RAPID prototyping, GEARING, THREE-dimensional printing, GEARBOXES, and HELICAL gears
The article provides information on possibilities of different types of gear in prototyping and their role in our everyday life. Topics discussed include gears like straight cut spur, helical, and alternative gear trains; harvesting of gears from another product, and requirement for 3D printing and custom gearing.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, MANUFACTURING processes, and RAW materials
The article presents information on several ways to speed up the prototyping process. Topics discussed include tools and techniques to make prototypes from flat pieces of raw material; the use of inexpensive materials and fast processing methods to narrow in on the best solution; and some ways to make great prototypes and from flat stock material.
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.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL safety, ELECTRIC drills, GLUE guns, 3-D printers, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on several tools used in a prototyping shop. Topics discussed include features of a standard rotary tool, uses of a hot glue gun and importance of a table saw. Also mentioned are the different types of three-dimensional (3D) printers and safety precautions when setting up a workspace for prototyping purposes.
The article presents questions and answers related to prototyping, including what is the most user-friendly 3D printers, what is the best way to prototype electronic components and how to provide recognizable proof of concept over aesthetic design.
RAPID prototyping, MACHINERY, MANUFACTURING processes, LATHES, DRILL presses, and SINTERING
The article focuses on several types of prototyping machines. Prototyping machines can be classified in terms of applications, such as for material removal or addition, and in terms of mechanism, either driven by electricity or controlled by human hands or automatic means. For material removal, there are hands-on and automatic lathes and drill presses. For material additive processes, there are computer-controlled stereolithography and selective laser sintering. There is also cold casting of plastic in silicon rubber molds.
RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER-aided design software, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article presents questions and answers related to prototyping, including the need to learn computer-aided design (CAD) software, cost limitation on a prototype, and the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in prototyping.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT management, PRODUCT launches, and INVENTORS
The article offers information for investors when it comes to prototyping. Several key topics being highlighted include designing and developing new and best products in the market as well as making products simpler by evaluating the product's design. Other information such as customer outreach is presented.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, POST-traumatic stress disorder, VETERANS, and THERAPY dogs
The article provides information on challenges faced by an army veteran Theresa Piasta due to Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD). Topics discussed include her strategy for developing a new product line based on dogs' accessories, role of dogs in changing lives of women, and market awareness of dog's products.
RAPID prototyping, STORAGE, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article discusses the prototyping of a keepsake storage system for protecting keepsakes from premature deterioration, crafted by husband and wife team Karla and Rene Pena, owning the firm Kraftlyn. It mentions that they were unaware of the appropriate technology to be used in order to develop the product. It states that once the initial design and layout was done by the firm's designing team, it was handed off to the engineering team for further development of the product.
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.
PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, 3-D printers, and DRAWING
The article offers suggestion on starting prototyping for product development. Topics discussed include uses of prototyping tools such as laser cutters and computer numerical control (CNC) milling technology, sketching of ideas for preserving concept, and use of three dimension (3D) printers for printing conceived ideas.
PROTOTYPES, STORAGE batteries, THREE-dimensional printing, LIGHT emitting diodes, and INTERNET of things
The article reports on several factors needed in prototyping which include sustainable materials, low-technology tools, and rechargeable batteries. Topics mentioned include the importance of three dimensional (3D) printing in prototyping, the challenges in using light emitting diodes (LED) by prototypers, and the importance of wireless communication for internet of things (IoT) devices.
NEW product development, SCULPTORS, SCANNING systems, and EXPERIMENTS
The article focuses on home and studio of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) who was the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, French and was one of the greatest and most prolific realist American sculptors. Topics include that the museum revealed that Daniel Chester French had analog versions of some tools that engineers and designers use in product development; use of the FARO scanner and information on Chesterwood studio which included several experimentation and design.
NEW product development, INVENTIONS, and 3-D printers
The article presents an interview with Patrick Dunne, who is vice president in 3D Systems for advanced application development. Topics discussed include impact of three-dimensional (3D) printing over inventing process and product development; utilization of 30 printers by the general public; price drops observed in 3D printers; and high-frequency signal response associated with 3D printing.
The article focuses on the use of the Epilog Legend 36EXT laser cutter by the engineering department of Edison Nation for prototyping products. The laser beam of the machine helps in cutting complex two dimensional shapes or engraving graphics or images. The cutting is achieved with the use of different software.
The article presents the first part of two series which discusses the use of prototyping tools using fabric. It cites on the basics about soft goods including fabrics, textiles and papers that can be deployed of different ways in a product. The article also discusses the soft goods categories, the woven and the nonwoven materials.
SMARTPHONES, PROTOTYPES, PATENTS, COMPUTER-aided design, and ACCELEROMETERS
The article discusses the importance of smartphone for prototypes and offers ways that smartphone can help prototyping efforts. It mentions patent changes from first-to-invent to first-to-file and smartphone is a great way to record ideas when the moment strikes, measurements tools in smartphone such as Angle finder apps use the accelerometer inside the phone and smartphones are even capable of running computer-aided design (CAD) programs.