The article informs that the periodical has partnered with Framer to try and understand how designers use prototyping in interaction design projects and help them to compile a free to access report. It mentions that the partnership help give a proper understanding of whether prototyping is growing within interaction design and able to look in detail at whether prototyping helps to communicate ideas both within organisations and to clients as well as if it improves outcomes for customers.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, MOLDING (Founding), WHEELS, and MOUNTAIN bikes
The article discusses the increasing trend of rapid manufacturing than prototyping. It relates on the in demand rapid service of applications of the injection-moulding specialist Protomold Co. Inc. It says that Protomold subsidiary Proto Labs Inc. has provided service to Airline Components International (ACI) in making prototype injection-moulded parts without compromising the performance. Moreover, Protomold offers a rapid injection-moulding technique for the wheel rim of off-road board.
The article discusses British-led advances in three-dimensional (3D) printing that could lead to techniques able to quickly produce entire electronic devices. Topics covered include the role of additive techniques in complementing manufacturing processes, progress in multifunctional 3D printing or 4D printing, Nottingham University researchers' focus on technology with less immediate commercial relevance, and the advantages of advanced jetting technologies.
SIMULATION methods & models, RAPID prototyping, and UNIVERSITIES & colleges
The article offers information on the Loughborough University is working with Ford as part of a major new commercial EV project that aims to replace prototyping with modelling and simulation. It mentions Loughborough's role will centre around electrifying Ford's Transit Van, which presents unique challenges in terms of payload and range requirements; and also mentions that replacing physical prototyping with simulation will enable overall vehicle design to be optimised.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, THREE-dimensional printing, SELF-folding structures & materials, and CREATIVE ability in technology
The article discusses the importance of continued collaboration to drive greater success in additive manufacturing (AM). The effort of many organisations working together to research and develop new materials, and to enhance the performance of others, is mentioned. Collaborating for medical advancement is also emphasized.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on the growing popularity of three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology for rapid prototyping tasks. Topics discussed include the partnership of McLaren Racing with 3D printing company Stratasys, the forecast by market analyst Research and Markets on the expected increase of 3D-printing by 2021, and the advancements in rapid prototyping technology. It also discusses the efforts to enable the technology to develop prototype that can function similarly to the final product.
The article presents a company profile for computer manufacturing firm 3D Systems Inc. Topics mention including advanced prototyping and manufacturing solutions, connecting the engineers, designers and manufacturers in delivering the services and using of traditional and additive manufacturing technologies.
RAPID prototyping, CERAMICS, NANOPARTICLES, and ZINC oxide
The article reports that a team of scientists led by material scientist Lu Jian from the City University of Hong Kong have developed a four dimensional (4D) printing for ceramics. Topics include the ink made from elastomeric poly (dimethylsiloxane) mixed with crystalline nanoparticles of zinc oxide, could be printed and then deformed through stretching, and then heat treated to turn them into rigid ceramic bodies.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT management, PRODUCT design, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports on the move of product designer Jonathan Ive to blame the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical design process. Ive expresses nostalgia for the days before rapid prototyping and attributes the awful arbitrariness of form to technological advances on electronic products. He asserts that pressing print is a hindrance to designers being close to the materials, as well as the object.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, MOTORSPORTS, and DIRECT metal laser sintering
The article presents the author's views on the increasing use of additive manufacturing (AM) in automobile industry. Various sectors in which AM is used includes resin-based rapid prototyping, motorsports applications, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and development of the Optimized Gas Management System.
RAPID prototyping, ENGINEERING design, AIRCRAFT prototype engineering, THREE-dimensional printing, DRONE aircraft, and VEHICLE design & construction
The article reports discusses a research project that examined the three-dimensional (3D) printing of complex designs without the use of removable support structures. Topics discussed include the designing and building of a 1.5-meter-wide 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), successful glider test flights of the prototype and the use of 3D-printing to rapidly prototype versions of products.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MOLDING (Founding), and VACUUM
The article presents information on a new way of rapidly producing prototype moulds for vacuum-forming processes, invented by Brunel University student Patrick Bion. A grid of adjustable pins is used by the prototype technology, to create different shapes that function as moulds for plastic vacuum forming, in a much quicker way than the now-conventional method of rapid prototyping.
RAPID prototyping, UNIVERSITIES & colleges, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRONICS, and ELECTRONIC systems
The article reports that a new research project is intended to highlight the industry potential of 3D printing and to outline the research needed to make it happen. Researchers from Cambridge, Manchester, Newcastle and Loughborough universities will take part, with the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems in Germany and a number of private firms.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, COMPUTER-aided design, GRAPHIC arts, and DESIGNERS
The article discusses the use of Rapid Prototyping Technique (RPT) by visual artists. RPT is a new dimension for graphic designers. According to the author, RPT was developed to allow architects and industrial designers to make models from 3-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) files. The machine reads in data from a CAD drawing and lays down successive, millimetre-thick layers of liquid or powder, plastic or nylon, gradually building up a model from a long series of cross sections. These layers are fused to create the form described in the CAD drawing.
