Rapid Product Development – Session II

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on December, 18 at 7:29 pm

The term “rapid product development” is often applied to technologies that generally can be broken down into processes that generate rapid prototypes or production parts in limited quantities (short runs). Rapid Prototyping quickly provides parts to be used for design verification, form and fit tests, concept tests, and presentation models. It frequently leads to building […]

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Rapid Product Development – Session I

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on December, 15 at 10:00 pm

Rapid Product Development Rapid product development is the coordinated activity of a team to bring a product to market as quickly as possible. Solid Concepts focuses on a critical component of that process – turning your 3D CAD data into real parts to help your team realize their vision. We use rapid prototyping processes to […]

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on December, 12 at 3:38 pm

Rapid Product Development 101– Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) brings the trio of Solid Concepts’ additive rapid prototyping processes to a close. Similar to PolyJet and SLA, the SLS process quickly turns 3D CAD data into physical prototypes. SLS, however, uses powdered Nylon 11 and Nylon 12 polyamide materials along with property […]

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IDEA 2009 Design Gallery

CAD News, Design and Development - Comments Off - Posted on November, 28 at 8:34 pm

IDSA, BusinessWeek, Target and Autodesk proudly present the winners of the 2009 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition. Out of 1631 entries, 31 were awarded the coveted Gold award, while 47 received Silver awards and 72 won Bronze awards, while 349 finalists were named in addition to the winners. This year’s jury, an international cross-section […]

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Computer-aided industrial design (CAID)

Design and Development - No Comments » - Posted on September, 11 at 1:59 pm

Computer-aided industrial design (CAID) is a subset of computer-aided design (CAD) that includes software that directly helps in product development. Within CAID programs designers have the freedom of creativity, but typically follow a simple design methodology: Creating sketches, using a stylus Generating curves directly from the sketch Generating surfaces directly from the curves The end result […]

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Process of industrial design

Design and Development - No Comments » - Posted on February, 22 at 5:34 pm

Although the process of industrial design may be considered ‘creative’, many analytical processes also take place. In fact, many industrial designers often use various design methodologies in their creative process. Some of the processes that are commonly used are user research, sketching, comparative product research, model making, prototyping and testing. These processes can be chronological, […]

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Definition of industrial design

Design and Development - No Comments » - Posted on February, 22 at 5:31 pm

General Industrial Designers are a cross between an engineer and an artist. They study both function and form, and the connection between product and the user. They do not design the gears or motors that make machines move, or the circuits that control the movement, but they can affect technical aspects through usability design and […]

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