Rapid prototyping

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  • The Impact Of 3D Printing Technology In The Military

    Military: - 3D printing technology has the potential to play a crucial role in combat. Military applications often need custom designed and miniaturized units. 3D printing can support rapid production and development to fulfill the specialized functional requirements of the military. Army is already using 3D printing in combat zones. 3D printing can influence strategies and tactics of future aerial combat and Air Force is looking into the advanced manufacturing capabilities that 3D printing has to offer. In the past there were many problems like budget cuts, expensive and delayed development. They faltered because they were trying to build a large expensive manned aircraft that took years to develop and be made. The solution was to shift in…

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  • The Importance Of Optical Linear Encoder

    Determining the location of our fixture in space may seem like a simple task but if our goal is precision then we need to know exactly where our platform and ball screw are located at all times. To accomplish this goal, we will need to use a combination of encoders and dial gages to keep position and to check our position and precision. Encoder/Glass Scale A linear encoder is the typical way that CNC machines measure motion. It’s electro-mechanical device that creates digital signals that…

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  • 3D Printing: The Continuous Liquid Interface Manufacturing Process

    “3D printing is an additive (layer-by-layer) manufacturing method that creates 3- dimensional objects using a printer from a digital file.”[1] It allowed manufacturing to use less tooling; to be more cost effective due to the reduced amount of raw material needed; and also to be able to manufacture complex shaped objects that traditional molding could not achieve.[2] However, 3D printing doesn’t only rely on one single technique. There are different types of techniques that would deliver the…

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  • Digital Painting Advantages And Disadvantages

    1.0 Introduction: Digital Painting is a method of creating an art object (painting) digitally and/or a technique for making digital art in the computer. It adapts traditional painting mediums such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, watercolor, and so on. As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colors and other supplies. The virtualbox contains many instruments that do not exist in the world, and which give a…

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  • Physical Characteristics Of 3D Printers

    This research’s problem statement investigates the ability to connect a 3D printed model to the 3D printer used for its production. The main objective focused on identification of physical characteristics of the 3D printed model that are caused by a specific 3D printer parameter. Two 3D printers were utilized in this research. The first is a Printrbot 3D printer (model 1404) running Marlin Firmware (version: 1.0.0 bedlevel metal- simple). The software used to communicate with the Printrbot…

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  • Robot Arm Design Advantages And Disadvantages

    Locking mechanism The joints had to be such that they can be loosened and tightened at any required configuration, this obstacle was overcome by the use of wing nut at the end of the screw instead of a normal nut, and the image below shows the wing nut and bolt. This is the most cost effective yet strong way of locking the joints compared to knobs and other clamp mechanisms. Materials For the Robot Arm Construction our group members had a variety of materials to choose from, these materials…

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  • The Benefits Of 3D Printing

    The term 3D (3-dimensional) printing is growing in popularity. This technology was invented by a doctor Hideo Kodama in Japan, 1981(Goldberg, 2014). However, the high costs of 3D printers’ system impacted the popularization of 3D printing at that time, and it is only in the past seven years this technology has become affordable for small and medium-size enterprise and even consumers. Nowadays, 3D printer already developed into variety of forms and the applications of this technology are…

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  • Advantages Of 3D Printing

    3D Printing and the Additive Manufacturing Process Additive manufacturing (AM) is a process where an object is created by adding layer-upon-layer of material. This basic process requires the use of a computer, CAD software, the material(s) and the appropriate machine to fabricate the end result. AM has been used in many applications. At first, it was used in Rapid Prototyping (RP). Today, AM is used to create end-products used in many different applications, from aerospace, automotive and…

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  • 3d Printing Case Study

    Introduction/Background -What is the nature of the product or technology? The nature of 3d printing is nearly any area you can think of applying it to. -What is its development history? Rapid prototyping came about in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ‘Rapid prototyping ‘paved the road for all the 3d printing companies out today. (Rapid prototyping created prototypes for a manufacturer to create a prototype of a product with plastics before executing their plans and mass producing them from…

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  • Implications Of Waste In Design And Manufacturing Case Study

    usage in different machines renders generalized claims that 3D printing is more energy efficient incorrect; 'A 2011 study measured the electricity use per kilogram of material deposited using several different 3-D printing methods and found that some printers used up to 80 times more energy than others. ' (Olson, 2013). Furthermore even machines that are actually proven to be more energy efficient than other manufacturing methods are only advantageous up to a certain manufacturing volume.…

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