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.
COMPUTER software, RAPID prototyping, LIGHTING, ENERGY consumption, and OPTICS
The article offers information on software tools that design freeform optics for illumination. Topics discussed include newly developed tools integrated with commercial illumination software quickly create freeform reflective and refractive surfaces, freeform optics tailor resulting illumination pattern to meet system requirements such as enhance the visual appeal and improve energy efficiency.
ENERGY conservation, COMPUTER software, MICROCONTROLLERS, ELECTRONIC controllers, TRANSISTOR design & construction, and ELECTRIC switchgear
The article offers tips on power conservation in micro-controllers. Topics discussed include the author's insights regarding micro-controllers and the relationship between transistor switches and power consumption, the author's recommended software techniques for power conservation which include using the micro-controller's sleep mode, and the challenges involved in the application of these recommendations.
Industry Week/IW. 5/15/95, Vol. 244 Issue 10, p35. 3p. 3 Color Photographs.
COMPUTER software and PROTOTYPE software
Explores Mechanical Dynamics Inc.'s (MDI) strategy that allows its automotive customers to add value to the virtual prototyping software they all use to test product concepts. Virtual prototyping, a way of using software to test-drive products via the computer; Integration of customers into its research and development process; Mass customization; MDI's Automatic Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems (ADAMS).
AUTOMOBILE industry, COMPUTER software, SIMULATION methods & models, TRUCKS, COMPUTER simulation, SERVICE life of automobiles, and AUTOMOBILE doors
Discusses the use of computer simulation in the automotive industry to predict the durability of automobiles. Disadvantage of using simulation computer software to estimate automotive component durability; Approach being taken by BMW to guarantee the durability of the doors of the motor vehicles it manufactures; Type of software used by Liebherr Mining Equipment in modeling its design for a truck.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, COMPUTER software, and FINANCIAL quotations
Presents information on the software technology developed by Xpress3D Inc. that let users view price qoutes from multiple providers of overnight rapid-prototyping (RP). RP technologies offered by Xpress3D to its users.
Reports that applications engineers at GSI Lumonics Inc. have developed a software that allows users to create simple, virtual prototypes from the company's line of galvanometers and resonant scanners. Selection of a starting configuration by defining the scanner/mirror combination or application of interest; Graphical depiction of the performance results.
COMPUTER architecture, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, COMPUTER software, and LITHOGRAPHY
Reports on the expectation on the revolutionary new X Architecture and for design-to-manufacturing collaboration in general. Presentation of X Architecture of a new way of orienting a chip's maze of microscopic wires; Accounts on the launching of X architecture; Effect of X Architecture on photomask production, lithography and manufacturing design rules.
Laser Focus World. Dec2003, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p59-60. 2p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Graph.
COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING, OPTICS, LIGHT sources, and OPTOELECTRONICS
Explores the use of modern optical engineering software to simplify virtual prototyping. Advantages and disadvantages of optical-design software; Overview of the virtual prototyping process; Creation of the light-source model.
The article reports on the increasing use of additive manufacturing (AM) for production and end-use. The problem of software interoperability reportedly costs the automobile industry at least two billion dollars every year. The author says that typical workflow when designing for AM starts with a conceptual design that is displayed in CAD software.
COMPUTER software development, COMPUTER software, and EMBEDDED computer systems
Focuses on software tools for algorithm development of embedded systems. Manipulation and analysis complex mathematical computations; Design of analog circuits and system-level architectures; Fourth-generation languages for defining algorithms; Analog behavior simulators; Embedded-systems programming; Evaluation of development environments. INSET: The power of 4GLs: A case study..
RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software, NEW product development, QUALITY standards, METAL castings industry, FOUNDING, and TOOL design & construction
Ashland Casting Solutions is the world's leading supplier of metal casting chemicals and specialty products including sand-binding resin systems, refractory and ceramic coatings, mold release agents, engineered sand additives and riser sleeves. The group has continually expanded its product offering to serve its customers throughout the entire casting process, including design services such as core design software and rapid prototyping capabilities through to emissions analysis and environmental services. Ashland has recently introduced improvement to its Arena-flow software. This software optimizes core and tooling design. Arena-flow is the most accurate computational fluid dynamic modeling software for core and tooling design. Ashland Casting Solutions has focused on operational excellence to ensure it continually provides value to its customers. The majority of the group's 18 worldwide manufacturing facilities are QS-9000 and ISO 9001 certified and have ISO 14001 registered environmental systems.
DATA transmission systems, COMPUTER software, COMPUTER input-output equipment, and IMAGING systems
Reports on Texas Instruments Inc.'s integrated development environment (IDE) based on the company's TMS320C6000 platform, which aims to accelerate the development of advanced imaging and video application. DSP board with snap-on daughter card for high-speed video input/output; NTSC/PAL-compatible video camera; Imaging and video application utilities; Code Composer Studio IDE; Software modules.
Features the experience of Paramount Industries Inc. in using the I-DEAS soft-prototyping software of SDRC. Evaluation of ergonomic and performance qualities; Determination of pipette volumetric capacity.
COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, RAPID prototyping, ENGINEERING models, POLYMERS, and PHOTOPOLYMERS
Presents the results of a study which determined the effect of aging in stereolithography (SL) parts made from an acrylate-epoxy hybrid resin. Function of SL in rapidly prototyping complex parts; Formation of interpenetrating polymer networks by photopolymer resins; Graphical illustration of the influence of postcuring and aging under different conditions at room temperature on the tensile strength and elongation of Prototherm 12120 parts.