Modern Machine Shop. Jul2016, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p50-60. 6p.
RAPID prototyping, SMALL business, EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCES & conventions, 3-D printers, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reflects on the event, Rapid 2016 held in the U.S. It states that the event was organized by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and around 247 exhibitors participated in it. It also mentions that registration for the third annual Additive Manufacturing Conference to be held in 2016 is open now.
NEW product development, PRODUCT management, RAPID prototyping, SMALL business, 3-D printers, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article considers three-dimensional printing and its role in small business. Fused deposition modeling 3-D printers and selective laser sintering (SLS) 3-D printers are discussed. The advantages three-dimensional printing offers small businesses in fields such as prototyping and design of new products are discussed. The company Olloclip, which produces camera lens for the iPhone smartphone, is used as an example of a small business employing three-dimensional printing
SMALL business, RAPID prototyping, 3-D printers, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses popularity of three-dimensional (3D) printing among small and large businesses which include aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare companies. It presents views of Chris Curran, chief technologist for professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, about economical aspect of 3D printing. It mentions how companies can perform inexpensive trials and gain insights about how they can use 3D printers productively.