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.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional printing, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article focuses on rapid prototyping services along with its significance in designing approaches. Topics discussed include enhancement of manufacturing process with deployment of rapid prototype conditions; consideration of 3D printing technology in different processes such as stereo lithography; and attainment of regulatory approval by several agencies such as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, PHOTOPOLYMERS, and ELASTOMERS
The article discusses several aspects of prototyping with PolyJet three-dimensional (3D) printing. It mentions PolyJet has the ability to mimic various polymers, including LSR (liquid silicone rubber). It also mentions PolyJet uses a jetting process where small droplets of liquid photopolymer, called voxels, are sprayed from multiple jets onto a build platform and cured in layers that form elastomeric part.
The article discusses how manufacturers can implement a laser-based, metal powder-bed fusion process to help ensure that products reliably meet specifications. Additive manufacturing (AM) is now used for the production of mission-critical components for use in high-tech industries. However, its implementation has been delayed by challenges with achieving a uniform product.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, AUTOMOBILE industry, THREE-dimensional printing, POLYMERS, and ELECTRON beam furnaces
The article discusses the technological innovations rapid prototyping in the field of additive manufacturing industry which has resulted in the economic and operational advantages. It mentions increasing adoption of plastic, polymer and metal processes across various industrial sectors such as automotive, medical and engineering sectors, for prototyping. It also discusses the industrial metal processes such as electron-beam melting and selective laser melting.
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.
The article discusses some of the challenges in additive manufacturing (AM), or three-dimensional (3D) printing. It is said that heat treatments associated with AM vary as additively manufactured parts display vastly different mechanical behaviors. It discusses the direct-metal laser-sintered (DMLS) method of printing AM parts.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, CUSTOMIZATION, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article offers information related to the use of additive manufacturing technology in kitchens. It is noted that thermosets photo polymers is an ideal substrates for short run molding tools and accurate prototypes. Topics discussed include additive manufacturing technology standards established by ASTM International; full customization of parts, part consolidation and assembly time reduction as advantages by utilizing additive manufacturing processes.
INDUSTRIAL costs, COST effectiveness, RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses the acceptance and adoption of additive manufacturing for prototyping, tooling, and production applications. It mentions time and cost efficiencies of implementing additive process in manufacturing chain. It also mentions additive manufacturing ability to produce direct metal deposition.
RAPID prototyping, AEROSPACE industries, MEDICAL equipment industry, INDUSTRIAL wastes, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses the growing popularity of three-dimensional (3D) metal printing as of May 2017. It is noted that the process was first adopted by the aerospace and medical device industries and that all industries that work with metals are now starting to realize its potential. The benefits of 3D metal printing are also cited, including reduced waste, decreased time to market, and increased product performance.
RAPID prototyping, ELECTRIC industries, ELECTRIC equipment, and MICROSOFT operating systems
Reports on the impact of the use of rapid prototyping to the creation of innovative products for the appliance industry. Factors that arise the need for rapid prototyping; Presentation of the principle of rapid prototyping; Microsoft Windows-based software used in the rapid prototyping process; Adaptability of the test setting to any possible environment and technical specification; Advantages brought by rapid prototyping to manufacturers.
Focuses on the usage of rapid prototyping in architecture. Definition of rapid prototyping; Description of various types of three dimensional computer model repid prototyping; Discussion on improvements of three dimensional computer modeling for architecture.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and PROPERTIES of matter
The article compares rapid prototyping (RP) materials for additive fabrication application. It notes that the primary processes of additive fabrication have remained over the years but the technology path of each RP process is unique depending on the material used. It believes that there is not a clear cut approach for engineers to select the right process and material for an application. It offers some high-level guidelines with material properties, application and economics in mind. A comparative chart is presented showing properties and RP processes.
QUALITY standards, STANDARDIZATION, THREE-dimensional printing, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article explores the applications of the additive manufacturing technology. Topics discussed include information on the efforts of the American National Standards Institute in standardization of additive manufacturing; discussions on the challenges faced in the quality standards of the additive manufacturing; information on the evolution of 3D printing from stereolithography.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING processes, PLASTICS, and ELECTRIC equipment
The article discusses the benefits of innovations in rapid prototyping, along with advanced concepts such as rapid tooling, rapid injection molding and direct-digital manufacturing in the manufacturing of plastic parts for electric appliances. The author discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the conventional injection-molding method. It is stated that rapid prototyping machines can make parts in a relatively short-time frame, ranging from a few hours to a few days.
RAPID prototyping, CONCURRENT engineering, MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, BENCHMARKING (Management), and SERVICE centers
This article offers advice on choosing a prototyping system. For companies that make prototypes through a traditional method, the first step should be either to ask a few prototyping system manufacturers to build a benchmark part or to locate a service bureau and begin ordering prototype parts manufactured with various technologies before considering purchasing an equipment.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID tooling, and INJECTION molding of plastics
Compares the various methods of prototyping in plastic part design. Advantages and disadvantages of rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, rapid injection molding and traditional injection molding; Characteristics of a prototype; Factors to consider in choosing prototyping methods for plastic part design.