RAPID prototyping, 3-D printers, THREE-dimensional printing, and MANUFACTURING processes
The article offers information about the move of Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument, reportedly the leader in providing mechanical based design, engineering, and manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications, to acquire the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus 3D printer. Information on the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus, which uses a liquid polymer that has a variety of material properties, is presented.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, PRODUCT design, and SILICON
The article reports on the launch by silicone prototyping and production molding leader Albright Technologies Inc. of its design for manufacturability service in 2015. Topics covered include the goal of ensuring that customers' part designs will be manufacturable throughout the product lifecycle, the development of a framework to ensure silicone part designs are reviewed for manufacturability and the response of sales director Ryan Taylor to the service.
THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, MASS production, MANUFACTURING processes, and PRODUCTION engineering
The article reports that breakthroughs offered by 3D printing have made a impact on the injection molding process and industry. Mass production using 3D printing include its challenges. Additive manufacturing process can produce sample parts at very low cost, the selection of printed plastics remains limited as well as the difference in surface finish and each part would have to be finished increasing labor costs.
The article offers information on three-dimensional (3D) printing and its disruptive impact on supply chains. Topics discussed include the ease in the process of design, prototyping, and manufacturing due to 3D printing; the reduction in logistics and production costs with 3D printing; and the impact that it can have on warehousing practices of companies.