The article offers information on the benefits of additive manufacturing, three-dimensional (3D) printing, and rapid prototyping in manufacturing products. Topics discussed include the use of fused deposition modeling in additive manufacturing, the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software to design the products to be manufactured, and the use of low durometer silicone in producing parts with negative draft.
PRODUCT design, MACHINING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY, SELECTIVE laser sintering, FUSED deposition modeling, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, and INJECTION molding
The article provides a comparison of various rapid prototyping processes which are available for product designers and outlines their advantages and shortcomings. Processes discussed include the industrial three-dimensional (3D) printing process called stereolithography (SLA), the selective laser sintering (SLS) process and the fused deposition modeling (FDM) process. Processes including computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining and rapid injection molding are also discussed.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, PRODUCT design, INDUSTRIAL design, and ELECTRIC equipment
The article discusses the importance for appliance designers to consider all options before choosing where to make prototype parts. It is stated that the innovations in rapid prototyping allows designers to choose from a wide variety of technical methods to product a prototype part, with each approach offering its own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. INSET: Be a Part Owner.
The article discusses the improvement of HVAC design by using 3D printing process. It cites that 3D printing delivers efficient, affordable and creative products as compared to old designs and methodologies. The article also discusses that 3D printing interpret software diagram by creating a replica of the diagram or a small prototype in a matter of hours only.
PRODUCT design, NEW product development, BUSINESS models, BUSINESS development, HUMAN-computer interaction, VALUE proposition, and INTERNET of things
The article offers information on the benefits of a business model that uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology in product design and development. Topics discussed include the benefits of IoT deployment for business development, the use of human-computer interaction (HCI) in the process, and the value proposition and concept prototyping of the products.
The article reports on the importance of three-dimensional, real-time virtual prototyping of plastic components in evaluating color, gloss and texture of a product. Topics discussed include the value of differences in perception and response when it comes to branding and differentiation of a product, the development of 3-D computer aided design to ensure overall appearance is realistic, and the influence of color as a chemical variable on the functionality and cost of plastic products.
The article discusses the significant role of 3D technology in appliance design. It infers that the development of 3D simulation application eliminates iterative physical prototyping thereby lowering the cost incurred by appliance manufacturers in designing appliances. The article offers information on the dynamic modeling approach in product development and enumerates its benefits.