RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT management, PRODUCT design, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports on the move of product designer Jonathan Ive to blame the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical design process. Ive expresses nostalgia for the days before rapid prototyping and attributes the awful arbitrariness of form to technological advances on electronic products. He asserts that pressing print is a hindrance to designers being close to the materials, as well as the object.
The article provides information from designers of different disciplines about how they incorporate rapid prototyping (RP) into their design processes. PI Group considers a technology for fast prototyping and quick tooling in order to develop structural package designs in combination with RP. Barber Ogerby Associates (BOA) mentions they only use RP for its speed but not to replace the traditional prototyping methods. Gordon Murray Design has utilized RP for it skips lengthy processes.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and DESIGNERS
The article discusses the potential of rapid prototyping technology as a manufacturing medium for technology-savvy designers. According to designer Assa Ashuach, freedom of design is both exciting and daunting. Designer Hector Serrano minimizes the carbon production by using rapid prototyping to print the souvenirs in recipients' homes.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and FOOTWEAR design
The article reports on the use of rapid prototyping by performance footwear company called Prior 2 Lever to create fully bespoke boots and trainers for individual clients, formed exactly from a biomechanical evaluation of their body and running style in Great Britain. According to Prior 2 Lever creative director Greg Lever-O'Keefe, they looked at rapid prototyping and got grants for research and development. A range of biomechanical data from the athlete using a pedar is analyzed.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, PRODUCT design, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article discusses the role of prototyping in the product design process. It is said that adding color to a prototype or model can make a huge difference to a client's perception of how the final design is going to look. According to the author, prototype testing is helpful in overcoming technical design and engineering challenges.
INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, NEW product development, and DESIGNERS
The article discusses the impact of rapid manufacturing (RM) and rapid prototyping (RP) technologies on the way designers make things. According to the author, RM creates geometric forms that can be imagined and sketched and compresses the time it takes to produce a finished product, ready for sale, direct from design. He adds that RP has certainly changed the design process because it can get a model very quickly and cheaply.
MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, NYLON, LASERS, and SINTERING equipment
The article offers information on the selective laser sintering (SLS) apparatus that is being used by the Digital Manufacturing Centre of the University College London in England. It says that SLS allows a move from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing due to its capability to create parts in 100 percent dense nylon, which eliminates the need to create master models. It also says that the technology gives an edge to micro-companies as it enables them to reduce cost on the prototyping phase.
The article offers information on the seminar organized by the Royal College of Art and Materials and Design Exchange regarding rapid prototyping. It mentions that The Product Works, one of five consultancies was asked to create a single-part product to show the advantages of rapid prototyping. It declares Dope, an acoustic horn that amplifies music device without electricity, was voted as the most popular. It notes that Sebastian Conran and Dick Powell also created prototypes for the event.
RAPID prototyping, MARKETING, DESIGN, and DESIGN equipment
The article presents several perspectives in response to Jonathan Ive's blame of the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical process of design and the creation of lousy designs. It cites the two comments regarding the confirmation the Ive's judgment was right. Meanwhile, another comment provides the ingredients to assure a lousy design solution. Moreover, other comment relates the importance of the knowledge of materials and processes for designs.
Presents a letter to the editor of 'Design Week' magazine, responding to a February 27, 2003, article by Andy Davey on rapid prototyping. Davey's attitude towards old-school modelmaker; Blame that modelmakers often get for problematic designs.
BRANDING (Marketing), RECESSIONS, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT design, and LETTERS to the editor
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Private View," by Jeremy Myerson in the May 7, 2009 issue, "A leap of faith," by Suzanne Hinchliffe in the May 7, 2009 issue, and one on the comment regarding Jonathan Ive's article on rapid prototyping in the April 30, 2009 issue.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, COMPUTER software development, CONCURRENT engineering, RAPID prototyping, and DIGITAL printing
The article features the Metropolitan Works Digital Manufacturing Centre in London, England. Its aim is to provide its practitioners with the accessibility on new technology and software improvements. It uses facilities which are involved in rapid prototyping, laser cutting, 3D scanning, computer numerically controlled routing and digital printing.
Design Week. 5/14/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 19, Special Section p11-13. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER-aided design, and EXECUTIVES
The article offers information on the early stage to final product prototype. According to Mark Delaney, director of design at Nokia Corp.'s division Connect, prototyping is completely center to the way that the phone hand sets of Nokia are made. He adds that ideas come out to the mind, go to the sketch sheet, move immediately to computer-aided design and search at a wax model in 3D.
Design Week. 5/14/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 19, Special Section p8-9. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
PRODUCT design, EXECUTIVES, and MODELS & modelmaking
The article presents views on the impact and potential of digital prototype. According to Richard Blatcher of Autodesk Inc., companies can lessen the number of physical models they create and permit designers to be more innovative and examine what is practicable. Director of lighting consultancy Speirs and Major Associates Mark Major states that digital prototyping might have obvious uses in product design, but the benefits are clear when it comes to lighting design.
Design Week. 5/14/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 19, Special Section p6-7. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
BRAND image, PACKAGING, SUPPLIERS, and MODELS & modelmaking
The article offers information on the importance of prototypes close to the finish product. Dunhill Tobacco claims that prototyping for the project followed a procedure of choosing four suppliers of the packaging components based on the samples they made. La Maison du Chocolat contends that using prototypes close to fact is significant.
BUSINESS enterprises, CABINET officers, BROADCASTING studios, and DIGITAL media
The article reports that Pervasive Media Studio was opened by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling in Bristol, England, in February 2008. The studio was established to encourage design and technology companies to work jointly for digital media projects. It features 31 desks, an events space, a hot-desking zone and prototyping area.
Three letters are presented in response to articles featured in previous issues, namely articles on the impact of convergence on design, the use of rapid manufacturing and prototyping in manufacturing design and the store concepts of HMV and Virgin Megastores.
PROTOTYPES, FAST moving consumer goods, LETTERS to the editor, and DESIGN
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in the September 20, 2007 issue about 3D prototyping by Scott Billings, the significance of design to fast moving consumer goods, and the work of Conran Design Group for the Alzheimer's Society.