The article reports that service bureau 3Dimensional Engineering has become the first company in the southeast U.S. to utilize the most advanced rapid prototyping technology. The company will use the SLA-500, which can produce the largest prototype part and is the fastest machine in the industry, according to the company. The state-of-the-art stereolithography equipment will create three-dimensional solid and hollow prototypes of products ranging from medical instruments to plastic beeper covers and engine manifolds.
RUBBER industry, RAPID prototyping, EXTRUSION process, CURING, RUBBER, and URETHANE
Presents a number of reading materials related to the rubber industry. Book entitled "User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping," by Todd A. Grimm; Marketing study entitled "Radiation curing, IV"; Brochures on fluoropolymer additive WS280, extrusion systems, silica, extruders, rubber extrusion barrels, magnetic clamping systems and urethane adhesive.
The article discusses the aspects to consider in micro injection molding. These include the need to understand one's approach in molding as the slight design change can derail the project, selection of material that will be moldable into the shape that one needs, and the prototyping process of micro injection molding.
The article reports on the use of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) for three-dimensional (3D) printing. Topics discussed include the use of fused deposition modeling (FDM) materials in 3D printing, the used of these materials in industry, the requirements for TPU material application, and their experiments for TPU use.
MEDICAL equipment design, MEDICAL equipment reliability, and THERMOPLASTICS
The article presents a case study on the role of WaterShed XC 11122, a prototyping resin, in facing challenges in medical device development. It says that speed and reliability encompass the challenges faced by manufacturers and designers. It states that Symbient Product Development has combined science and engineering theory in product creation to achieve speed and reliability. It adds that the device offers fast turnaround for its ability to copy the engineered thermoplastic performance.
Presents materials for use in rubber industry. Includes urethane elastomer system by Cal Polymers; BNX 1035 antioxidant by Mayzo; Dynaflex thermoplastic elastomers by GLS; Polyurethane prototyping systems from Conap; Permanent antistat from Kenrich Petrochemicals; Liquid silicones by Dow Corning STI; Sealing compound by Master Compound.
Features several services for the rubber industry. Trace Laboratories' stereolithography/rapid prototyping; Apple Rubber Products' EMI-shielded o-rings and seals; Instron's materials testing equipment; Lehmann and Voss' custom rubber.
COMPUTER input-output equipment, COMPUTER software, PAMPHLETS, and RUBBER industry equipment
Presents literature on hardware and software products for the rubber industry. Krupp Elastomertechnik's PKS 500 automation system for mixing rooms; Algor's Accupak/VE mechanical event simulation for virtual prototyping software; Cutler-Hammer's DeviceNet Gateway-Incom Master.