Machine Design. June 13, 1996, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p38, 2 p. photograph
Prototypes, Engineering -- Equipment and supplies and Product development -- Equipment and supplies
The rapid prototyping (RP) industry is experiencing phenomenal growth as engineers worldwide demand for sophisticated and cost-effective RP technologies. This trend can demand for engineering processes that require reliable prototypes, such as tooling, die casting and injection molding. Among the companies that are generating huge profits from this trend are 3D Systems Inc., 130 RP Machines and Stratasys Inc.
Machine Design. March 21, 1996, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p36, 1 p. photograph
Stratasys Ltd. -- Product introduction -- 00241202, Product development -- Equipment and supplies, Prototypes, Engineering -- Equipment and supplies, and CAD-CAM systems industry -- Product introduction
Stratasys Inc. is marketing three new rapid prototyping systems for computer-aided design applications, namely, Genisys, the FDM 1650 and the Stratasys 8000. Genisys is a $55,000 desktop three-dimensional printer for producing concept engineering models while the FDM 1650 is a mid-range, $100,000 modeling tool. Stratsys 8000 is a large-capacity system for supporting automotive and aerospace design processes. It runs six times faster than the FDM and costs about $300,000.
Machine Design. Nov 23, 1995, Vol. 67 Issue 21, p62, 4 p. photograph
Prototypes, Engineering -- Equipment and supplies, Product development -- Equipment and supplies, and Manufacturing industry -- Production management
A growing number of manufacturing firms are increasingly using rubber tools to make limited-production prototypes and minimize production time. This trend can be attributed to the development of new equipment and materials that supports rapid rubber tooling and prototyping, such as the thin-wall reaction-injection-molding machine and RP 6460 rapid-cure polyurethane.