RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRON beam furnaces, METAL castings, MACHINE parts, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article focuses on several commercialized process of metal 3D printing technology. It states the powder bed fusion through laser melting which is suitable for applications that involved functional prototyping and highly complex end-use parts. It cites the electron beam melting (EBM) which is best for complex parts that do not require tight tolerances. It mentions the infiltrated binder jetting which is recommended for non-precious jewelry and next-generation castings.
The article focuses on the expansion of rapid prototyping (RP) technology or the Additive Manufacturing (AM) in electronic industry. Topics discussed include the growth of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies, expansion of original applications such as electronic circuits and software networks, and the use of three-dimensional (3D) printers in printable object.
RAPID prototyping, BUSINESS enterprises, PRODUCTION (Economic theory), THREE-dimensional printing, and PRINTED circuit design
The article discusses the benefits of using 3D printing technology for rapid printed circuit board (PCB) prototyping. It states that the technology helps improve the results of the design and pre-production process to make accurate decisions for the proof-of-concept, design validation, and hardware development. It mentions that it allows companies to bring rapid prototyping in-house to speed design.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL engineering, and PHYSICAL sciences
The article discusses the four stages of designing a standard enclosure. It discusses the stage one which is a two to three months of concept modeling and the most creative part which involves pre-prototyping. It also discusses the stage two which includes identity, longevity and versatility of design. In the stage four which is the final stage, the balance between distinctive and discrete design remains constant.
RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, SINTERING, and LASERS
The article focuses on the technologies and processes used in the rapid prototyping (RP) system and offers steps involved in selecting the right RP. It discusses the scanning laser autotype (SLA) systems and the Selective Laser Sintering process which are part of the RP systems. It is stated that while choosing the right RP system, it is important to select a reputable service provider which offers a breadth of RP solutions.
The article reports on microcontroller evolution in terms of circuit design and programming. Topics discussed include use of microcontroller as metaobject, addition of flash memory to microcontroller, and development of authenticatable components verifiable by semiconductor manufacturers. It was also noted that flash memory will simplify the task ranging from rapid prototyping to in-field product updates, but is said to increase security risks.
ENGINEERING design, INDUSTRIAL design, RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, and GLOBAL Positioning System
Reports on the use of three-dimensional modeling and tooling technologies by design engineers to reduce the time needed to design their products. Manufacturers' use of rapid prototyping to create physical parts to test aspects of initial design; Polaris Golf Systems' use of rapid injection molding to create a custom housing unit for ProTrac, a global positioning system that enables golfers to accurately determine their distance to any prominent landmark on the golf course.
RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGY, RADIO frequency, and GRAPHICAL user interfaces
The article offers the insights of people in the technology industry regarding the impact of rapid prototyping on their job or in the industry. The individuals who offered their views include How-Siang Yap of Agilent Technologies Inc., Robert Charles of Farm Design, and Cliff Ortmeyer of Newark element14. Topics include the role of rapid prototyping in traditional radio frequency (RF) process, engineers' development schedules, and the development of graphical user interface (GUI).
PRODUCT design, PRODUCT improvement, INNOVATION management, and RAPID prototyping
The article focuses on concept design methods for developing more profitable and competitive products. According to study conducted by Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC), most respondents viewed that concept design is the root of innovation. It mentions that tight schedule is one of the reasons why most companies do not seek at more design ideas for a product. It adds that digitizing concept design offers several benefits to manufacturers which include sharing, building on ideas, and prototyping.