Newby RapidCast will be showcasing innovations in metal prototyping, saving customer's time and development costs. This year the company has invested in onsite RP equipment to aid customers with time [...]
Metalworking Production. Oct 2003, Vol. 147 Issue 10, p7, 1 p.
Terry Wohlers, founder and president of Wohlers Associates, is the keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2003) on October 1-4, [...]
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports on Jaguars Cars Ltd.'s use of the latest rapid prototyping technology, including laser-sintering machines from EOS, in car design and development. The EOS system create prototype trim from nylon powder by fusing them layer by layer. This strategy eliminates the expense of producing mold tools.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, METALWORKING machinery, and SINTERING
The article features EOSINT M 250 Xtended rapid prototyping and production facility which uses a direct metal laser sintering machine (DMLS) from the Innovative Product Development Center at the University of Wolverhampton in Wolverhampton, England. It builds functional metal parts from successive 20micron layers of metal powder. The tool is built layer by layer leaving spaces for the channels to allow a much more complex labyrinth of strength, curved and variable-diameter cooling ducts to be created than is possible by deep hole drilling. The application of DMLS are increasing specifically for prototype and series part manufacture and for rapid tooling production.
Reports that 3T, one of the world's foremost practitioners of laser sintering for rapid prototyping, based in Great Britain, has helped NXT SoundVu, a technology leader in consumer electronics, bring its latest product to market at the critical time. Timescale and advantages over other means of manufacture; 3T's production of glass-filled nylon parts using selective laser sintering technology.
Focuses on the use of CADMAN B, a 3D offline software, for the manufacture of a rapid prototyping of Jaguar automobiles. Efforts of reducing the time from 3D drawing to completed sheet metal fabrication; Advantages of the decision to invest in the software; Ability of the software to automatically unfolds the design to create a developed flat blank.
Bills of material (BOM) software, Manufacturing software, Numerical control software, Shop floor control software, Materialise offers Rapid Prototyping -- Product information, and Computer software industry -- Product information
Materialise offers Rapid Prototyping (Steraolithography and Selective Laser Sintering), Rapid Mould Tooling and Manufacturing: from concept and functional models to pre-production and short-run series. We develop and sell software for [...]
METALWORKING industries, RAPID prototyping, METAL castings, and MACHINE parts
The article offers information on metalworking industry Newby Foundries. The company can provide a complete supply of castings from rapid prototyping to fully finished parts in any weight in line with its strategy of offering its customers a total service. It will source castings from around the world to meet any customer requirement for any type of component in iron or steel.
The article presents a calendar of events on different symposia related to the metalworking industry. The Mach 2006, international exhibition of machine tools and manufacturing technology, will be held on May 15-19, 2006 in Birmingham, England. The rapid prototyping and manufacturing conference, user forums and workshops will take place on May 23-25, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The international show for metal cutting and metal forming machine tools and ancillaries will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on June 20-24, 2006.
CORPORATE growth, MANUFACTURING processes, STRATEGIC planning, TOOL manufacturing, and PROTOTYPES
The article focuses on the impact of China's manufacturing capacity expansion towards Great Britain companies. It could be noted that the Tyne & Wear-based Omega Plastics is determined to meet manufacturing challenges. Gordon Styles' experience of rapid prototyping/toolmaking sector is considered to be significant. Styles believed that China will dominate the world politically and economically by 2015. He extended his skills by studying business management, theory and practice.
HIGH technology, MACHINING, MANUFACTURING processes, LASERS, MICROTECHNOLOGY, and MACHINE-shop practice
The article determines the precision advantages of ultra high quality laser micromachining processes. The benefits of laser micromachining are not confined to the micro and nanotechnology sector. They include wide material coverage, high precision, non-contact machining, flexibility and single-stage processing. Laser micromachining is especially effective for product development and prototyping.
MANUFACTURING industries, CONTRACTS, PROTOTYPES, and INDUSTRIAL procurement
The article offers information on PAB Electronics, a quality-driven electronic, electrical and mechanical manufacturing contract company offering a total manufacturing service. The service includes design and prototyping through material procurement and final build and test. Andy O'Hara is the owner and managing director.
SEMINARS, SUBCONTRACTING, MACHINING, and FORUMS (Discussion & debate)
The article highlights the expanded seminar program for Subcon 2006 in London, England. The scope will extend beyond the traditional areas of machining and metal forming to cover all aspects of subcontract manufacture. Areas such as electrical and electronic assembly, design and development, surface engineering, plastic moulding, casting, forging and rapid prototyping will be included in the program.
CONFERENCES & conventions, METALWORKING industries, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and MACHINERY
The article presents a calendar of events that lists congresses and conventions in the metalworking industry. The international exhibition of machine tools and manufacturing technology will be conducted in Great Britain on May 15-19, 2006. A conference on rapid prototyping and manufacturing will be held in the U.S. on May 23-25, 2006. The international show for metal cutting and metal forming machine tools will take place in Germany on June 20-24, 2006.
MANUFACTURING industries and METALWORKING industries
The article presents news briefs related to the metalworking and manufacturing industries in Great Britain compiled as of March 2006. Stratasys Inc. is said to have been selected as the exclusive North American distributor of Arcam rapid manufacturing and prototyping systems. Balancing Machine Specialist CEMB Hofmann UK has installed a vertical hard bearing machine for measuring imbalance in assemblies to brake and clutch manufacturer AP Racing.
MEDICAL care, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and MEDICINE
The article focuses on how medicine could benefit from the application of engineering technologies and techniques in Great Britain. Healthcare delivery relies heavily on human ability and expensive resources. Rapid prototyping has been used with computed tomography scan data to produce anatomical biomodels.