RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, ELECTRONIC packaging, TELECOMMUNICATION systems, INFORMATION technology, LASERS, ELECTRONICS, and ELECTRONIC systems
This article examines the role of laser scanning in engineering internal components to fit within tight surroundings. The problem with verifying the fit of components produced by rapid prototyping is that their tolerances are typically much looser than the finished parts. So they provide only a rough idea of how the assembly fits together, which often is not enough for a groundbreaking design. Some companies have used a service bureau to reverse-engineer the rapid prototype parts to an accuracy of 0.001 in., making it easy to distinguish between problems caused by prototype inaccuracies and problems with the design.
The article reports that the SoC development teams are turning to FPGA-based prototypes as a solution to verifying and delivering consumer electronic products in a timely manner. The author stated that FPGA-based prototypes are the only paradigms that run fast enough to exercise very complex software applications and operating systems. He added that with the use of the prototype, the software embedded into the ASIC or SoC can be integrated with at-speed hardware much earlier in the project so design teams can expedite software development. He emphasized that the prototype equips designers to better handle the emerging challenges associated with increased device and software complexity.
INDUSTRIAL design, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL engineering, NEW product development, INDUSTRIAL architecture, ENGINEERING design, POWER tools, ENGINEERING models, and MODELS & modelmaking
This article presents information regarding industrial design of power tools likely to introduced in the market. As claimed by Webench, an online design environment, their design and prototyping environment simplifies and expedites the entire design process.