The article informs about WESTEC Long Beach Convention Center event which showcased the latest in machinery, metrology, design, digital innovations, 3D printing, and engineering expertise in California. It mentions how the emerging technologies that are transforming how we design and make things. It further reports that the Complimentary educational sessions included interactive Knowledge Bars, keynote addresses and informative new-product demonstrations.
RAPID prototyping, ENGINEERING design, THREE-dimensional printing, MATERIALS, 3-D printers, and DIGITAL printing presses
An interview with Nadav Goshen, chief executive officer (CEO) of MakerBot Industries, is presented. Topic include the platform was designed for engineers who need immediate access to a 3D printer that can deliver industrial performance but at a significantly lower cost, and also providing engineers with more material options by working with filament suppliers to offer a wider range of materials.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, HIGH-speed machining, CUTTING machines, METAL cutting, and METAL powders
The article focuses on how the lessons learned by manufacturers from metalcutting can guide in their adoption of additive manufacturing (AM). Topics covered include how AM equipment developers are addressing the lack of speed that limits AM, the importance of optimizing material delivery and post-processing to ensure the efficiency of the entire system, and the influence of metal printing on metal removal.
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.
RAPID prototyping, NEW business enterprises, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and CREATIVE thinking
The article discusses the Wohlers Report 2015, which provides an annual summary on the additive manufacturing industry, with estimates and forecasts. The report states that 3D printing has led to creative way of thinking and conducting business. It has resulted in startup companies as well as fresh business models. According to the report, the technology has given birth to new types of educational and training programs that offer hands-on learning, experimentation, creativity, and invention.
The article talks about how automotive and healthcare industries are adopting digital fabrication or metal additive manufacturing (MAM) ro accelerate technologies such as laser cladding or jetting of metal powder, and states that it could lead to several high-wage jobs.
Discusses the invention of the rapid prototyping device. Use of digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns; Changes in the design, engineering and manufacturing processes within the consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive industries; Definition of rapid prototyping as the collection of technologies that are driven by computer-aided design data to produce physical models.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, and PROTOTYPES
Focuses on innovation in rapid prototyping (RP) processes and machines. Additive RP process; Subtractive RP technology, a machining using high-speed spindles and relatively machinable aluminum alloys; Advice on choosing the right RP process by Dan Mishek of rapid prototyping and tooling service bureau of Vista Technologies LLC. INSET: RP Once Again on the Rise..
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and POLYMERS
Reports innovations in rapid prototyping (RP) technology. Development of polymers used in RP equipment; Ability of using RP in production process; Changes in RP design to adopt with manufacturing process.
The article features the Eden500V Polyjet large-format rapid prototyping system by Object Geometries Co. and distributed by Stratasys Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The system uses four material cartridges that support the larger builds, so the machine can operate longer untended, improving productivity over existing Polyjet systems. The settings offer a horizontal and vertical resolution of 600 dots per inch.
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, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and AUTOMOBILE parts
The article offers information on the development of 3D printing technology that involves rapid prototyping which is used in automobile manufacturing processes. It mentions use of the technology called Big Area Additive Manufacturing which provided poor surface finish of cars. It also mentions the adoption of additive manufacturing technique for design and construction of automobile parts and tools.
RAPID prototyping, SCANNING systems, and REVERSE engineering software
An interview with Dan Gustafson, developer of 3-D scanners for rapid prototyping and reverse, is presented. When asked about the extent of importance of software in reverse-engineering, he contends that it is crucial for improving productivity and encouraging innovation. He states that Rapid Works software offers intelligent feature recognition. He also mentions that any industry which develops new products and reverse models legacy parts can utilize the 3-D scanning.
The article discusses additive manufacturing (AM), formerly known as rapid-prototyping technology. It explores the increasing need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to cope with demand in this sector. Information i offered on projects to upgrade STEM education and prepare the workforce for AM, such as the Art2STEM Project, the Project TEAM:Technician Education in AM, and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, and RAPID tooling
Discusses the expanding application of rapid prototyping (RP) and the development of rapid tooling (RT) and rapid manufacturing (RM) concepts. Methods provided by RT for rapidly manufacturing molds; Techniques involve in RM for low-volume part production; Communication and manufacturing aspects of RP, RT and RM concepts; Material progress; Product improvement; Software simplification. INSETS: Struggling to Survive, by Marshall Burns.;We Need Innovation, by Ken Johnson..
RAPID prototyping, CONCURRENT engineering, PROTOTYPES, ISOSTATIC pressing, and IRON metallurgy
The article focuses on the increased use of direct metal processes in rapid prototyping. The use of fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, selective laser-sintering and three dimensional printing techniques is increasing. A direct-metal technique called electron-beam melting process is developed by Arcam AB. The medical and aerospace applications have taken prime position in using newer direct-metal methods.
