Professional Engineering. 1/14/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p35-36. 2p.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and BIOMEDICAL engineering
The article discusses rapid manufacturing. According to Jagjit Sidhu, rapid manufacturing and prototyping is a technology that is under development and an area that is seen to have a lot of potential in the defence sector. Sidhu believes that the technology is used to repair damaged parts without replacing the entire unit. Rapid manufacturing is seen to invade biomedical applications.
The article provides information related to mechanical engineering. It highlights the effort of Canadian startup Voltera to speed up and simplify the three-dimensional printing of prototype electronic circuit boards by introducing its V-One, a desktop rapid-prototyping technology. Other information such as innovations and machine-to-machine technology is presented.
Professional Engineering. 11/23/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 21, p47-47. 1/5p.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, PROTOTYPES, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, and FORD automobile
The article reports that Ford automobile hopes to save thousands of dollars on the cost of tooling for future products using the latest in rapid prototyping technology. Most carmakers already rely on the system such as stereolithography to create low-cost models of parts. For the moment, the technology is being used for one-off prototype tooling, but Ford expects than an even more advanced system will allow rapid, low-cost development of tools for high-volume die castings.