PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, and SINTERING
The article discusses the automobile technologies Selective Laser Sintering and Three- Dimensional Print Sand, which are capable of producing prototype parts without expensive tooling. With Ford Motor company's help, those processes are at the forefront of rapid prototyping technologies, helping the company dramatically slash costs, improve time to market and better handle frequent product changes.
MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, and INDUSTRIAL efficiency
The article presents information about Direct Manufacturing (DM) technology, developed by Sciaky Inc. The new technique which is based on Electron Beam or Arc (TIG) welding technologies, help in developing functional prototypes and manufactured parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing. Scott Phillips, president of Sciaky, says that DM solution helps in saving money and also improves efficiency.
AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, ORIGINAL equipment manufacturers, PRODUCT management, and BILL of materials
The article offers information on the Dassault Systemases V6, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 2.0 technology program. It says that the program was designed for the development process of many original equipment manufacturers (OEM) of automobile. It states that the introduction of the program allows the PLM tools to collaborate with design and development. It adds that the program improves the Bill of Materials management, concept sharing, and compliance mandates of the OEMs and suppliers.
MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, and AUTOMOBILE industry
An interview with Xavier Melkonian, global accounts automotive executive at Autodesk, is presented. He describes the digital prototyping products of the company and its impact on the automotive industry. He explains the amount automotive companies can save by using digital prototyping. He also states his opinion on the future of automotive prototyping.