THE HUGE DIVERSITY OF VACUUM CASTING RESINS NOW AVAILABLE HAS PROMPTED ONE RESIN MANUFACTURER TO LAUNCH A SPECIFICATION SERVICE TO ASSIST DESIGN ENGINEERS. USING THESE NEW MATERIALS DELIVERS ONE OF [...]
Stratasys Ltd. -- Product information, PDD Ltd. -- Equipment and supplies, Computer software industry -- Product information, Business consultants -- Equipment and supplies, and CAD-CAM systems industry -- Product information
Brainstorming meetings and working lunches can be a crucial part of the product design process hut a fresh employee at design consultancy PDD shuns this sociable approach, preferring to work [...]
Design Engineering. May2000, p48. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
COMPUTER software, CRANIAL manipulation, MEDICAL software, and SCIENCE
Reports on a surgeon's use of Z Corp.'s Z402 modeling software to reduce the operating time for a craniofacial reconstruction of a nine-month old child. Careful planning and accurate reference provided by the software; Three-dimensional models created by the software; Avoiding drawn-out surgical procedures by using the software. INSET: Metal rocker concedes to quiet cover versions.
Design Engineering. Nov2001, p50. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
Focuses on the application of rapid prototyping technology by PDD Ltd. Usage of SLA (stereo lithographic model) or a visual model CNC-machined from foam; Role of PDD as a modelmaker; Ways for PDD to become a prototyping consultants.
Presents a roundup of articles that focus on the Internet and design engineering. Z Corp.'s launch of a rapid prototyping device that can create parts in multiple colors; Plan of ToyBuilders.com to bring together the Internet and rapid prototyping technology to build toys based on individual specifications; National Semiconductor's launch of its WEBENCH 2.0 interactive collection of online design tools.
Design Engineering. Jun2000, p21. 2p. 2 Color Photographs.
AUTOMOBILE industry and EXPERIMENTAL automobiles
Reports the relevance of prototyping to manufacturing industries including the automotive industry. Significance of a simulation based design practices in an assessment; Construction of accurate virtual prototypes; Implementation of the traditional of CAD/CAM/CAE tools and processes.
Three leading companies in the prototyping and rapid tooling business have joined forces to help accelerate new product development. The Fitstogether Group combines the resources of Amsys Rapid Prototyping and [...]
Reports on the definitive merger agreement signed by rapid prototyping companies 3D Systems and DTM Corp. under which 3D Systems will purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of DTM. Terms of the agreement.
PROTOTYPES, BUSINESS partnerships, and COMPUTER interfaces
Reports the launch of version 2.0 of Pro/Engineering-Icepak interface by Fluent Inc. in Great Britain. Importance of virtual prototyping of a design's thermal and electromagentic performance; Functionality of Icepak; Partnership of the company with ICEM-CFD Engineering to maximize integration efficiency of the product.
Features RapidPLUS, a human-machine interface (HMI) virtual prototyping design and development tool from E-Sim. Creation of the HMI in a virtual setting; Elimination of the linear process by including document and code generation capabilities; Requirements for HMI development.
Focuses on the research into rapid tooling (RT) techniques conducted at DeMontford University in Leicester, England. Use of rapid prototyping processes in RT; Lamination of RT for injection moulding of plastics; Observation on the laser fusion of metal powders.
Announces a web-based ASIC design flow, eliminating costly NRE charges and cuts several months from the design cycle by Clear Logic in Great Britain. Significance of the methodology of Clear Logic in prototyping ASIC.
Introduces the I-DEAS 8, offering e-design automation and fully scalable design from 2D drafting through to 3D digital prototyping, on Windows 2000, NT and Unix by SDRC in Great Britain. Definition of I-DEAS; Components and services of the software; Annotation of manufacturing information in parts and assemblies of I-DEAS 3dDocCom.
Evaluates the use of rapid prototyping systems (RP) to shorten design times and improve quality and effectiveness of design in Great Britain. Promotion of RP system; Use of an ordinary label paper and a standard machine to make slices of the prototypes; Refusal to go for a simple yet elegant RP solution. INSET: Martin Watmough -- UK Marketing Manager of 3D Systems responds.
3D Systems Corp. -- Mergers, acquisitions and divestments, DTM Corp. -- Mergers, acquisitions and divestments, Laser industry -- Mergers, acquisitions and divestments, and Image processing equipment industry -- Mergers, acquisitions and divestments
Rapid prototyping giants 3D Systems and DTM Corporation have signed a definitive merger agreement under which 3D Systems will purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of DTM [...]