The author comments on the effectiveness of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, also referred as three-dimensional (3D) printing. This technology is said to be routinely used by industry to produce several complex, impossible-to-machine metal components. It allows manufacturers to develop customized products in very small numbers, down to a single unit. However, AM is not without limitations.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and THREE-dimensional printing
The author presents an introduction to this issue of the journal that focuses on the additive machines that are routinely used by industry to produce several complex, impossible-to-machine metal components and 3D weaving, an area of technology that is becoming widely used.
The article provides information from designers of different disciplines about how they incorporate rapid prototyping (RP) into their design processes. PI Group considers a technology for fast prototyping and quick tooling in order to develop structural package designs in combination with RP. Barber Ogerby Associates (BOA) mentions they only use RP for its speed but not to replace the traditional prototyping methods. Gordon Murray Design has utilized RP for it skips lengthy processes.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, TECHNOLOGY, and MANUFACTURING processes
Focuses on the increasing popularity of rapid prototyping in Great Britain. Limitations of rapid prototyping; Importance of accuracy and aesthetic appeal in prototyping; Development of rapid prototyping with the use of new technology.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and DESIGNERS
The article discusses the potential of rapid prototyping technology as a manufacturing medium for technology-savvy designers. According to designer Assa Ashuach, freedom of design is both exciting and daunting. Designer Hector Serrano minimizes the carbon production by using rapid prototyping to print the souvenirs in recipients' homes.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and FOOTWEAR design
The article reports on the use of rapid prototyping by performance footwear company called Prior 2 Lever to create fully bespoke boots and trainers for individual clients, formed exactly from a biomechanical evaluation of their body and running style in Great Britain. According to Prior 2 Lever creative director Greg Lever-O'Keefe, they looked at rapid prototyping and got grants for research and development. A range of biomechanical data from the athlete using a pedar is analyzed.
RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT design, and NEW product development
Reports on the impact of rapid prototyping (RP) technologies on the product design process. Driving force behind RP technologies; Advantages of RP; Improvements in the development process attributed to RP technologies.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, PRODUCT design, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article discusses the role of prototyping in the product design process. It is said that adding color to a prototype or model can make a huge difference to a client's perception of how the final design is going to look. According to the author, prototype testing is helpful in overcoming technical design and engineering challenges.
INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, NEW product development, and DESIGNERS
The article discusses the impact of rapid manufacturing (RM) and rapid prototyping (RP) technologies on the way designers make things. According to the author, RM creates geometric forms that can be imagined and sketched and compresses the time it takes to produce a finished product, ready for sale, direct from design. He adds that RP has certainly changed the design process because it can get a model very quickly and cheaply.
The article offers information on several rapid prototyping services and systems, including a laser direct structuring (LDS) rapid prototyping system from LPKF Laser & Electronic AG, rapid service from injection-moulding company Protomold Co. Inc., and the Objet260 Connex 3D printing machine from Objet Ltd.
MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, NYLON, LASERS, and SINTERING equipment
The article offers information on the selective laser sintering (SLS) apparatus that is being used by the Digital Manufacturing Centre of the University College London in England. It says that SLS allows a move from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing due to its capability to create parts in 100 percent dense nylon, which eliminates the need to create master models. It also says that the technology gives an edge to micro-companies as it enables them to reduce cost on the prototyping phase.
BUSINESS success, RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article reports on the success of Modena, Italy-based CRP Technology in using rapid prototyping (RP) to develop its ideas. According to chairman and technical director Franco Cevolini, RP is a cost effective way to realize new design concept. CRP adapted its RP expertise to the production of lost wax investment castings.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and INK-jet printers
The article discusses three-dimensional (3D) printing that is used for prototyping. 3D printing is used by Within Technologies Ltd. to create and produce manufacture end products. Complex objects with interlinking moving parts can be created by 3D printers in just one stage. Janne Kytannen, Product designer is waiting for the 3D printing technology to become a domestic, mainstream product as universal as the desktop inkjet printer.
The article reports that researchers have developed and successfully tested a method for 4D printing. Associate professor H. Jerry Qi from the University of Colorado and Martin L. Dum from Singapore University of Technology and Design incorporated shape memory polymer fibers into the composite materials utilized in traditional 3D printing, which leads to the production of an object fixed in one shape that can later be changed to take on a new shape.
The article offers information on the seminar organized by the Royal College of Art and Materials and Design Exchange regarding rapid prototyping. It mentions that The Product Works, one of five consultancies was asked to create a single-part product to show the advantages of rapid prototyping. It declares Dope, an acoustic horn that amplifies music device without electricity, was voted as the most popular. It notes that Sebastian Conran and Dick Powell also created prototypes for the event.
Design Engineering. Apr2002, p21. 2p. 2 Color Photographs.
RAPID prototyping and MANUFACTURES
Focuses on the correlation between Rapid Prototyping and manufacturing industry basing from the improved materials and processes. Adoption of Rapid Manufacture (RM) in manufacturing industry; Concept of RM; Citation of several manufacturing techniques to produce large quantities of products.
