PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, THREE-dimensional printing, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, and MACHINE design
The article discusses the significance of three-dimensional (3d) printing on prototyping technique. The advantages of 3d printing are discussed including making prototyping easier and quicker through creating models from multiple materials or from ultra-light plastic. Information about computer numerical control (CNC) machine for prototyping is also provided.
Product Design & Development. Mar2007, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p23-23. 1p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, FLOW injection analysis, SINTERING, and AUTOMOBILE parts
The article focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the three rapid manufacturing techniques, namely, stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS). SLA can be used for prototyping automobile parts. Prototype parts can be built from high-performance engineering thermoplastics, namely, polycarbonate and polyphenylsulfone, by using FDM. SLS is suitable for direct manufacturing by using a plastic powder, comments the author.
PROTOTYPES, PRODUCT design, MANUFACTURING processes, COST effectiveness, and INDUSTRIAL design
The article focuses on the emergence of prototyping in product design process. It discusses that businesses are recognizing the method's cost saving aspects, which allow them to discover design errors or simple changes that they want to make early in the process. It also used as a concept verification that show people what they were working on and get feedback early and often as the project progresses.
PROTOTYPES, MOLDING material manufacturing, MACHINING, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article lists views of experts on 3D printing and other prototyping technologies including Colin Blain, Dávid Lakatos, and Eric Utley. According to Blain, if a product is manufactured other than Additive Manufacturing (AM), design may be costly to manufacture. Lakatos states that designers need to be aware of all the 3D printing limitations. Utley discusses the transition from additive to molding and machining,
PROTOTYPES, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
The article focuses on the project of designing, prototyping and manufacturing the 14-foot tall three dimensional (3D) printed creature called "Bodock," by 3D printing equipment manufacturer Stratasys, Stan Winston School of Character Arts, and Condé Nast Entertainment. Topics include the use of an array of 3D printers for the project, the filming of the entire process by a crew from the Stan Winston School, and debut of the creature at Comic-Con International convention in 2014.
PROTOTYPES, BUSINESS planning, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, SMALL scale system, and PRINTING machinery & supplies
The article discusses the significance of three-dimensional (3D) printing as the golden nugget for prototyping and small-scale manufacturing. It highlights the Brooklyn, New York-based MakerBot Industries LLC as the premier in designing and manufacturing 3D printing equipments. It notes that the company has started designing open-source 3D printer and adjusted its business plans as 3D printing increases its popularity in the market, according to its chief executive officer (CEO) Bre Pettis.
PROTOTYPES, POWDER metallurgy, SINTERING, LASER beams, METAL powders, and ERRORS
The article presents information on the misconceptions of direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). It notes that the DMLS uses a focused laser beam to melt and fuse the metal powders into a solid part in 20 micron layers. It mentions several misconceptions on the technology including its use which is for prototyping and not manufacturing, the parts of the DMLS are not as strong as the traditional metal parts, and that it is expensive compared to machining or casing.