RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, SINTERING, and LASERS
The article focuses on the technologies and processes used in the rapid prototyping (RP) system and offers steps involved in selecting the right RP. It discusses the scanning laser autotype (SLA) systems and the Selective Laser Sintering process which are part of the RP systems. It is stated that while choosing the right RP system, it is important to select a reputable service provider which offers a breadth of RP solutions.
ENGINEERING design, INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, and GLOBAL Positioning System
Reports on the use of three-dimensional modeling and tooling technologies by design engineers to reduce the time needed to design their products. Manufacturers' use of rapid prototyping to create physical parts to test aspects of initial design; Polaris Golf Systems' use of rapid injection molding to create a custom housing unit for ProTrac, a global positioning system that enables golfers to accurately determine their distance to any prominent landmark on the golf course.