RAPID prototyping, MARKETING, DESIGN, and DESIGN equipment
The article presents several perspectives in response to Jonathan Ive's blame of the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical process of design and the creation of lousy designs. It cites the two comments regarding the confirmation the Ive's judgment was right. Meanwhile, another comment provides the ingredients to assure a lousy design solution. Moreover, other comment relates the importance of the knowledge of materials and processes for designs.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, ENGINEERING, and THREE-dimensional printing
The author explores his views on the implications of additive layer manufacturing or 3D printing. The technique's ability to use different materials from conventional manufacturing processes, and assemble them layer by layer into an intricate design derived digitally is highlighted. The technology is expected to change the way the engineers make things and change the things they make.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, MANUFACTURING processes, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports on Jaguars Cars Ltd.'s use of the latest rapid prototyping technology, including laser-sintering machines from EOS, in car design and development. The EOS system create prototype trim from nylon powder by fusing them layer by layer. This strategy eliminates the expense of producing mold tools.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, METALWORKING machinery, and SINTERING
The article features EOSINT M 250 Xtended rapid prototyping and production facility which uses a direct metal laser sintering machine (DMLS) from the Innovative Product Development Center at the University of Wolverhampton in Wolverhampton, England. It builds functional metal parts from successive 20micron layers of metal powder. The tool is built layer by layer leaving spaces for the channels to allow a much more complex labyrinth of strength, curved and variable-diameter cooling ducts to be created than is possible by deep hole drilling. The application of DMLS are increasing specifically for prototype and series part manufacture and for rapid tooling production.
Reports that 3T, one of the world's foremost practitioners of laser sintering for rapid prototyping, based in Great Britain, has helped NXT SoundVu, a technology leader in consumer electronics, bring its latest product to market at the critical time. Timescale and advantages over other means of manufacture; 3T's production of glass-filled nylon parts using selective laser sintering technology.
Presents a letter to the editor of 'Design Week' magazine, responding to a February 27, 2003, article by Andy Davey on rapid prototyping. Davey's attitude towards old-school modelmaker; Blame that modelmakers often get for problematic designs.
The article reports on the use of fused deposition modeling (FDM) rapid prototyping systems from Stratasys by Ducati Motor Holding to build concept models and functional prototypes from Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polycarbonate and polyphenylsulfone. Ducati cut 20 months from the development process of the engine designed for its Desmosedici race bike by bringing FDM in-house. The design team built prototype engine composed entirely of polycarbonate components.
The article reviews F123 Series, a three dimension printer developed by Minneapolis, Minnesota based company Stratasys, which is suitable for developing fast, accurate prototypes using a variety of thermoplastic materials using deposition modelling (FDM) technique.
Design Engineering. Apr2002, p22. 1/2p. 1 Color Photograph.
Reports the utilization of the Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) rapid prototyping machine by the design consultancy PDD Ltd. Significance of FDM in the product design process; Comment of development director Tim Court about the machine; Advantages in using FDM.
TECHNOLOGY, RAPID prototyping, WELDING, INDUSTRIAL lasers, and CUTTING equipment
The article discusses the developments in industrial laser technology. The widespread use of lasers for industrial purposes started in the early 1990s. Industrial laser technology has been used in manufacturing for cutting, profiling, marking, welding, rapid prototyping and measuring processes. Some examples of this technology include the TruFiber series from Trumpf, ES-CUT150 profiling machine from ES Technology and the BySprint Fiber laser from Bystronic.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL efficiency, and UNIVERSITY of Sheffield. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
The article reports on the launch of the COPERNICO (Cooperation Environment for Rapid Design, Prototyping and New Integration Concepts) project in Great Britain. Funded by the European Commission, the project aims at developing techniques to help factories maximize their efficiency. Participants in the project include the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Delcam, Rolls Royce and the University of Nottingham in England.
Engineer (Online Edition). 4/5/2017, p1-1. 1p. 2 Color Photographs.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE industry, THREE-dimensional printing, and CARBON fibers
The article presents the views of Richard Hague, chair of the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing International Conference, regarding the myths and modeling of three-dimensional (3D) printing. It mentions increased awareness of the strategic value of AM and the use of rapid prototyping in automotive industry and benefits of printing metals over more traditional methods and materials such as carbon-fibre moulding.
Engineer (Online Edition). 11/22/2016, p1-1. 1p. 4 Color Photographs.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and FUSED deposition modeling
The article reports on growing three-dimensional (3D) or additive printing market due to advances in technology. Topics include expired patent for fused deposition modeling (FDM) in 2009 leading to the emergence of 3D printing for the consumer market, method of taking designs and prototyping through multiple iterations and investments in the additive technology by several companies such as acquisition of major stakes in additive machines designer Concept Laser by General Electric (GE).
RAPID prototyping, MEDICAL specialties & specialists, MEDICAL equipment, and LAPAROSCOPIC surgery
The article presents information on the use of three dimensional rapid prototyping (RP) technology and latest machining techniques by medical specialists and the delivery of objet machines to leading medical device manufacturer, Surgical Innovations Ltd. by layer manufacturing technology provider HK Technologies Ltd. of Great Britain. The companies focus on laparoscopic and port access applications and instrumentations for minimally invasive procedures.