RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and DIGITAL printing
The article focuses on the evolution and improvements on 3D printer, one of the most important tools for product development as it helps prototypers build parts in a matter of hours, when machining or molding can take days or weeks. Information on some of the innovations include high-performance filaments, multi-material printing, and metal printing.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, RAPID prototyping, and VIETNAM -- Economic conditions
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of traveling to Vietnam dealing on topics including the economic condition of Vietnam, technological innovations and prototyping.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, PROTOTYPES, PATENTS, COST effectiveness, NEW product development, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article offers information on the proof of concept stage of a technological innovation which is considered as one of the most important prototyping stages. Topics discussed include the first prototyping stage where the idea is being tested to confirm that it is possible in whatever form; how proof of concept models can be cost-effective; and ways to make great prototypes without much expenses.
INVENTIONS, INVENTORS, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
The article focuses on a study conducted by Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute which revealed that nearly half of the products created by inventors in Georgia were in non-consumer areas, but mainly in technologies such as medical devices, energy and the environment. The study also suggested that work of independent investors could provide untapped economic potential. It also identified the top needs of inventors, such as assistance in marketing and effective prototyping and design assistance.