Appliance Design. July 2018, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p20, 5 p.
Time to market, Product development, 3D printing, and Machining
Using rapid prototyping to manufacture parts to test for component fit and function can help get your product to market faster than your competition. Adjustments in design, materials, size, shape, [...]
The article offers information on the benefits of additive manufacturing, three-dimensional (3D) printing, and rapid prototyping in manufacturing products. Topics discussed include the use of fused deposition modeling in additive manufacturing, the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software to design the products to be manufactured, and the use of low durometer silicone in producing parts with negative draft.
Appliance Design. Nov 2017, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p30, 3 p.
Time to market, Technology application, Product development -- Technology application, and 3D printing -- Technology application
From its origins as a plastic prototyping process almost three decades ago, the 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM) industry can demonstrate an impressive growth curve. This growth is testament [...]
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article focuses on rapid prototyping services along with its significance in designing approaches. Topics discussed include enhancement of manufacturing process with deployment of rapid prototype conditions; consideration of 3D printing technology in different processes such as stereo lithography; and attainment of regulatory approval by several agencies such as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Appliance Design. Jan 2019, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p32, 2 p.
Today we are at the starting line of the digitization of manufacturing. This digital, technological revolution that we are witnessing is often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, with [...]
Appliance Design. June 2015, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p27, 3 p.
3D printing -- Methods
Architects don't build without modeling. They create "blueprints," produce renderings, and build 3-D models. But while these planning tools may resemble the actual building in shape, there is no resemblance [...]
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, PHOTOPOLYMERS, and ELASTOMERS
The article discusses several aspects of prototyping with PolyJet three-dimensional (3D) printing. It mentions PolyJet has the ability to mimic various polymers, including LSR (liquid silicone rubber). It also mentions PolyJet uses a jetting process where small droplets of liquid photopolymer, called voxels, are sprayed from multiple jets onto a build platform and cured in layers that form elastomeric part.
The article discusses how manufacturers can implement a laser-based, metal powder-bed fusion process to help ensure that products reliably meet specifications. Additive manufacturing (AM) is now used for the production of mission-critical components for use in high-tech industries. However, its implementation has been delayed by challenges with achieving a uniform product.
Appliance Design. May 2013, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p22, 3 p.
Typical product development cycles can be tedious and expensive procedures, particularly when physical prototypes are required. When a tangible model is involved, the product must be designed, built, tested, and [...]
Appliance Design. Dec 2017, Vol. 65 Issue 12, p18, 1 p.
Telecommunications equipment industry, Mar-Bal Inc., Master Bond Inc., DNA Group Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc., Channel Products Inc., Magnetic Shield Corp., Adhesives and sealants industry, and Control equipment industry
CONTRACT MANUFACTURING Components * CoorsTek Curtis Industries Custom-Pak Inc. DNA Group Inc. Everel Group S.p.A. Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. Kl Industries Mar-Bal Inc., RD Technical Center * Master Bond [...]
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, AUTOMOBILE industry, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses the technological innovations rapid prototyping in the field of additive manufacturing industry which has resulted in the economic and operational advantages. It mentions increasing adoption of plastic, polymer and metal processes across various industrial sectors such as automotive, medical and engineering sectors, for prototyping. It also discusses the industrial metal processes such as electron-beam melting and selective laser melting.
The article discusses some of the challenges in additive manufacturing (AM), or three-dimensional (3D) printing. It is said that heat treatments associated with AM vary as additively manufactured parts display vastly different mechanical behaviors. It discusses the direct-metal laser-sintered (DMLS) method of printing AM parts.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, CUSTOMIZATION, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article offers information related to the use of additive manufacturing technology in kitchens. It is noted that thermosets photo polymers is an ideal substrates for short run molding tools and accurate prototypes. Topics discussed include additive manufacturing technology standards established by ASTM International; full customization of parts, part consolidation and assembly time reduction as advantages by utilizing additive manufacturing processes.