THREE-dimensional printing, COMPUTER-aided design, and RAPID prototyping
The article offers information on 3D printing technology used by the Internet broadband service providers Act Group Inc. Topics discussed include views of Nick Gondek, chief executive officer at Act Group on the same; application of rapid prototyping, manufacturing applications, and inclusion of computer-aided design (CAD) program.
BUSINESSPEOPLE, FORGING, INDUSTRIALISTS, and IONIZED gases
The article features the agency FORGE which connects entrepreneurs and manufacturers for prototyping of products or actual production of them in Massachusetts. Topics discussed include the link forged between startup RISE Robotics and manufacturers Peerless Precision and MTG Inc., and that of startup Clean Crop Technologies and manufacturer Product Resources. Also noted are the typical status of companies and FORGE's connection activities.
BusinessWest; Sep94, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p22, 2p, 1 Black and White Photograph
Features Techni-Products Inc. in East Longmeadow owned by the Morehardt family. Citation as the Region Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for its astronaut suit design for NASA; Prototyping of products.
The article reports on the National Science Foundation CAREER program grants awarded to University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientists Oliver Brock and Deepak Ganesan. Ganesan's project will include the design, prototyping, and evaluation of storage systems for sensory devices in earthquake-prone areas. While Brock's project will explore the challenges involved in making robots independently mobile in various environments.