PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING design, EXHIBITIONS, and MOLDING of plastics
Reports on rapid prototyping prospects by prototype makers which exhibited at the National Design & Engineering Show & Conference in Chicago, Illinois in March 2001. Plan for rapid prototyping to replace injection molding for some low-volume parts with high prices; Direct manufacturing efforts by DTM Corp., 3D Systems Corp. and Statasys Inc.; Goal of offering materials that replicate other common resins.
PLASTICS industries, EXHIBITIONS, and EQUIPMENT for injection molding of plastics
Presents plastic injection molding equipments exhibited at the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing 2001 show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Features of ToolMaker System, a model making machine; Introduction of FDP, a precision-machined aluminum tooling, by the Paramount Industries Inc.; Tests for Laser Engineered Net Shaping, an injection mold by Optomec Inc.
This article presents information related to global conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. The "CatCon 2005," was held from May 9-10, 2005 in Houston. The "Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes International Conference 2005," was held in Stuttgart, Germany. The "Stand-Up Pouches 2005," was held from May 10-11, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium. The "Rapid Prototyping Conference & Exposition 2005," was held from May 10-12, 2005 in Dearborn, Michigan.