Machine Design. June 19, 1997, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p80, 3 p. photograph
Prototypes, Engineering -- Methods, Computer-aided design -- Usage, Milling-machines -- Numerical control, and Product development -- Methods
Rapid prototyping of frail plastic components with simple shapes can be done quickly and easily with old fashioned methods than with laser sintering or curing process. Simple plastic components can be produced using a benchtop three-axis mill. Computer literate engineers and designers can use a surface or solid modeling CAD package capable of manipulating two-dimensional profiles and three-dimensional models to generate tool paths and cut parts.
Machine Design. July 12, 2007, Vol. 79 Issue 13, p38, 1 p.
Market trend/market analysis, Technology application, Manufacturing industry -- Forecasts and trends, Manufacturing industry -- Technology application, and Computer-aided design -- Usage
Move over rapid prototyping. "Rapid manufacturing" is currently gaining momentum. The process uses additive machines that build finished metal or plastic items directly from 3D CAD models. This eliminates the [...]