RAPID prototyping, ELASTOMERS, 3-D printers, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses the company Stratasys which is bringing to market advanced elastomers and enhanced materials for its leading Fused Granular Manufacturing (FDM) and Polyjet machines that are used in three-dimensional printing. It states that the FDM elastomer solution provides manufacturers with new levels of elasticity, durability with true soluble support, while advanced colors for Polyjet drive enhanced realism in transforming legacy design and prototyping processes.
RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING models, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article evaluates the Eden550V, a PolyJet rapid prototyping system, from Stratasys Inc. and offers information on its speed and resolution settings which allows users to match these properties to specific projects.
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.
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.
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.
New Equipment Digest. Jan2006, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p65-65. 1/9p.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, MANUFACTURING processes, and CONCURRENT engineering
This article presents information on prototyping system from Stratasys Inc. The system, which is known as Eden500V rapid prototyping system features an extra-large build envelope to accommodate either larger models or simultaneous production of multiple models. It contains four material cartridges, which allow long, unattended runs.
Trends Magazine. Dec2011, Issue 104, p31-37. 7p. 4 Color Photographs.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PRODUCTION methods, and INDUSTRIALISTS
The article highlights the emerging trend of digital fabrication that has made it possible to go from a digital design in a computer to a physical, manufactured product in a quick and economical steps. It notes that the trend has given manufacturers a way to test their designs and identify problems much earlier in the process. It also outlines few of the digital fabrication application that has become commercially feasible, including Stratasys Inc. and SparkFun Electronics Inc.
RAPID prototyping, SUPPLIERS, PROTOTYPES, and THERMOPLASTICS
The article provides examples of how two major rapid prototype (RP) and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) suppliers are closing the production quality gap between additive fabrication technologies and conventional injection molding. ABSplus and ABS-M30 are two new thermoplastics from Stratasys for the company's fused deposition modeling (FDM) systems. South Carolina-based 3D Systems Corporation's V-Flash Desktop Modeler is small three-dimensional printer that uses film transfer imaging (FTI).
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, and INDUSTRIAL design
Focuses on RedeyeRPM.com, an online extension of the BuildFDM service of Stratasys Inc. for rapid prototyping. Details of how to use the service; Features and capabilities of the fused deposition modeling service.
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.
Reports on the improvement of fashion, fused deposition modeling Titan system, which builds models from polycarbonate and alkyl benzene sulphonate by fused deposition modeling by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based rapid-prototyping systems maker Stratasys Inc. Increase in resolution of model-layer thickness; Addition of the company's WaterWorks automated support-removal process.
Introduces the FDM Maxum rapid-prototyping machine from Stratasys Inc. in Eden Prairie, Minnesotta. Features of the equipment; Advantages of the device; Production of intricate components for pocket cameras.
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.
RAPID prototyping, AUTOMOBILE parts, and AUTOMOBILE engines (Diesel)
The article discusses the benefits of employing the fused deposition modelling (FDM) method for automotive parts, which is used by rapid prototyping (RP) machines of Stratasys. Various examples of how the FDM technique is used are given, including creating a model for a contaminant filter for a diesel engine, wherein the FDM components can function as metal alternatives. FDM is also used in creating hand tools by BMW, and creating prototype parts for race cars in a short time.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, LEAD time (Supply chain management), and CHEMICAL molding
This article reports on the growing use of rapid prototyping (RP) equipment in the manufacture of prototype and short-run production molds for blow molded and thermoformed parts. Examples of RP processes include fused-deposition modeling (FDM) and stereolithography (SL). Particular focus is given to the FDM system of Stratasys Inc. Fred Fischer of Stratasys said a reduced lead time for prototype parts is associated with FDM tooling. NanoTool from DSM Somos also boosts the penetration of rapid tooling into thermoforming and blow molding.