RAPID prototyping, INJECTION molding, THERMOPLASTICS, SILICONE rubber, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article focuses on digital manufacturing model is accelerating from rapid prototypes and first-run production parts to "on-demand" short-run manufacturing with injection molding services. It mentions one-demand injection molding of thermoplastics and silicone rubber outpaced its prototyping business for the first time. It also mentions new processes within injection molding and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining with additive manufacturing.
Modern Machine Shop. Jul2019, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p98-106. 5p.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING design, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRONIC noise, and BONE screws (Orthopedics)
The article discusses three dimensional (3D) printing prototype on using of iterate designs in the development stage, or to validate. Topics include research and development (R&D) facility with having capability to measure everything from cooling power to noise to electronics emissions; the R&D facility with designing of iteration capacity include two Raise3D Pro2 Plus 3D printers; and design engineers on building to first create and simulate a design using Ansys modeling software.
Modern Machine Shop. Dec2017, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p66-68. 2p.
RAPID prototyping, MACHINE shops, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses the author's insights on functional prototyping being carried by machine shops that adopt additive manufacturing (AM). He outlines the advantages of functional prototyping for machinists. The author believes that those machine shops making functional prototypes could find themselves displaced from the supply chain if their customers decide to leverage AM technology.
RAPID prototyping, LEAD time (Supply chain management), SILICONE rubber, METERING pumps, and ELECTRONIC equipment enclosures
The article offers information on Pinpoint system, a new liquid-color mixing and dispensing system which is designed to permit efficient in-house color matching by injection molders who perform short runs with short lead times and handle dozens of colors, developed by PolyOne in collaboration with 3M. It also mentions comments of Jeff Schipper, the company's director of Special Operations who agreed that Pinpoint is a game changer for cosmetic applications.
Reports on the importance of 3D printers in bringing rapid prototyping capabilities in-house for many plastic manufacturers. Information on "Wohlers Report 2004" released by rapid prototyping guru Terry Wohlers; Price range of 3D printers from Stratasys and Z Corp.; Key advantage of Stratasys' Dimension 3D printer.
Modern Machine Shop. Jul2016, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p50-60. 6p.
RAPID prototyping, SMALL business, EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCES & conventions, 3-D printers, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reflects on the event, Rapid 2016 held in the U.S. It states that the event was organized by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and around 247 exhibitors participated in it. It also mentions that registration for the third annual Additive Manufacturing Conference to be held in 2016 is open now.