Information Services & Use. Jan-April, 2015, Vol. 35 Issue 1-2, p71, 5 p.
Application development software, Application installation/distribution software, Proprietary processor-based system, Technology application, Rapid prototyping -- Methods, and Program development software -- Usage
To build a platform for (high, sustainable) use, we need to know what will thrill users. Finding the right concoction of technology, functionality and design to delight users takes a thousand decisions, pivots and changes. The JSTOR Labs team has been using Flash Builds--high-intensity, short-burst, user-driven development efforts--in order to prototype new ideas and get to a user saying 'Wow' in as little as a week. In this paper, a distillation of a presentation I gave at NFAIS 2015, I will describe how we have done this, highlighting the partnerships, skills, tools and content that help us innovate. Keywords: Flash builds, innovation, labs, user-centered design, lean startup, minimum viable product DOI 10.3233/ISU-150763
Rangel, David P., Superak, Claire, Bielschowsky, Mayra, Farris, Katie, Falconer, Ruth E., and Baveye, Philippe C.
Soil Science Society of America Journal. Jan 2013, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p54, 6 p.
Technology application, Rapid prototyping -- Technology application, 3D printing -- Technology application, and Technological innovations -- Usage
Until recently, the custom manufacture of equipment for laboratory or field experiments in soil science required appreciable know-how, and was extremely time-consuming. Technological advances in rapid prototyping and o3-D printingo in the last decade afford significant, and as yet untapped, opportunities to manufacture equipment in a very different way. In the present note, we demonstrate with two concrete examples that 3-D printing is not only a very effective and versatile technique to produce laboratory or field equipment. It also alleviates some of the restrictive technical constraints imposed by lathes and molding processes used traditionally, and it permits a much more efficient sharing of information among researchers. Given the tremendous advances in 3-D printing unfolding at the moment, it is anticipated that this technology will revolutionize the way we design, and especially replicate, experiments in soil science.
Appliance Design. Nov 2017, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p30, 3 p.
Time to market, Technology application, Product development -- Technology application, and 3D printing -- Technology application
From its origins as a plastic prototyping process almost three decades ago, the 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM) industry can demonstrate an impressive growth curve. This growth is testament [...]
Park, Su A., Kim, Hyo Joo, Lee, Su Hee, Lee, Jun Hee, Kim, Hyung Keun, Yoon, Taek Rim, and Kim, WanDoo
Polymer Engineering and Science. Sept, 2011, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p1883, 8 p.
Technology application, Rapid prototyping -- Methods, Tissue engineering -- Technology application, and Biological products -- Production processes
INTRODUCTION The three-dimensional (3-D) structure of tissue-engineered scaffolds and, therefore, their ability to support the formation of new tissue is greatly influenced by their porosity and pore size. A large [...] Tissue-engineered scaffolds require an adequate three-dimensional (3-D) structure for cell growth and attachment. Solid freeform fabrication can provide the interconnected pore to induce the cell ingrowth, and electrospinning technique can make the nanofiber web with high surface for cell attachment. In this study, 3-D polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds were fabricated using a rapid prototyping plotting system coupled with an electrospinning apparatus. Scanning electron micrographs showed that these hybrid scaffolds had a regular microfiber structure with interconnected pores and a nanofiber distribution appropriate for cell attachment. Scaffolds were seeded with MG63 cells for in vitro study and implanted in the tibia of rabbit for in vivo study. The resulting structure also facilitated cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation as evidenced by biochemical analyses and confocal microscopy. The hybrid scaffolds also exhibited good biocompatibility and osteoconductivity in animal studies. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 51:1883-1890, 2011. [c] 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers
Here we demonstrate the use of microstereolithography (MSL), a 3D direct manufacturing technique, as a viable method to produce small-scale microfluidic components for electrochemical flow detection. The flow cell is assembled simply by resting the microfabricated component on the electrode of interest and securing with thread! This configuration allows the use of a wide range of electrode materials. Furthermore, our approach eliminates the need for additional sealing methods, such as adhesives, waxes, and screws, which have previously been deployed. In addition, it removes any issues associated with compression of the cell chamber. MSL allows a reduction of the dimensions of the channel geometry (and the resultant component) and, compared to most previously produced devices, it offers a high degree of flexibility in the design, reduced manufacture time, and high reliability. Importantly, the polymer utilized does not distort so that the cell maintains well-defined geometrical dimensions after assembly. For the studies herein the channel dimensions were 3 mm wide, 3.5 mm long, and 192 or 250 [micro]m high. The channel flow cell dimensions were chosen to ensure that the substrate electrodes experienced laminar flow conditions, even with volume flow rates of up to 64 mL [min.sup.-1] (the limit of our pumping system). The steady-state transport-limited current response, for the oxidation of ferrocenylmethyl trimethylammonium hexaflorophosphate ([FcTMA.sup.+]), at gold and polycrystalline boron doped diamond (pBDD) band electrodes was in agreement with the Levich equation and/or finite element simulations of mass transport. We believe that this method of creating and using channel flow electrodes offers a wide range of new applications from electroanalysis to electrocatalysis. 10.1021/ac100345v
Packaging Digest. May 2013, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p26, 3 p.
