COMPUTER-aided design, RAPID prototyping, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article examines the impact of developments in scanning and rapid prototyping on computer-aided design (CAD) programs. Inventor Ben Kacyra established the company CyArk that scans archaeological sites, builds models and preserves information. It mentions a collaboration between Toyota and Can-Tech design in a project that aims to create digital models of the Toyota factory. The growth of the three-dimensional (3D) printing industry is described by analyst Terry Wohlers.
Computer Graphics World. Sep2000, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p39. 6p. 7 Black and White Photographs.
RAPID prototyping and PREOPERATIVE care
Focuses on the uses of rapid prototyping technology in the pre-operative planning stage of complex surgical procedures, mathematics and art education. Usage of stereolithography, a computer software in creating the models; Features of the rapid prototyping technology; Benefits of rapid prototyping technology in several fields.
COMPUTER-aided engineering software and SIMULATION software
Focuses on the growing use of concept modeling software tools for rapid prototyping. Advantages of concept modelers over conventional rapid prototyping equipment; Actua 2100 from 3D Systems; Genisys from Stratasys; Z402 from Z Corp.; ModelMaker II from Sanders Prototype Inc. INSET: Concept modelers: A comparison..
Focuses on the use of virtual or feature prototyping to develop intuitive and ergonomically correct human/machine interfaces (HMI). Background information; Applications; Benefits; Computer-based training; Products available.
Focuses on the use of computer-driven rapid prototyping (RP) in medical applications. Enhancement of the quality of health care; Design process; RP options. INSET: A quick look at RP technologies, by D.P.M..
PROTOTYPES, VIRTUAL reality, and COMPUTER simulation
Opinion. Looks at the technical challenges associated with feature-based virtual prototyping. Engineering analysis; Manufacturing challenges; Computer-aided design (CAD) software; Need for product-definition models to move from a geometry-centric CAD approach to a function-centric master model.
Reports on the financial performance of the rapid prototyping market according to Wohlers Associates. Product sales and services; Comparison with year ago performance; Breakdown of statistics; Expectations; Contact information.
PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL applications, VIRTUAL reality, and COMPUTER simulation
Comments on slow adoption of virtual/digital prototyping by companies. Benefits of virtual prototyping for companies; Reason for the limited use of the technology; Critical aspects of virtual prototyping implementation.
Reports that 1994 was the most progressive year for the rapid prototyping in the computer industry in the United States according to Wohlers Associates. Systems sold in 1994; Estimated unit sales in 1995.
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.
Reports the combination of computer graphics technology and the traditional appeal of stop-animation. Use of replacement animation; Creation of physical models through stereolithography; Placement of the miniature set.
Reports that Engineering Animation Inc. has introduced VisConcept, a design and visualization system for manufacturers that makes immersive design applications more believable and efficient for users. Features, Capabilities; Price.
MOTION picture production & direction and THREE-dimensional printing
The article focuses on the production of epic action-adventure film "Kubo and the Two Strings," directed by Travis Knight and produced by animation company Laika Inc. It discussed the film which represents the development of rapid prototyping (RP), live-action puppetry, and motion control. Also mentioned are the hard-edge design of the characters, use of three dimensional (3D) printing technology, and form of filmmaking of Laika Inc.