid-prototyping (RP) technique for micromolded components in a machine design in the U.S. The gathered data primarily focuses on the dimensions, features and performance of various RP technologies, considering the technology requirement in the medical, optical and microelectronics industries. Among the assessed RP tools include stereolitography, 3D printing or inkjet printing, and selective laser sintering.
The article focuses on the booming industry of additive manufacturing. According to NIST’s Brandon Lane, the technology is still relatively new, and maintaining quality control can be time-consuming and challenging. The build up of residual stresses which create cracks between layers and warping the piece is cited.
RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, and ENGINEERING design
Looks at materials and build techniques that change the way companies use rapid prototyping (RP) equipment. Information on some RP build improvements which include software revisions; Benefits of rapid prototypes; Description of the Z-Cast RP pattern process from Griffin Industries. INSETS: Accurate RP parts tell more in wind tunnel tests;Thin layers produce smooth surfaces.
RAPID prototyping, LITHOGRAPHY, MODELING (Sculpture), SINTERING, and MOLDING (Founding)
The article presents several rapid-prototyping techniques for micromolded parts which include stereolithography (STL), fusion-deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS). It says that the first technique utilizes liquid ultraviolet (UV) curable photopolymer resin touched on a UV laser beam. The second technique extrudes a modeling material through a nozzle while the last one uses a high-temperature laser to melt metal into a three-dimensional (3D) part.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, FABRICATION (Manufacturing), and NANOFABRICATION
The article focuses on the move of additive manufacturing to replace conventional fabrication processes in critical areas ranging from aerospace components to medical implants. The possibility of the technology to become a target for malicious attacks is mentioned. The validation technique developed by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Rutgers University is emphasized.
The article presents information on several new approaches for rapid prototyping. Neil Gershenfeld of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology established a few fabrication laboratories (Fab Labs) a few years ago in universities, colleges and housing projects. ShopBot CNC router is a digital fabrication machine developed by ShopBot Tools Inc. based in Durham, North Carolina, which provides a format for making several industrial machines and devices.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, and METAL castings
The article offers information on rapid prototyping, a manufacturing concept which do not necessarily involve metal casting that develops physical prototypes of finished products before starting series production. It presents a scope of possibilities for metal casting operations in theory and practice. It notes that various technologies such as stereolithography and fused deposition modeling are processes wherein a prototype structure is built in a material that can hold the desired shape.
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.
Foundry Management & Technology. Jul2001, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p20. 4p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Chart.
RAPID prototyping and METAL castings
Focuses on the benefits of using rapid prototyping in the U.S. Ability to save time in product development process; Reduction in potential human errors caused by misinterpretation; Enhancement to the casting process of the machines.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, ENGINEERING design, and DIGITAL technology
The article discusses the advantages of using manual methods of rapid prototyping. It states that manual methods can generate metal parts faster and cheaper than using modern prototyping technology. It indicates that digital prototyping technology provides new ways of doing things efficiently but it can be expensive.
RAPID prototyping, HIGH technology industries, THREE-dimensional printing, CARBON nanofibers, and SINTERING
The article discusses the increasingly use of additive manufacturing (AM) to make production parts. The forecast on the possibility of AM leveraged to build stronger objects from materials filled with carbon nanofiber is cited. According to Carol Tolbert, manager of the Manufacturing Innovation Project, they are using direct laser sintering to develop a subscale multielement injector for a rocket engine and to minimize testing cost. The standardization efforts of AM is stated.
Foundry Management & Technology. Jul2008, Vol. 136 Issue 7, p16-18. 3p. 2 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.
CONFERENCES & conventions, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, MANUFACTURING processes -- Congresses, METAL castings industry, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovation conferences
Information about the topics discussed at the 2008 Rapid Conference of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on May 20-22 is presented. The conference tackled the changing trend of rapid prototyping technology in metal casting. The event featured several executives including Tom Mueller of Express Pattern, Peter Klink of EOS and Simon Scott of MCP Tooling Technologies Ltd.
Focuses on issues that need to be addressed in outsourcing for rapid-prototyping (RP) service. Use of a prototype work before considering purchase of the machine; Selection of a rapid-prototyping vendor with multiple RP technologies; Significance of equipment maintenance.
The article offers helpful insights on how to deal with shops that provide rapid prototyping (RP) services. The best RP firms choose the right process in the customer's best interest, turn parts around fast, and have a solid business history. Choosing a trustworthy bureau entails asking the firm on how long it has been in the business, what services it offers, and the age of its equipment. It is also helpful to be cautious of online quoting pitfalls. INSETS: What about start-ups?;Common DDM lingo.