RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING industries, TECHNOLOGY documentation, THREE-dimensional printing, and CRANIOTOMY
The article discusses several papers related to technology and its industrial application. Among the topics discussed on selected papers include the advancement on additive manufacturing (AM) and rapid prototyping (PR), the application of RP models in the fabrication of custom titanium mesh cranioplasty plates for large skull defect treatment, and the development of hybrid manufacturing process in the production of dense metal parts.
NEW product development, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT management, INDUSTRIAL research, PRODUCT design, and MANUFACTURING industries
This article empirically explores the nature of the role of design in the new product development process. The investigation adopts a multiple case study methodology. Data were collected through a six-month interview program carried out with mid-size to large U.K. manufacturing companies. The researchers articulate the scope and detailed nature of actions undertaken by design across all phases of the new product development process. Design functional, integration, and leadership actions are unraveled from the data. A taxonomy characterizing three roles for design in new product development is developed and explained. In the first role, design is explored as a functional specialism. The second categorization develops the role of design as part of a multifunctional team. The third role depicts the designer as process leader. Detailed actions and skills associated with each role are discussed and illustrated. Contextual factors explaining and influencing each design role are unraveled. These are articulated as speed of development process, innovativeness of the product development effort, and use of external design agencies. The implications of these findings for the development of design skills and capabilities are discussed in terms of recruitment, training, and educational policies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Harvard Business Review Digital Articles. 7/21/2015, p2-5. 4p.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING industries, and THREE-dimensional printing
The author discusses the growing popularity of three-dimensional (3D) printing which is changing the manner in which humans think as the technology possesses a special ability to capture people's imaginations which might result in a significant transformation of the global manufacturing sector.
The article focuses on the benefits of digital prototyping for manufacturing industries in Australia. Digital prototyping presents product design teams with the ability to build, explore, and test new products before they become a physical reality. In addition, the digital prototyping solution allows collaboration of designs. Moreover, digital prototyping can provide designers with the ability to build a complete digital simulation of a product.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING industries, INDUSTRIAL engineering, and MECHANICAL engineering
Reports on trend in sales in the rapid prototyping industry in the U.S. Increase in the amount sales; Factors triggering the surge in low-end machine sales; Table showing the volume of sales from 1998 through 2003.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING industries, NEW product development, EXHIBITIONS, PRINTING equipment, LITHOGRAPHY, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
Announces Arrk Silhouette's plan to display a range of rapid prototyping technology during the National Manufacturing Week to be held in Sydney, New South Wales, in June 2004. Features and capabilities of Object 3D Printing, a printer designed for in-house rapid prototyping which will be operating on the exhibit stand; Focus on mammoth stereolithography.
MANUFACTURING industries, AUTOMATION, ECONOMICS, THREE-dimensional printing, and ROBOTICS in machining
The article discusses the fast growing global three-dimensional printing sector, and how India's manufacturing sector can capitalize on this growth as it produces the best engineers in the world. It states that India's 3D printer prototyping and materials is estimated to reach $79 million by 2021. It further states that according to Gian Paolo Bassi, chief executive officer at SolidWorks, Dassault Systemes, India needs smart technology through adoption of automation and robotics.
Reports on Taxi 2000 Corp. and Bauer Welding and Metal Fabricators Inc.'s use of Bauer short-run prototype cell to engineer, fabricate components and final weld Taxi 2000's Personal Rapid Transit. Advantages of Bauer's system in terms of time and cost; Design challenges.
MANUFACTURING industries, RAPID prototyping, EXPORTS, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reports developments in the manufacturing sector in northeast Italy as of mid-May 2015, particularly the growing adoption of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology. It claims that the technology helped revived the region's manufacturing sector, which posted a 3.5% increase in exports in 2014. Also cited are the study by research firm Prometeia and the comment by University of Trento's Paolo Collini on the economic potential of 3D printing and other similar technologies.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING industries, PLASTIC surgery, ARTIFICIAL implants, and BRONCHOMALACIA
The article offers information on 4D printing and its medical applications like reconstructive surgery and creating medical implants. Topics include the case of sixteen-month-old Garret Peterson who was born with bronchomalacia and how he was saved by University of Michigan biomedical engineer Scott Hollister and his 3D printed splint, the science of 4D printing and how it can create implants that can conform over time, and the 2016 RAPID 3D Printing and Manufacturing Conference.
