RAPID PROTOTYPING

Racing to Additive

Rapid prototyping or 3D printing, while getting faster and more capable, as well as having more materials that are suitable for the wide array of processes, is rapid in the context of prototyping.


DuPont Learns By Doing

Although the topic was ostensibly the implementation of plastic materials under the hood as replacements for metals—and with there being some significant reasons for doing so, as in “Weight savings vary from 20 to 50%, depending on the component.
#GeneralMotors #Ford #DuPont

3D Printing a Car. Yes, a Car.

Although rapid prototyping isn’t uncommon in the auto industry (see: autofieldguide.com/articles/rapid-prototyping-how-its-done-at-gm), the technology is typically used by automakers to make pieces and panels.
#HP #Stratasys

Rapid Prototyping: How It's Done at GM

Additive manufacturing technology is helping the automaker reduce product development times and costs.
#Chevrolet #GeneralMotors

Rapid Prototyping: Bigger & Stronger

Once it was all about small, fragile parts. But now, models made with rapid prototyping equipment are not only sizable, but durable.
#HyundaiMobis #Hyundai #TriumphMotorcycles

ABS plastic Design

Once it was all about small, fragile parts. But now, models made with rapid prototyping equipment are not only sizable, but durable.
#HyundaiMobis #Hyundai #TriumphMotorcycles

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The Other Side: 3D Printing for Medical Equipment: Stat

A 21st century tool to help take on the 21st century virus. And if you have capacity, you can help.
#Stratasys

Racing to Additive

A number of race teams are finding that 3D printing and rapid prototyping is a means to an end—and that end is winning races.
#Carbon #HP #racing

Additive Technology Grows—and Needs Know-How

One of the things that is true about additive manufacturing is that the technology is growing by leaps and bounds.
#Wacker #supplier

Honda, Autodesk Develop Lightweight Crankshaft

Generative design tools help cut weight by 50% in prototype unit
#Honda #Autodesk

How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?

There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing.
#MINI #Tesla #oem

Design a Car for 3D Printing. See It Made Live. (If You Win)

While the folks up in Manitoba at KOR EcoLogic are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to create the Urbee 2, a wholly 3D-printed vehicle, right now, Local Motors is, this very moment (until May 13, 2014), running, in cooperation with the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge.
#LocalMotors

Crowdsourcing & Rapid PD Comes to the Army

If you’ve ever thought that development for large, bureaucratic organizations is necessarily mired in red tape, here’s something that might change your perspective: The Army CoCreate platform.
#LocalMotors #engineer #oem

Dutch Students Ride Bike at Nearly 80 mph

In light of all of the depressing news related to Lance Armstrong, here’s some rather interesting news from the world of human power transport, the development of the velomobile that won the 2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge last month.
#DSM #supplier #engineer

Independence, Cycling & Rapid Prototyping

As it is Independence Day here in the U.S., we’d like to take this moment to make an observation about flags.
#Eaton #TriumphMotorcycles #racing

Of Mustangs and Molds (and More)

The 2013 Stage 3 Mustang from ROUSH Performance features a supercharged 5.0-liter engine under its hood that provides 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque.
#Eaton #supplier #ROUSH