A directory for companies offering rapid prototyping services, a group of techniques used for rapid construction of scale model of products with the help of three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) data, including materials, hardware and software across the U.S.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRON beam furnaces, METAL castings, MACHINE parts, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on several commercialized process of metal 3D printing technology. It states the powder bed fusion through laser melting which is suitable for applications that involved functional prototyping and highly complex end-use parts. It cites the electron beam melting (EBM) which is best for complex parts that do not require tight tolerances. It mentions the infiltrated binder jetting which is recommended for non-precious jewelry and next-generation castings.
The article focuses on the expansion of rapid prototyping (RP) technology or the Additive Manufacturing (AM) in electronic industry. Topics discussed include the growth of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies, expansion of original applications such as electronic circuits and software networks, and the use of three-dimensional (3D) printers in printable object.
RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS enterprises, PRODUCTION (Economic theory), THREE-dimensional printing, and PRINTED circuit design
The article discusses the benefits of using 3D printing technology for rapid printed circuit board (PCB) prototyping. It states that the technology helps improve the results of the design and pre-production process to make accurate decisions for the proof-of-concept, design validation, and hardware development. It mentions that it allows companies to bring rapid prototyping in-house to speed design.
RAPID prototyping, SPECIFICATIONS, ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS, THERMOPLASTICS, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on seven specifications of the subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP) technology which was developed by the electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland including affordability, versatility and programming. It mentions that the technology provide multiple applications for designer and engineer. It further discusses that the technology supports thermoplastics.
RESEARCH & development, RAPID prototyping, ELECTROCATALYSTS, and AWARDS
The article presents the winners of the Research & Development (R&D) 100 Awards by the "R&D Magazine" in the process/prototyping category, along with their developments. Winners include the Los Alamos National Laboratory with its precious-metal-free electrocatalysts, the U.S. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the Friction Stir Scribe Process for Joining Dissimilar Materials, and TruDesign LLC with large-format additive coating solutions.
The article discusses the three-dimensional (3D) printing which is use for prototyping of microfluidic devices. Topics mention including the fabrication techniques such injection molding and milling and clean room-based microfabrication, fast growing field of microfluidics which shows a potential for the wide rage of applications and 3D printing techniques.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL engineering, and PHYSICAL sciences
The article discusses the four stages of designing a standard enclosure. It discusses the stage one which is a two to three months of concept modeling and the most creative part which involves pre-prototyping. It also discusses the stage two which includes identity, longevity and versatility of design. In the stage four which is the final stage, the balance between distinctive and discrete design remains constant.
RAPID prototyping, PHOTOPOLYMERS, SINTERING, LASERS, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses tools and methods to enhance rapid prototyping. A description on how to accurately cure layers of liquid ultraviolet (UV)-curable photo-polymer resin using stereolithography is provided. A discussion of the selective laser sintering (SLS) process is given. Other competing technologies for fast and easy model building are discussed, including fused deposition modeling, electron beam melting, three-dimensional (3D) printing and laminated object manufacturing.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, THREE-dimensional printing, NANOSTRUCTURED materials, and NANOFABRICATION
The article offers information on several innovations in process and prototyping technology. Topics include 3D Printed Patient-Specific Tissue-Mimicking Phantoms, a printing technique by Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute; Detergent-Assisted Fabrication by Sandia National Laboratories that enables the production of new multifunctional nanomaterials with reproducible properties; and Digital Holography-based 3D Nano-Builder, a 3D nanofabrication system by Chinese University of Hong Kong.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, SHIPMENT of goods, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
The article reports on the fast evolution of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies making them the frontliners in the additive manufacturing revolution. The 3D printing market is expected to growth through 2021 and recent developments in speed, quality, and the variety of materials it can print made 3D printing surpass its traditional role as a rapid prototyping tool. Global unit shipments of 3D printers in 2016 is 455,772 and is forecast to increase to 6,700,000 by 2020.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, INVENTIONS, CONSUMPTION (Economics), and PRODUCT management
In this article the author focuses on the importance of trials and experimentation in new products or innovative solutions. He states that the scientific experimentation is disfavored in product innovation due to its high cost and more time consumption. He further mentions the role of simulations to supplant trials for determining the validity of developing design.
BANDWIDTHS, FREQUENCY spectra, 5G networks, HIGH dynamic range imaging, and VIRTUAL reality
The article focuses on the importance of millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum in developing the Fifth Generation (5G) system. It talks about the the spectrum supporting bandwidth technology, ultra-high definition (UHD) systems and high dynamic range (HDR) videos. It tells about the developing virtual reality and augmented reality in the industry. It speaks about the application of the mmWave technology in telecommunications, bandwidth systems and the mobile phones.
INVOICES, COMPUTER software, FAUCETS, and PRIMERS (Coating)
The article evaluates the 3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard, the Aerocron 2100 Electrocoat Primer for painting from PPG Indusries and Conexiom Invoice Automation Solution softeare from Ecmarket.
Presents a number of product solutions for design engineers. ESI Group's PAM-MEDYSA 2G virtual prototyping software; KVH Industries Inc.'s TG-6000 inertial measurement unit which employs a three-axis configuration for digital signal processing; Revvo Caster Co. Inc.'s Flexello JA Series swivel jacking casters; Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc.'s Minimatic Push-Quick Fitting line for quick assembly of pneumatic circuits.
The article offers the insights of several design engineering industry leaders on developments in rapid prototyping materials, including Gaurang Trivedi of Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services, Bill Camuel of RedEye, and Buddy Byrum, of 3D Systems. It also mentioned their expectations for future prototyping materials like three-dimensional (3D) printing materials, ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, and hybrid casting material.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, SINTERING, and LASERS
The article focuses on the technologies and processes used in the rapid prototyping (RP) system and offers steps involved in selecting the right RP. It discusses the scanning laser autotype (SLA) systems and the Selective Laser Sintering process which are part of the RP systems. It is stated that while choosing the right RP system, it is important to select a reputable service provider which offers a breadth of RP solutions.
This article announces the finalists in the Process/Prototyping category of R & D Magazine's 50th Annual Awards, which include California Eastern Laboratories' MeshWorks wireless solution, Carbtex Technology Inc.'s Smarter Cotton process, and EMD Millipore Corp.'s pDADMAC cell culture process.