AUTOMOBILE industry, RESEARCH & development, PROTOTYPES, EXPERIMENTAL automobiles, and THEORY of knowledge
The capacity of organizations to share knowledge is seen as a source of competitive advantage in many industries. Knowledge sourcing and knowledge reuse have been indicated as important enablers of organizational efficiency and innovation performance. Although firms may own valuable knowledge, the presence of barriers to knowledge sourcing and reuse may hinder the exploitation of such knowledge. The present study explores the barriers to knowledge sourcing and reuse from electronic repository and their implications within the virtual product prototyping stage of new products development. The study is based on 24 interviews with research and development (R&D) employees of a large supplier of R&D in the automotive sector. Results demonstrate that the poor operational quality of a repository hinders knowledge sourcing; thereby, people prefer sourcing knowledge from other colleagues rather than from the repository. Moreover, the inefficiencies in knowledge sourcing from a repository, the poor quality of the codified knowledge and its complexity affect the reuse of existing knowledge. This study reveals that knowledge sourcing and knowledge reuse can affect the time performance in the virtual product prototype development process. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Computer-Aided Engineering. Oct 1992, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p84, 4 p. table
Rapid Prototyping, Comparison, Manufacturing, Automobile industry, Automobiles, Chrysler Corp. -- Production management, Repetitive manufacturing systems -- Testing, Automobile industry -- Production management, and Automobiles -- Equipment and supplies
When evaluating rapid prototyping systems it is important to measure the accuracy of the process, as well as the safety and durability of materials. Additionally, it is important to consider the cost of installation, training and maintenance. Chrysler's Jeep and Truck Engineering unit decided to produce a single automobile part on five rapid prototyping systems in order to compare them. Chrysler sent an STL of the speedometer adaptor to five companies: DTM, Cubital, Stratasys, Helisys and 3D Systems. Detailed is an overview of the comparisons between the five systems. Areas discussed include quality quantifications, price parameters, and the benchmark bottom line. Skill and experience of the operator can have a significant effect on the accuracy of the part produced.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, AUTOMOBILE industry, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses the technological innovations rapid prototyping in the field of additive manufacturing industry which has resulted in the economic and operational advantages. It mentions increasing adoption of plastic, polymer and metal processes across various industrial sectors such as automotive, medical and engineering sectors, for prototyping. It also discusses the industrial metal processes such as electron-beam melting and selective laser melting.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, AUTOMOTIVE engineering, and ELECTRON beams
The article explores the evolution of rapid prototyping (RP) in the automotive industry. In terms of engineering, RP is defined as the automatic production of objects using additive manufacturing technology. The capability of RP techniques is reflected on several technologies including fused deposition modelling (FDM), electron beam melting (EBM), stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS).
VIRTUAL machine systems, LEGAL tender, PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, VISUAL programming languages (Computer science), INDUSTRIAL procurement, CONSTRUCTION projects, METHODOLOGY, BUILDING -- Equipment & supplies, and COMPUTER network resources
Purpose - Virtual prototyping technologies linked to building information models are commonplace within the aeronautical and automotive industries. Their use within the construction industry is now emerging. The purpose of this paper is to show how these technologies have been adopted on the pre-tender planning for a typical construction project. Design/methodology/approach - The research methodology taken was an "action research" approach where the researchers and developers were actively involved in the production of the virtual prototypes on behalf of the contractor thereby gaining consistent access to the decisions of the planning staff. The experiences from the case study were considered together with similar research on other construction projects. Findings - The findings from the case studies identify the role of virtual prototyping in components modelling, site modelling, construction equipment modelling, temporary works modelling, construction method visualization and method verification processes. Originality/value - The paper presents a state-of-the-art review and discusses the implications for the tendering process as these technologies are adopted. The adoption of the technologies will lead to new protocols and changes in the procurement of buildings and infrastructure. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Deppe, M., Zanella, M., Robrecht, M., and Hardt, W.
Journal of Systems & Software. Mar2004, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p263. 12p.
PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, REAL-time control, and COMPUTER simulation
Rapid prototyping of complex systems embedded in even more complex environments raises the need for a layered design approach. Our example is a mechatronic design taken from the automotive industry and illustrates the rapid-prototyping procedure of real-time-critical control laws. The approach is based on an object-oriented structuring allowing not only central control units but also distributed control units as needed by today’s designs. The implementation of control laws is a hardware-in-the-loop simulation, refined in steps and reducing the simulation part at every one of these. On the lower level, common platforms, such as FPGAs, microcontrollers or specialized platforms, can be instantiated. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]
The article focuses on the discovery of several automotive companies regarding the benefits of additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping. Team principal Dan Walmsley explains that the Strakka DOME S103 car, which will debut at the 2015 World Endurance Championship, will be the first in which Strakka has had a major design input. The car was initially developed under an aggressive plan with the intention of racing in 2014.
Examines developments in rapid prototyping and their impact on the automotive industry. Aspects of rapid prototyping technology; Features of a rapid prototyping system Z402 developed by Z Corp.; Introduction of two materials for the production of tooling on Sinterstation machines by DTM Corp.; Development of rapid techniques by Rover Group Ltd. for validating the design of structural components.
Focuses on the growing importance of rapid prototyping (RP) to the automotive industry in Great Britain. Description of RP devices under development; Different ways of reducing the stepped effect; Creation of pore-free aluminium oxide ceramics.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, and AUTOMOTIVE engineering
Focuses on various developments, processes and models related to the rapid prototyping systems (RPS) used by the automotive industry to reduce time and cost of taking a product to market. Layer manufacturing; Stereolithography; Selective laser sintering; Fused deposition modelling; Laminated object manufacturing; Indirect Tooling; Metal prototypes; Various case studies related to the RPS.
Automobile Industry, General Motors Co., Automobile industry, and Rapid prototyping
Deep inside the GM Design building where future products from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac take shape and substance, an elite team fashions components, intricate sub assembles and entire scale [...]
Industry Week. May 15, 1995, Vol. 244 Issue 10, p35, 3 p. photograph
Mechanical Dynamics Inc. -- Product information -- 00204138, Automobile industry, Prototypes, Engineering, Product development, and Computer-aided engineering
Automobile companies are operating as a consortium to aid Mechanical Dynamics Inc in developing virtual prototyping systems. The software tool, which will be called ADAMS/Car, will allow the customization of products within a mass-production environment.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and AUTOMOBILE parts
The article offers information on the development of 3D printing technology that involves rapid prototyping which is used in automobile manufacturing processes. It mentions use of the technology called Big Area Additive Manufacturing which provided poor surface finish of cars. It also mentions the adoption of additive manufacturing technique for design and construction of automobile parts and tools.
Automotive News. Jan 9, 2006, Vol. 80 Issue 6184, 16B
Automobile Industry, Technology application, Ford Motor Co. -- Technology application, Ford Motor Co. -- Production management, Transportation equipment industry -- Technology application, Transportation equipment industry -- Production management, and Automobile industry -- Technology application
Computer technology is putting a new spin on wheel design. Ford Motor Co. designers used rapid prototyping - making a prototype part directly from computer-aided design data - to create [...]
KNOWLEDGE management, AUTOMOBILE industry, RESEARCH & development, ERRATA (Publishing), and VIRTUAL product placement
The aforementioned article, published online on 7 April 2015 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, Anthony Wensley, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed because of its unintended duplicate publication in this journal. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
The article reports on the local prototyping for low-pressure injection molding that will be provided by automotive group Henkel Corp. and its partner Cavist Corp., maker of low-pressure molding technology, at Henkel's headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan. It discusses the advantages of using low-pressure injection molding and of local prototyping for automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Information on the brands and technologies offered by Henkel in three business areas is provided.
Discusses the introduction and enhancement of commercial models of software and hardware systems to provide rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation capabilities for designing electronics control systems. Adoption of the prototyping and HIL Systems by the automotive industry; Significance of HIL systems to the aerospace industry; Background on the personal computer-based rapid prototyping and HIL systems. INSET: Rapid prototyping defined.