Here's a cool story about an engineer and his experience with Protomold to develop a new toy. His choices deliver good info for other engineers.
When it comes to rapid prototyping, product design presents you with a series of choices involving the function and aesthetic of the product, the methods of manufacture to be used to realize the product, and physical, financial, timeline, and other constraints on the choices. This month’s tip…Continue
Customers ordered more than 7 million cubic inches of materials from Z Corporation, maker of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and 3D scanning technologies. This is a record sale for the company of the build materials used to print 3D models. In Q4 2010, Z Corp. sold more consumables than in any previous quarter in the company's 16-year history. Based on an average size model such as a coffee cup, this would be the equivalent of printing 25,000 new design ideas every…Continue
Added by Leslie Langnau on February 24, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
It’s clear that 3D Systems is on the acquisition path.
The benefits of the acquisition of Quickparts are:
--the ability to grow its custom parts portfolio,
--access to Quickpart’s well-thought of e-commerce technology,
--and perhaps most importantly--the ability to sell and cross sell to customers needing CNC machined and injection molded parts, a capability absent from 3D Systems line up.
3D Systems 3Dproparts business, which is similar in that it is a…Continue
Added by Leslie Langnau on February 22, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments
3D Systems Corporation announced that it acquired Quickparts, a leading custom parts services company based in Atlanta, GA. In 2010, Quickparts reported annual revenue of $25 million. Both Ron Hollis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quickparts and Abe Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems announced that they were pleased with the move.
3D Systems plans to integrate its parts fulfillment capabilities with…Continue
Added by Leslie Langnau on February 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Bernie Graham, an inventor from North Bay Ontario, Canada, likes to read from a popular tablet. But some functions, such as typing and gaming, are more difficult to do on tablets than others, especially if you need to hold the tablet with at least one hand.
“Bernie had an idea for a hands-free stand that would sit on your lap, making tablets and e-readers more comfortable and…Continue
Added by Leslie Langnau on February 18, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
The 2011 MD&M West is over, but the contacts and connections made there continue. If you weren’t able to visit the show, here are a few of the highlights pertaining to Make Parts Fast.
This year’s show was primarily about investigating the various offerings of vendors. Plenty of technical support people were on hand to answer questions and help designers solve rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing…Continue
Added by Leslie Langnau on February 16, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments