Clark, Tim W., Reading, Richard P., and Backhouse, Gary
Endangered Species Update. July-August, 2002, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p125, 4 p.
Wildlife conservation -- Models, Wildlife conservation -- Methods, and Endangered species -- Protection and preservation
Abstract Prototyping is a practical response to the need for innovation, creativity, and new initiatives in endangered species conservation. Though prototyping is an inventive approach to diverse problems that strives [...]
Wanke, Michael C., Lehmann, Olaf, Muller, Kurt, Qingzhe Wen, and Stuke, Michael
Science. Feb 28, 1997, Vol. 275 Issue 5304, p1284, 3 p. photograph
Laser photochemistry -- Usage, Photonics -- Research, and Microstructure -- Research
Three-dimensional periodic microstructures of aluminum oxide, which are important for creating photonic band-gap structures (PBGs), were fabricated by laser rapid prototyping by means of laser-induced direct-write deposition from the gas [...]
Science. Dec 8, 1995, Vol. 270 Issue 5242, p1644, 3 p. photograph
Microstructure -- Research, Prototypes, Engineering, and Photolithography -- Research
Lithography and etching techniques that were originally developed for microelectronics applications can also be used to fabricate sensors, actuators, or other micromechanical devices on silicon. However, these techniques require photo [...]
Science. March 3, 1995, Vol. 267 Issue 5202, p1274, 2 p. photograph
Chemical vapor deposition -- Innovations, Fibers, and Microstructure
Researchers have demonstrated that laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) can be used to phototype complex and freestanding microstructures. The LCVD method provides a cost-effective means for making endless, ultra-strong fibers.
Existing rapid prototyping techniques make it possible to create full-size models in a very short time. It is believed that similar techniques will also make it possible to fabricate actual parts in minutes.