RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, AUTOMOBILE industry, POLYCARBONATES, and ALKYLBENZENE sulfonates
Offers information on the PC-ABS rapid prototyping material blend of polycarbonate and ABS plastic introduced by Stratasys for use in automobile manufacturing processes. Properties of the technology; Advantages; Principle behind the technology.
The article reports that the company Gordon Murray Design has bought a FDM 400mc rapid prototyping and manufacturing machine from Stratasys Inc. The machine will help the company to bring its first automotive design project, code-named T25, to market. The system offers enhanced accuracy, repeatability, and material properties. The machine will be used in the Prototype Workshop of the firm to build multiple components for automotive design and tooling.
AUTOMOBILE industry, AUTOMOBILE parts, METAL powders, and POWDER metallurgy
Provides information on electron-beam melting (EBM) technology used to transform metal powder into real metal automobile parts. Advantages of the EBM system; Use of the technology by Stratasys Inc.; Configuration of the FDM Vantage X offered by Stratasys.