A directory for companies offering rapid prototyping services, a group of techniques used for rapid construction of scale model of products with the help of three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) data, including materials, hardware and software across the U.S.
Product Design & Development. March 2016, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p24, 2 p.
3D printing -- Methods
With the addition of 3D printing to a designer's arsenal, prototyping becomes quicker and easier. Current 3D printers can quickly create models from multiple materials or from ultra-light plastic. ZMorph [...]
Product Design & Development. Oct 2009, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p27, 16 p.
Canada, China, and United Kingdom
EQUIPMENT 3D Rapid Prototyping of SolderMask, Inc. 17905 Metzler Lane Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Phone: 714-848-4559 Fax: 714-847-0244 email@example.com www.3drp.com AICON 3D Systems GmbH Biberweg 30C Braunschweig, Germany 38114 Phone: [...]
Cyth Systems (San Diego, CA) has released a new Circaflex CFX-500 series embedded control system, which lowers product size and time-to-market for biomedical and biotechnology OEMs. Based on the newest [...]
Product Design & Development. June 2014, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p13, 1 p.
National Instruments (Austin, TX) has announced an integrated software defined radio solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance, multichannel wireless communication systems. Wireless engineers can use this technology to rapidly prototype real-time [...]
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, SHIPMENT of goods, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
The article reports on the fast evolution of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies making them the frontliners in the additive manufacturing revolution. The 3D printing market is expected to growth through 2021 and recent developments in speed, quality, and the variety of materials it can print made 3D printing surpass its traditional role as a rapid prototyping tool. Global unit shipments of 3D printers in 2016 is 455,772 and is forecast to increase to 6,700,000 by 2020.
Presents a number of product solutions for design engineers. ESI Group's PAM-MEDYSA 2G virtual prototyping software; KVH Industries Inc.'s TG-6000 inertial measurement unit which employs a three-axis configuration for digital signal processing; Revvo Caster Co. Inc.'s Flexello JA Series swivel jacking casters; Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc.'s Minimatic Push-Quick Fitting line for quick assembly of pneumatic circuits.
The article offers the insights of several design engineering industry leaders on developments in rapid prototyping materials, including Gaurang Trivedi of Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services, Bill Camuel of RedEye, and Buddy Byrum, of 3D Systems. It also mentioned their expectations for future prototyping materials like three-dimensional (3D) printing materials, ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, and hybrid casting material.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, INVENTIONS, CONSUMPTION (Economics), and PRODUCT management
In this article the author focuses on the importance of trials and experimentation in new products or innovative solutions. He states that the scientific experimentation is disfavored in product innovation due to its high cost and more time consumption. He further mentions the role of simulations to supplant trials for determining the validity of developing design.