RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, HIGH technology industries, ENGINEERING design, INDUSTRIAL design, ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING models, and LITHOGRAPHY
Looks at how techniques that automatically produce three-dimensional parts from computer-aided-design data have reduced the time it takes for companies to craft models or prototypes to check designs, assess appearance, or fine tune molds for the production line. Scientific analysis of stereolithography techniques; Use of stereolithography by the automotive, consumer-product and medical device engineers.
Presents a list of facts relating to the prototyping technique known as stereolithography. Increase in use of selective laser sintering; View of stereolithography enthusiasts who say that homeowners may someday construct their own kitchenware; Comments on stereolithography from Ron Barranco of stereolithography.com.
PROTOTYPES, RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL design, PRODUCTION engineering, and ENGINEERING models
Introduces enhanced fused deposition modeling (FDM) systems purposely for engineering prototypes, developed by Stratasys Inc. Variety of applications; Types of FDM systems offered by the company; Availability of the product.
Nydick, Robert L., Liberatore, Matthew J., and Chung, Q B.
INFOR. Nov2002, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p347-361. 15p.
PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, ENGINEERING design, DECISION support systems, EXPERT systems (Computer science), ARTIFICIAL intelligence, COMPUTER systems, ENGINEERING models, and MODELS & modelmaking
Attempts to expand the role of OR/MS into the broader community have been limited in part by the difficulties of educating non-OR/MS professionals concerning the intricacies of modeling. The purpose of this paper is to present and illustrate a new methodology called Modeling by Elaboration (MBE). This methodology assists naïve as well as advanced modelers in developing complex models through process of systematically "elaborating" a fundamental model linked to a specified problem domain. The differences between MBE and other well-known modeling paradigms, such as top-down modeling and rapid prototyping, are discussed. We provide a framework for model elaboration that uses definitional, structural, and hybrid modifications. The MBE process is illustrated using a visual simulation package as applied in a retail-banking domain. Implications of MBE are discussed from three perspectives: learning, software developers, and the organizations for which the models were developed. For future research, we suggest conducting comparative studies of MBE versus traditional modeling approaches in controlled experimental settings, and applying expert systems technology to direct users towards the most appropriate elaboration schemes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
MATHEMATICS, PRODUCT design, INDUSTRIAL design, PROTOTYPES, and ENGINEERING models
Discusses the importance of math for product design. Reason for the decision of companies to use virtual prototyping tools in designing products; Formula-based calculation tools that contort engineering information into inefficient, if not dangerous, forms; Information on how interactive math systems such as Maple solve the product design problems.
INDUSTRIAL design, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL engineering, NEW product development, INDUSTRIAL architecture, ENGINEERING design, POWER tools, ENGINEERING models, and MODELS & modelmaking
This article presents information regarding industrial design of power tools likely to introduced in the market. As claimed by Webench, an online design environment, their design and prototyping environment simplifies and expedites the entire design process.