RAPID prototyping, CERAMIC industries, MINERAL industries, THREE-dimensional printing, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article reports developments in additive manufacturing or three-dimensional (3D) printing technology and its benefits to the ceramics industry as of August 2015. Also cited are the laser stereolithography (SLA) technology dedicated to ceramics production, several ceramic paste products like alumina, zirconia, and hydroxyapatite, as well as the development of the so-called loaded resins.
In the article, the author discusses developments in additive manufacturing or three-dimensional (3D) printing as of August 2015, including a report by BCC Research showing that the global 3D printing market stood at 3.8 billion dollars in 2014.
The article describes the case of IPS Ceramics Ltd., which launched a facility that relies on rapid prototyping, or time compression technology. The full-service facility, which features the subtractive rapid prototyping machine Roland Modela II MDX-540 system, allows manufacturers to test new product lines before committing to production volumes. Several IPS customers are increasingly including the company as part of their overall process and technology solution, such as Lenox Corp. and Figgjo AS.
RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, 3-D printers, THREE-dimensional printing, and PRINTING machinery & supplies
The article reports on the increased use of 3D printers to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in several applications. It is said that 3D printing technology can produce sophisticated structures with greater flexibility and efficiency. Product development cycles is reduced by the use of 3D printers to make prototypes considerably.
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MANUFACTURING processes and TECHNOLOGY
Reports that rapid prototyping (RP) has quickly gained acceptance in many manufacturing operations, however, a dearth of standards and industry-accepted measurement methods may ultimately limit the usefulness of the technology. Results of file exchanges between design systems and RP machines; Encouragement given to the users and developers of RP systems.
MANUFACTURING processes and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
Reports about the decision of NIST and two partners to survey the technology of rapid prototyping (RP) and solicit ideas from the United States industry on what standards and measurement-related issues on RP warrant the agency's attention. Reason for the survey; Use of the survey results to guide planning activities of the agency's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.
Offers an economical alternative to traditional injection molding from MCL Prototypes of Cumming, Georgia. Results of being expensive and time consuming of traditional injection molding of ceramic parts; How standard shapes of several sizes and thicknesses can be made.
CERAMIC industries, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, CERAMICS, and THREE-dimensional display systems
The article focuses on novel ceramic manufacturing techniques for the production of complex-shaped ceramic parts with specific microstructures and properties. It mentions that solid free form (SFF) and ceramic 3-D printing based on laser stereolithography are the available new ceramic manufacturing methods in use. The resulting ceramic parts do not need expensive secondary operations. The technology allows for both rapid prototyping and volume production of final parts.
Focuses on the relation between tape casting and rapid prototyping (RP) process. Details of the tape casting process, a method for fabricating capacitors; Distinct phases of the tape; Role of the green-sheet as a feed stock for RP, also known as solid freeform fabrication (SFF); Motivation behind the application of SFF to engineering ceramics; Types of rapid prototyping that can use tape-cast green-sheet.
Reports on AlSiMag Technical Ceramics' expansion of material capabilities for textile guide components with two new zirconia materials and three new alumina materials. Properties of AlSiMag's aluminas, titanias and zirconias; Special polishing techniques offered for especially demanding frictional characteristics; AlSiMag's establishment of a fast-turn prototyping concept.
The article introduces various products related to mineral industry.Richard E. Mistler, Inc. has designed for process and product development, the TTC-1200 tabletop tape casting machine for prototyping, new products, research and small volume casting. According to the company, all product lines offer high particle and surface chemical purity and are manufactured to ISO-9001, USP and cGMP standards. The product from Nanophase Technologies Corp. provides essentially spherical zinc oxide nanoparticles that are approximately 20 nanometers and feature narrow particle size distributions while retaining their discrete non-aggregating properties. The companyoffers zinc oxide nanoparticles in 60, 35 and 20 nanometer sizes.