The article offers information on the Rapid Prototype Laboratory (RP Lab), located inside the General Motors (GM) Design building in Detroit, Michigan. The RP Lab houses a highly specialized three-dimensional (3D) rapid prototyping manufacturing equipment, which has resulted in dramatic efficiencies in GM wind tunnel testing across GM's entire car and truck lineup. It also features two fabrication processes, namely, selective laser sintering (SLS) and stereo lithography apparatus (SLA).
The article reports on the new prototyping service department introduced by laser products manufacturer FSL3D. Topics discussed include the popularity of three-dimensional (3D) printing, the growth of global additive manufacturing industry, and the function of the prototyping department as the one that will take advantage of the company's 3D printing and laser cutting technologies.
COMPUTER-aided design software, ENGINEERING software, and COMPUTER simulation
The article reports that EMA Design Automation Inc., a service provider of mechanical and electrical computer-aided design (CAD) tools, will now offer Autodesk Inc.'s 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers in Rochester, New York. It states that the product lineup for manufacturers include Autodesk Vault which comprises solution for Digital Prototyping. It notes that Digital Prototyping gives manufacturers the ability to simulate a product digitally before being built.
GUI Program News. Mar2009, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p6-8. 3p.
COMPUTER software development, SOFTWARE engineering, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software industry, PRODUCT management, NEW product development, and COMPUTER-aided design software
The article reports on the introduction of the 2D and 3D design and engineering software products for manufacturers for 2010 by Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, California. The software releases are designed to help manufacturers develop better products, that range from mobile phones to bulldozers, in a short period of time. The product lineup which constitutes the firm's solution for Digital Prototyping includes AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Furthermore, the releases are indicated to provide greater range of design, visualization, and simulation capabilities.
Introduces MercuryPlus emulation system and Rapid Prototyping System developed by Quickturn, a Cadence company in San Jose, California. Features of the emulation and prototyping products; Details on pricing and availability of the electronic products; Compatibility of the products with other systems; Background of Quickturn and Cadence.
PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, INDUSTRIAL efficiency, COST control, PRODUCTION scheduling, and TIME to market (New products)
This article discusses the advantage of prototyping to manufacturers in the U.S. It explains the efficacy of prototyping in improving manufacturing processes, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. It suggests the adoption of prototyping to tighten production cycles. The use of prototyping to quickly and effectively validate products by speeding time to market is also noted.
INDUSTRIAL research laboratories, RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGY, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
The article reports that a multi-year agreement has been signed by National Dentex Labs (NDX) to help its laboratories across the U.S. stay on the cutting-edge of technology through Carbon’s complete dental solution. NDX fabricates models, casting and a variety of implant guides by depending on three-dimensional (3D) printing technology.
The article reports on three-dimensional (3D) printer manufacturer Stratasys Ltd.'s launch of Xtend 500 Fortus Plus, a high-volume filament package for its Fortus 3D Production Systems brand. Topics discussed include product output, expected unattended run time, and streamlined 3D production from fewer material changeovers. Also mentioned are logistical savings in storage and shipping, fused deposition modeling (FDM) thermoplastic material, and the availability of a Fortus Plus system upgrade.
COMPUTER software, RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, and NEW product development
The article reports on the launch SMT8101 radio frequency development platform from Sundance Multiprocessor Technology. It can boost rapid prototyping and can help development teams to get their products into production and to market quickly. It is ideal for multi-carrier/multi-standard cellular systems, high direct infrared infrastructures, and radio frequency test equipment applications.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, 3-D printers, and COPYING
The article focuses on the creation by printing solutions provider Stratasys Ltd. and Millennium Gate Museum of a 3D printed replica of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Topics covered include the use of advanced Fused Deposition Modeling in doing the project, the development of the initial structure on a wood frame and the advantage of using the Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer in massive recreations.
GUI Program News. Jul2016, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p3-5. 3p.
RAPID prototyping, AEROSPACE industries, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reports on the move of aerospace and defense company Airbus Group NV in extending its use of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform of software company Dassault Systèmes SA for its additive manufacturing operations. Topics discussed include the deployment of Dassault's collaborative design and simulation applications by Airbus as part of the Co-Design to Target industry solution experience and the production of prototypes and production components using the additive manufacturing procedure.
BUSINESS partnerships, COMPUTER-aided design, RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and KINEMATICS
The article offers information on the global sales partnership of Additive manufacturing systems maker Optomec Inc. with CNC Software Inc., developer of CAM software Mastercam. It discusses the company's capabilities in terms of CAD modeling and importing, multiaxis toolpath generation and visualization, and kinematic analysis. It also discusses other additive applications such as rapid prototyping, precision repair and graded coatings.