Presents news briefs pertaining to the development of products in the engineering industry. Information on rapid prototyping machines; Details on the designs of these products; Features of the products; Manufacturers of the products.
MANUFACTURING processes, MANUFACTURES, PRODUCTION engineering, and HOUSEHOLD floor care machinery manufacturing
The article reports on Oreck, manufacturer of vacuum cleaners and related floor care products, is using direct digital manufacturing as a way to produce jigs, figures and assembly aids. Senior master model maker and rapid prototyping manager Bill Fish describes the company's use of its two fused deposition modeling machines to make over 300 manufacturing aids. INSET: Self-Made Machine.