CONFERENCES & conventions, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURES, and COMPUTER software
Highlights the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing 2004 Conference and Exposition in Dearborn, Michigan on May 10-13, 2004. Offer of design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing opportunities; Demonstration of rapid prototyping technology; Equipment and software used in rapid prototyping.
Reports on the use of rapid prototyping for anatomical medical modeling in surgically separating conjoined twins in Dallas, Texas. Requirement of innovative applications of technologies; Application of multiple imaging modalities; Use of selective coloration.
RAPID prototyping, CONFERENCES & conventions, and ENGINEERS' associations
Reports that the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' annual exposition Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing will mark its tenth anniversary in May 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. Number of exhibitors; Contact information.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, MANUFACTURING processes, PRODUCTION standards, WATER jets, and MACHINIST training
The article discusses the advantages of Omax Abrasive Waterjets training on the 55100 JetMachining Center as solution to meet shop requirements. RCR/Okuma Technology Center (OTC) manufacturing manager Rick grimes believes that abrasive waterjets would help in the production and manufacturing process. Omax states that they need a robust performer in the production and manufacturing of the product. It also adds that the operation of the water-jet is not too complicated according to Grimes. It further states that training of machinists helped maintain and improve the quality of the system. Moreover, it adds that JetMachining Center has the ability to cut few prototypes.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, INDUSTRIAL engineering, PRODUCTION engineering, and CAD/CAM systems
The article provides information on the services offered by Remmele Engineering Inc. It specializes in low-volume parts that require a high degree of manufacturing expertise. The company also offers the most cost-effective deign and high-quality manufacturing process. In order to maintain this outstanding performance, the company had standardized its digital foundation of manufacturing software and data.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, NEW product development, MANUFACTURES, and COST effectiveness
The article focuses on rapid manufacturing embracing the direct-metal manufacturing methods that offers manufacturers substantial cost savings on product development and expensive tools. A report from Wohler Associates Inc. indicates that rapid manufacturing will increase. Cited as an example is Arcam AB, which has developed an electron beam melting system used to rapidly manufacture titanium parts for aerospace and medical uses.
The article reports on the launching of Stratasys Inc.'s RedEye RPM, an online large rapid prototype and part-building service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It announces that the new service is an online extension of the company's existing BuildFDM service, which builds prototypes and parts.
MANUFACTURING processes, MANUFACTURES, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION engineering, IMPACT strength, and GUMS & resins
The article features two production resins for three-dimensional (3D) printing, the Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10, a thermoset from 3D Systems and the RPU 130 resin, a hybrid that is 30% biomaterial from Carbon.
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ORIGINAL equipment manufacturers, RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGY, EMPLOYEES, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses developments in the additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing industry as of May 2017. Also cited are the number of AM machine original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in 2016, the number of parts producers, as well as the growth in peripheral technologies, and the comment by Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) president Steve Deak on the developments.
PROTOTYPES, MILLING machinery equipment, and MACHINING equipment
The article provides information on the two basic technological paths in prototyping die or mold work such as electrical discharge machining (EDM) and machining. It notes that in looking for efficient high-speed machining, a vertical machining center (VMC) that uses constant velocity (CV) processing must be given priority. It features W.L. Gore's Electronic Products Division in Landenberg, Pennsylvania that utilizes a Revolution CV4020 VMC from GBI Cincinnati Inc. The facility has 500 employees and occupies 106,000 ft2. A brief history of W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. is also presented. Ed McCracken, a machinist, assesess the Revolution CV4020 VMC end mill.
Describes the trends in rapid prototyping of production tools in the United States. Focus on making molds for injection-molding operations; Technical advances; Electroforming process. INSETS: Just what is rapid tooling.;RP roundup..
PROTOTYPES, RAPID prototyping, and MANUFACTURING industry management
Presents information on rapid prototyping (RP) technology. Results of a survey conducted by Terry Wohlers of SME's Rapid Prototyping Association, on RP manufacturers; Details on the decline being experienced by service bureaus' business; Information on the global spread of RP.
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.
The article presents information on the development in the additive manufacturing sector since the industrial revolution, highlighting the challenges faced by the industry. Topics include the strenuous traditional manufacturing process, utilization of stereolithography and rapid prototyping, and the technological innovations brought in the industry.
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.
The article offers information on the project Experimental Methodology for rapid Tooling at the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute of the Manufacturing Research Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology which aims to mold rapid tooling.
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.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER software, COMPUTER systems, ELECTRONIC data processing, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article offers a report relating to Stratasys Inc., a rapid prototyping supplier in Minneapolis, Minnesota, enhanced version of its preprocessing software called Insight 6.0. The section discusses the capabilities, features and specification of the product. According to the report, the software includes two key production-scheduling programs for direct digital manufacturing. It also works with Stratasys FDM, fused-deposition modeling, systems and is available for all existing Maxum, Titan, Vantage, FDM 200mc, and ProdigyPlus customers on a valid warranty or maintenance contract.