Food and beverage production/distribution software, Technology application, Campbell Soup Co. -- Packaging, Campbell Soup Co. -- Technology application, Food industry -- Packaging, Food industry -- Technology application, Packaging -- Technology application, and Rapid prototyping -- Technology application
Three-dimensional (3D) technologies and services for rapid prototyping have become more affordable over the last decade. Now is the time to take advantage of them during the packaging design process. [...]
ECN-Electronic Component News. Oct 2016, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p13, 2 p.
Time to market, Open source software, Technology application, Product development -- Technology application, Public software -- Technology application, and Rapid prototyping -- Technology application
NXP Semiconductors: Hexiwear Hexiwear, a complete loT and wearable development solution based on open source hardware and application software, is designed to reduce development costs and speed time-to-market in loT [...]
Klein, Philippe, Fradet, Frederic, Metwally, Hossam, and Merchal, Thierry
Plastics Engineering. Jan 2013, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p22, 5 p.
CAD/CAM software, CAD software, Technology application, Plastic containers -- Models, Plastic containers -- Technology application, CAD-CAM systems -- Computer programs, CAD-CAM systems -- Usage, and CAD-CAM systems -- Analysis
INTRODUCTION The ever-increasing energy and resin prices are continuously putting pressure on plastic part manufacturers. An incremental weight reduction of a blow molded part will result in substantial cost savings [...]
A childhood love of turbines led to the design and eventual 3D printing of unusual aircraft engine that blends three distinct technologies. Nino Caldarola, an application specialist at Autodesk reseller [...]
Technology application, Breast cancer -- Research, Breast cancer -- Reports, Breast cancer -- Technology application, Oncology, Experimental -- Reports, Oncology, Experimental -- Technology application, 3D printing -- Reports, 3D printing -- Technology application, Cancer -- Research, Cancer -- Reports, Cancer -- Technology application, Women -- Health aspects, Women -- Reports, and Women -- Technology application
2017 JAN 19 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology - Breast Cancer. According to news reporting from [...]
Kuehnert, Tom, Rusdorf, Stephan, and Brunnett, Guido
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Sept-Oct, 2011, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p30, 13 p.
CAD/CAM/CIM system, 3D technology, Technology application, CAD-CAM systems -- Usage, Degrees of freedom (Mechanics) -- Analysis, Footwear industry -- Technology application, and Three-dimensional display systems -- Usage
Life-cycle management (LCM) has been employed in the management of construction projects for many years in order to reduce whole life cost, time, risk and improve the service to owners. However, owing to lack of an effective information sharing platform, the current LCM of construction projects is not effectively used in the construction industry. Based upon the analysis of the information flow of LCM, a virtual prototyping (VP)-based communication and collaboration information platform is proposed. Following this, the platform is customized using DASSAULT software. The whole process of implementing the VP-based LCM of projects is analyzed via the application to a real-life construction project. The advantages of implementing a VP-based LCM are also discussed and, from a simple case study, it is demonstrated that the VP-based communication and collaboration information platform is an effective tool to support the LCM of construction projects. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2010)26:1(41) CE Database subject headings: Construction management; Life cycles; Information management; Communication. Author keywords: Construction projects; Life cycle management; Information sharing; Virtual prototyping.
Technology application, 3D printing -- Technology application, and Microfluidics -- Technology application
Prototyping of microfluidic devices presents a number of challenges. Fabrication techniques such as clean room-based microfabrication, injection molding and milling and bonding are generally slow and expensive, and traditional 3D [...]
Cong, J., Bin Liu, Neuendorffer, S., Noguera, J., Vissers, K., and Zhiru Zhang
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. April 2011, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p473, 19 p.
Digital signal processor, Embedded system, System on a chip, Programmable logic array, Quality of service, Technology application, Digital signal processors -- Technology application, Embedded systems -- Design and construction, Digital integrated circuits -- Usage, and Mathematical optimization -- Methods
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. June 2010, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p144, 14 p.
User interface, Technology application, Usability testing -- Methods, User interface -- Evaluation, College students -- Technology application, Web sites -- Design and construction, and Web sites -- Innovations
A fully automatic stripping and crimping system might be the "glamour" technology of wire harness assembly shops. However, there's still plenty of work for handheld electric, pneumatic and manually powered [...]