What is fatigue?

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on January, 21 at 10:01 pm

Designers normally consider the most important safety consideration to be the overall strength of the component, assembly, or product. To design for this, engineers want to create a design that will stand up to the probable ultimate load, and add a safety factor to that, for insurance. In operation, however, the design is very unlikely […]

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Rapid Product Development – FRP

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on April, 6 at 3:43 pm

FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) is a well established and proven technology used to produce large accurate panels that are both light and tough. FRP panels have an exceptional surface finish excellent for applications with cosmetic requirements on a single side. Utilizing FRP technology allows you to quickly produce short-run production panels to get your product […]

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Rapid Product Development – QuantumCast Cast Urethanes

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on February, 15 at 12:17 pm

The QuantumCast™ Cast Urethane process is a proprietary technology developed by Solid Concepts that produces strong pre-production and short-run production parts. This is essentially a low pressure injection molding process utilizing re-enforced platinum silicone as the “soft tool” or mold. The benefits of a soft tool (speed, versatility, & excellent surface detail) are combined with […]

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DEFINITION OF CAD/CAM/CAE

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on February, 4 at 12:59 pm

Computer Aided Design – CAD CAD is technology concerned with using computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, and optimization of a design. Any computer program that embodies computer graphics and an application program facilitating engineering functions in design process can be classified as CAD software. The most basic role of CAD is […]

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BRIEF HISTORY OF CAD/CAM DEVELOPMENT

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on February, 4 at 12:06 pm

The roots of current CAD/CAM technologies go back to the beginning of civilization when engineers in ancient Egypt recognized graphics communication. Orthographic projection practiced today was invented around the 1800’s. The real development of CAD/CAM systems started in the 1950s. CAD/CAM went through four major phases of development in the last century. The 1950’s was […]

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Rapid Product Development – SLA

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on January, 30 at 5:36 pm

Stereolithography (SLA) is a Rapid Prototyping process used to develop plastic prototypes from CAD data in a matter of hours. Similar to PolyJet, SLA is an additive manufacturing process and may also be referred to as rapid prototyping, solid-free-form fabrication, or 3D printing. This process is highly accurate producing fine feature detail and is often […]

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Rapid Product Development – PolyJet

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on January, 29 at 9:02 pm

PolyJet™ is a rapid prototyping process used to develop plastic prototypes from CAD data (computer aided design). This technology is a layer additive process where parts are constructed by building (or adding) layers atop layers. PolyJet is ideal for smaller parts (typically half a shoebox or less in size) or models requiring excellent fine feature […]

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Rapid Product Development – CNC

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on January, 28 at 8:08 pm

CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machining is a subtractive process used to create both small and large parts, prototypes, and master patterns from a wide range of materials. Solid Concepts can machine virtually any engineering material including foam & tooling board, plastic, and metals. While SLA patterns are often selected for complex designs or when time […]

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