The buzz around 3D printing has fueled several stocks to fantastic gains, including 3D Systems ([STOCK[DDD]]) and Stratasys ([STOCK[SSYS]]). A bit below the radar you'll find a related company, Proto [...]
The MC-400 pick-and-place machine quickly and precisely produces PCB prototypes or short runs in-house. The machine aligns and places 0201 chips, BGAs, CSPs, and fine-pitch (15-mil) QFPs at speeds up [...]
Design News. Oct 11, 2004, Vol. 59 Issue 14, p89, 1 p.
Engineering software, Software quality, Company pricing policy, National Instruments Corp. -- Product information, Computer peripherals industry -- Product information, Software -- Product information, and Software -- Prices and rates
There is a number of tools that streamline a product's design cycle, and many instruments make it possible to measure the performance of that product's prototypes. National Instruments has unveiled [...]
Rapid prototyping is a popular methodology for taking electronics concepts to production quickly. Yet the rapidity with which embedded software and firmware can evolve during the initial stages of development [...]
Freeform software facilitates quick and accurate 3D modeling of detailed organic shapes, which can be combined with geometric shapes for prototyping or manufacturing. Product designers can combine up to three [...]
Time to market, Software quality, Product development, and Software
Engineers and analysts can use SpaceClaim Engineer software to easily create concepts and prepare 3D designs for digital prototyping, analysis and manufacturing of products. The software lowers the total cost [...]
Computing Canada. June 22, 1994, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p43, 1 p.
MIS, Program Development Techniques, Rapid Application Development, Efficiency, User Need, Software Design, User Relations, Software Quality, and Programming management (Computers) -- Methods
Corporate MIS departments can better serve the needs of users by adopting Rapid Application Development (RAD) and Joint Application Development (JAD) techniques. New RAD tools combine object-oriented and rule-based technology with a knowledge-based system. Such tools enable programmers to do in a few lines of code what would have taken several hundreds of lines with conventional Third Generation languages. A US electrical equipment manufacturer recently used RAD techniques to reduce the time needed to design a customer order entry system from 40,000 to 20,000 hours, for a cost savings of between $1 million and $2 million. The RAD approach to programming becomes even more efficient when combined with JAD programs. JAD involves pairing up programmers and users during each phase of the application development cycle. An important part of RAD/JAD programs is use of rapid prototyping tools that enable users to test applications throughout the development cycle.
Computerworld. Nov 26, 1984, Vol. 18 Issue 48, p14
Cost, Software, Software Quality, Hardware Error, Study, Increasing Costs, and Product Development
According to a study by T. Casper Jones, general manager of the Nolan Norton Co., up to twenty-five percent of all software systems with over 64,000 lines of source code currently under development will be terminated before they are completed. In addition, up to sixty percent will suffer from cost and schedule overruns and approximately seventy-five percent will have serious operational difficulties. In very large programs, the combination of coding and documentation defects and inadequate maintenance results in an average of 300 serious errors per 1,000 lines of code. To correct the problem, longer design times, high speed prototyping and a shorter debugging phase are encouraged.