The article discusses the scope of three-dimensional (3D) printing in the plastics manufacturing industry. Details related to the current market size of 3D printing, the global growth of the technology, its signiificance in the Plastic industry, along with its case studies in other industries are presented.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING industries, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and JET engine design & construction
The article focuses on the development of the additive manufacturing industry, also known as three dimensional (3D) printing in manufacturing, in 2015. Topics include how additive manufacturing reduces waste, the use of additive manufacturing by the engineering firm Rolls-Royce, and the creation of a jet engine through additive manufacturing by researchers at Monash University in Australia.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, SMALL business, MANUFACTURING processes, and MANUFACTURING industries
The article reports on the growth in demand concerning the utilization of rapid prototyping equipment in the manufacturing industry in North America. It was shown that the parts made up of three-dimensional printing which are available in smaller sizes and lower prizes makes it attractive in small business enterprises. In addition, EOS GmbH plans to introduce Formiga, a laser sintering prototype technology to the country.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PRODUCTION engineering, MANUFACTURING industries, and THREE-dimensional printing
The author explores the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies in manufacturing processes. He highlights the limitations of 3D printing in manufacturing applications especially in the production of high-volume items. He believes that 3D printing technologies will reduce the lead times in the development and evaluation of products.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING industries, CORPORATE giving, CHARITIES, HUMANITARIAN assistance, MEDICAL assistance, and TECHNICAL assistance
The article features the Rapid Prototyping for Baghdad (RP4Baghdad), a humanitarian effort by leading companies from the rapid prototyping (RP) and manufacturing industries. The program aims to demonstrate a willingness to help the people of Iraq and to make the RP industry better known by the general public. The services being provided by the project include assisting Iraqi surgeons in treating seriously injured Iraqis and providing free medical support in the form of software, medical models, and medical equipment. The companies involved in the project are also cited.
MANUFACTURES, MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, and MANUFACTURING industries
Focuses on the impact of rapid manufacturing, tooling and rapid prototyping with metal-based materials the rapid prototyping industry in the U.S. Utilization of rapid prototyping systems in rapid production of end-use parts; Deployment of rapid tooling techniques in the automotive industry; List of several additive prototyping processes employed by traditional rapid prototyping approaches; Details on direct metal technologies; Statement of Dwight Morgan, president of The POM Group Inc.
Provides information on a variety of manufacturing-related events that are set to be held between January 2005 and May 2005. Spray Finishing Technology Workshop; HOUSTEX 2005 Exposition & Conference; Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Exposition & Conference.
MANUFACTURING industries and MERGERS & acquisitions
The article reports on the definitive agreement signed by South Carolina-based rapid prototyping developer 3D Systems Corp. to acquire Massachusetts-based Z Corp. and Virginia-based Vidar Systems Corp. from the Contex Group for 137 million dollars. Contex is a subsidiary of the Swedish firm Ratos AB. The opinion of 3D Systems' Abe Reichental on the acquisition is also cited.
Modern Machine Shop. Oct2016, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p82-86. 5p.
RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS planning, MANUFACTURING industries, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article focuses on the advantage of the contract manufacturer PTooling's initiative of implementing hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) in their operation. It offers insight from the company's president Marv Fiebig on the motivations behind its decision to purchase a hybrid machine tool, which allows them to branch out into injection molding, die casting, and aerospace applications. It also mentions how the machine helped the company strengthen its position in the oilfield sector.
WEBSITES, MANUFACTURING industries, INDUSTRIAL equipment, and MILLING machinery
The article reports on how machine manufacturing company PIC-Servo Motion Control, used the online service ZoomRP.com to make a prototype of the spindlemotor chassis, for the company's CNC milling machine, using the PolyJet rapid-prototyping (RP) method. It is reported that, after approaching ZoomRP.com, PIC-Servo Motion Control received parts which fitted together perfectly with no redesign or adjustment.