The article informs about WESTEC Long Beach Convention Center event which showcased the latest in machinery, metrology, design, digital innovations, 3D printing, and engineering expertise in California. It mentions how the emerging technologies that are transforming how we design and make things. It further reports that the Complimentary educational sessions included interactive Knowledge Bars, keynote addresses and informative new-product demonstrations.
RAPID prototyping, ENGINEERING design, THREE-dimensional printing, MATERIALS, 3-D printers, and DIGITAL printing presses
An interview with Nadav Goshen, chief executive officer (CEO) of MakerBot Industries, is presented. Topic include the platform was designed for engineers who need immediate access to a 3D printer that can deliver industrial performance but at a significantly lower cost, and also providing engineers with more material options by working with filament suppliers to offer a wider range of materials.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, HIGH-speed machining, CUTTING machines, METAL cutting, and METAL powders
The article focuses on how the lessons learned by manufacturers from metalcutting can guide in their adoption of additive manufacturing (AM). Topics covered include how AM equipment developers are addressing the lack of speed that limits AM, the importance of optimizing material delivery and post-processing to ensure the efficiency of the entire system, and the influence of metal printing on metal removal.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING industries, TECHNOLOGY documentation, THREE-dimensional printing, and CRANIOTOMY
The article discusses several papers related to technology and its industrial application. Among the topics discussed on selected papers include the advancement on additive manufacturing (AM) and rapid prototyping (PR), the application of RP models in the fabrication of custom titanium mesh cranioplasty plates for large skull defect treatment, and the development of hybrid manufacturing process in the production of dense metal parts.
RAPID prototyping, NEW business enterprises, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and CREATIVE thinking
The article discusses the Wohlers Report 2015, which provides an annual summary on the additive manufacturing industry, with estimates and forecasts. The report states that 3D printing has led to creative way of thinking and conducting business. It has resulted in startup companies as well as fresh business models. According to the report, the technology has given birth to new types of educational and training programs that offer hands-on learning, experimentation, creativity, and invention.
The article talks about how automotive and healthcare industries are adopting digital fabrication or metal additive manufacturing (MAM) ro accelerate technologies such as laser cladding or jetting of metal powder, and states that it could lead to several high-wage jobs.
Discusses the invention of the rapid prototyping device. Use of digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns; Changes in the design, engineering and manufacturing processes within the consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive industries; Definition of rapid prototyping as the collection of technologies that are driven by computer-aided design data to produce physical models.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, and PROTOTYPES
Focuses on innovation in rapid prototyping (RP) processes and machines. Additive RP process; Subtractive RP technology, a machining using high-speed spindles and relatively machinable aluminum alloys; Advice on choosing the right RP process by Dan Mishek of rapid prototyping and tooling service bureau of Vista Technologies LLC. INSET: RP Once Again on the Rise..
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and POLYMERS
Reports innovations in rapid prototyping (RP) technology. Development of polymers used in RP equipment; Ability of using RP in production process; Changes in RP design to adopt with manufacturing process.
The article features the Eden500V Polyjet large-format rapid prototyping system by Object Geometries Co. and distributed by Stratasys Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The system uses four material cartridges that support the larger builds, so the machine can operate longer untended, improving productivity over existing Polyjet systems. The settings offer a horizontal and vertical resolution of 600 dots per inch.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING industries, INDUSTRIAL engineering, and MECHANICAL engineering
Reports on trend in sales in the rapid prototyping industry in the U.S. Increase in the amount sales; Factors triggering the surge in low-end machine sales; Table showing the volume of sales from 1998 through 2003.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and AUTOMOBILE parts
The article offers information on the development of 3D printing technology that involves rapid prototyping which is used in automobile manufacturing processes. It mentions use of the technology called Big Area Additive Manufacturing which provided poor surface finish of cars. It also mentions the adoption of additive manufacturing technique for design and construction of automobile parts and tools.
RAPID prototyping, SCANNING systems, and REVERSE engineering software
An interview with Dan Gustafson, developer of 3-D scanners for rapid prototyping and reverse, is presented. When asked about the extent of importance of software in reverse-engineering, he contends that it is crucial for improving productivity and encouraging innovation. He states that Rapid Works software offers intelligent feature recognition. He also mentions that any industry which develops new products and reverse models legacy parts can utilize the 3-D scanning.
The article discusses additive manufacturing (AM), formerly known as rapid-prototyping technology. It explores the increasing need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to cope with demand in this sector. Information i offered on projects to upgrade STEM education and prepare the workforce for AM, such as the Art2STEM Project, the Project TEAM:Technician Education in AM, and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, and RAPID tooling
Discusses the expanding application of rapid prototyping (RP) and the development of rapid tooling (RT) and rapid manufacturing (RM) concepts. Methods provided by RT for rapidly manufacturing molds; Techniques involve in RM for low-volume part production; Communication and manufacturing aspects of RP, RT and RM concepts; Material progress; Product improvement; Software simplification. INSETS: Struggling to Survive, by Marshall Burns.;We Need Innovation, by Ken Johnson..
RAPID prototyping, CONCURRENT engineering, PROTOTYPES, ISOSTATIC pressing, and IRON metallurgy
The article focuses on the increased use of direct metal processes in rapid prototyping. The use of fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, selective laser-sintering and three dimensional printing techniques is increasing. A direct-metal technique called electron-beam melting process is developed by Arcam AB. The medical and aerospace applications have taken prime position in using newer direct-metal methods.
CONFERENCES & conventions, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURES, and COMPUTER software
Highlights the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing 2004 Conference and Exposition in Dearborn, Michigan on May 10-13, 2004. Offer of design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing opportunities; Demonstration of rapid prototyping technology; Equipment and software used in rapid prototyping.