TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, THREE-dimensional printing, NANOSTRUCTURED materials, and NANOFABRICATION
The article offers information on several innovations in process and prototyping technology. Topics include 3D Printed Patient-Specific Tissue-Mimicking Phantoms, a printing technique by Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute; Detergent-Assisted Fabrication by Sandia National Laboratories that enables the production of new multifunctional nanomaterials with reproducible properties; and Digital Holography-based 3D Nano-Builder, a 3D nanofabrication system by Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Focuses on developments in rapid prototyping (RP) tools. Efficiency of RP tools; System developed by International Business Machines Corp.; RP processes; Use of laser to selectively cure a photosensitive polymers; Selective laser sintering; Directed light fabrication.
INFORMATION technology, COMPUTER software development, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
Discusses the National Science Foundation (NSF) partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (PACI) program for prototyping the 21st century information infrastructure. Details on the experiments done for the NSF-PACI program; Use of specific disciplines for software development of the prototype.
Reports on technological innovations regarding rapid-prototyping techniques. Introduction of desktop fused-deposition-modeling (FDM) Genisys 3D printer by Stratasys; Effect of machines' low entrance cost to companies' acquisition capability; Limiting of machines' model size created.
Informs about various products. Laserite LNC-7000, a glass-filled nylon by DTM, manufacturer of the Sinterstation 2000 rapid prototyping system; Paintable alumna coatings from Zyp Coatings; 2750 Static-Shielding bag from 3M; More.