RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS planning, and BUILDINGS
The article reports on a building planned by Sikorsky for a Rapid Prototyping and Military Derivatives Completion Center at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Elmira, New York. The new center is a step in the long-range corporate strategy to increase capacity to meet the growing demand for military products. It will be branded the Sikorsky HAWK Works @ Schweizer Aircraft and be the primary completion center for all Black Hawk and Naval Hawk derivative aircraft-mostly for foreign customers.
Physician Executive. Nov/Dec1999, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p45-46. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Graph.
Discusses the success of Rochester, New York-based integrated delivery health network Strong Health in implementing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's IdealizedDesign of Clinical Office Practices initiative. Selection of prototype sites; Increase in the capacity of the system after the changes were implemented.
COMPUTER-aided design software, ENGINEERING software, and COMPUTER simulation
The article reports that EMA Design Automation Inc., a service provider of mechanical and electrical computer-aided design (CAD) tools, will now offer Autodesk Inc.'s 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers in Rochester, New York. It states that the product lineup for manufacturers include Autodesk Vault which comprises solution for Digital Prototyping. It notes that Digital Prototyping gives manufacturers the ability to simulate a product digitally before being built.
Reports on Stratasys Inc.'s purchase of rapid prototyping technology developed by the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Reason for the purchase; Terms of the purchase agreement.
Industry Week/IW. Jan2011, Vol. 260 Issue 1, p31-31. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
STRATEGIC planning, MANUFACTURING processes, LEAN management, and SIX Sigma
The article focuses on the strategy that drives success to the IEC Electronics Corp. circuit-board assembly plant in Newark, New York. The success of the facility is through the implementation of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma processes. John Biuso, process improvement manager at IEC, mentions the move of the facility separate prototyping line from other focus factories to prevent production slowdowns and to help build relationships with IEC customers.
The article reports on the successful first flight of X2 Technology Demonstrator prototype aircraft from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in a test flight at the company's Schweizer Aircraft Corp. rapid-prototyping facility in Horseheads, New York. It highlights the impact of X2 Technology's successful flight on Sikorky's future projects as stated by the company's president, Jeffrey Pino. The aircraft's potential applications and technology are also presented.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL research, COMMERCIAL products, and ABRASIVES
This article reports that the HD series of miniature rotary batch mixers can blend heavy or abrasive materials with bulk densities up to 80 pounds per cubic foot. This was invented by Munson Machinery Co. Inc. of Utica, New York. A rotating drum has proprietary mixing flights that tumble, turn and fold materials gently, to achieve full uniformity in two to three minutes, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of the batch ingredients.
Information about several topics discussed at the 18 annual HBA Global Exposition and Conference on September 28-30, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York is presented. Topics include natural cosmetics educational opportunities, fragrance packaging, and prototyping for lifestyle and personal qualities. The conference featured director Nirav Mehta and director Nica Lewis.
MERGERS & acquisitions and MACHINE molding (Founding)
The article reports on the move of Gleason Corp., specialist in cutting tools and metalworking machinery, to shift into plastic gear production by buying K2 Plastics Inc in Bergen, New York. Alan Finegan, Gleason's marketing director, says the terms of the acquisition were not revealed but assures that Gleason-K2 Plastics Division continues to manufacture at the Bergen facility and will retain employees as well. The company is focused in gear molding, prototyping, and gear-design services.
SHOOT. 6/13/2003, Vol. 44 Issue 23, p7. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
New York-based Charlex Inc. has opened a second company in its midtown space. Dubbed as Launch Corp., the new venture is a "visual prototyping" unit that offers animatics, photomatics, and the like. Essentially, Launch uses Eyematic's FaceStation software to obtain facial motion capture data in real-time, which is then imported to Alias/Wavefront's Maya for computer animation.
PROTOTYPES, ARCHITECTURE, WOOD veneers & veneering, and WOOD products
This article reports that Kolatan/MacDonald showed its long-term project, Resi-Rise, using three new means of expression: a model made of Dupont Corian; a small but complex model made with rapid prototyping equipment; and a new kind of hologram. The 8-foot-high model, made of exterior Corian, was fabricated by Evans & Paul Unlimited, of College Point, New York. In the first part of the process, Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 was used to drive a CNC router. This cut out plywood shapes, which were stacked to create a multipart mold. Two-by-3-foot rectangles of Corian material were heated until flexible, placed between halves of the mold, and sealed in a neoprene vacuum bag. The project was also illustrated in two dimensions using a recently developed type of complex hologram created by Zebra Imaging of Austin, Texas.
Aviation Week & Space Technology. 5/26/2008, Vol. 168 Issue 21, p26-26. 1/5p. 1 Color Photograph.
HELICOPTERS, SIKORSKY helicopters, and SIKORSKY aircraft
The article announces that Sikorsky has begun ground testing of the X2 Technology coaxial-rotor high-speed helicopter demonstrator at its Schweizer Aircraft rapid-prototyping center in Horseheads, New York. Sikorsky is aiming for a cruise speed of 250 knots (kt) with the company-funded demonstrator, which features a fly-by-wire system that controls the speed of the rigid rotors throughout the flight envelope and integrates rotor, propulsor and engine control.
PUBLIC telephones, CREATIVE ability, and VIRTUAL prototypes
The article reports that New York City is looking for ideas to deal with more than 11,000 soon-to-be obsolete public payphones across its five boroughs. The City has proposed a clean slate and to rally students, designers, urban planners, technologists, architects, creators and legal and policy experts to create physical and/or virtual prototypes.