Provides information on producing rapid prototypes using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing and computerized numerical control (CNC) machine tools. Background on CNC prototypes; Advantages of machinable wax prototypes; Applications of the prototypes.
INDUSTRIAL costs, COST estimates, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER software, and MANUFACTURING industries
The article discusses the estimation of the manufacturing cost of a product based on product prototyping. It states that the product cost has several components including materials, labor and overhead costs. The author states that a software for estimating the manufacturing cost like Simiax Manufacturing Cost Estimating 3.1 Jaldi, EPS Product Cost Management, and Virtual Production Environments, can help in making fast and accurate estimates. He encourages the teaching of estimating product cost to manufacturing students.
The article evaluates several products including the Elmo TT-02RX Document camera and Eiki 2000 lumen XGA projector from Touchboards, RapManUSA rapid manufacturing/rapid prototyping machine from Tech Ed Concepts, Inc., and Solar/Wind Energy Training System from Lab-Volt Systems, Inc.
COMPUTER software, EDUCATIONAL technology, THREE-dimensional imaging, and LOGIC programming
The article features several equipment, supplies and media that are designed to make teaching easier and more effective, including the 3D Architectural Design Software from Chief Architect, the Direct Logic Programmable Control trainer from Energy Concepts, Inc. and electro-mechanical prototyping kit from GEARS Educational Systems.
TECHNICAL education, CAREER education, and EDUCATIONAL technology -- United States
This section features the products and services of suppliers for the technology education and career and technical education fields in the U.S. Electronix Express offers cost-effective and finest-quality test equipment, soldering tools and supplies, prototyping materials, hand tools and robotics. Goodheart-Willcox Publisher provides textbooks on complex technical concepts. Knight Educational Products offers cost-effective electronic components, tool kits, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and backpacks.
PROTOTYPES, EXAMINATIONS, TEACHING methods, ELECTRIC measurements, and ELECTRIC fuses
The author shares his laboratory strategy in teaching current measurement skills. Prevention of blown fuses is the key feature of his approach. The laboratory exercise for current measurement poses several challenges for students. Steps for modifying an inexpensive prototyping breadboard for a laboratory practical exam are presented.
DISTRIBUTORS (Commerce), COST effectiveness, TECHNOLOGY education, TESTING equipment, and SCHOOL supplies
The article profiles school suppliers and describes their products and services for the technology education and career and technical education fields. Clausing Industrial Inc. provides a range of products and services as well as ready, dependable access to the U.S. customer base. Electronic Express provides cost-effective and finest-quality test equipment, soldering tools and supplies, prototyping materials and much more. Test Equipment Depot supplies schools and universities with electronic testing equipment since 1994.