Rapid Prototyping

What Is Rapid Prototyping

What Is Rapid Prototyping? Rapid prototyping is a technology that takes a three-dimensional computer model and builds a three dimensional part by building layers upon layer of material. Its speed and low cost allow design teams to confirm their new designs early and frequently in the process. Step 1 Start with a 3 dimension computer…

Rapid Prototyping

Prototype Advantages and Disadvantages

Prototype Advantages and Disadvantages Rapid prototype is a process wherein a working model or prototype is developed for the purpose of testing the various product features like design, ideas, features, functionality, performance and output. This process of development of working model is quite quick. The user can give an early feedback regarding the prototype. Rapid…

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Technologies And It’s Applications

Rapid Prototyping Technologies The technology used in rapid prototyping printers for producing 3D models is computer assisted design (CAD) software such as Pro-e, Auto CAD, Solid-works, and etc,  which directs hardware to precise specifications to produce three dimensional models. The efficiency of rapid prototyping to produce models for various companies and allow design changes to…

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping / History / Prototyping Technologies

Rapid Prototyping History of Rapid Prototyping Rapid prototyping is quite a recent invention. The first machine of rapid prototyping hit the markets in the late 1980s. The early rapid prototyping process derived its name from the activities and the purpose for which the earlier machines were utilized. What is Rapid Prototyping? Rapid prototyping refers to…

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Rapid Prototyping

Electron Beam Melting

Electron Beam Melting: EBM (Electron Beam Melting) can be described as the ‘rapid prototyping’ for metals. It is better known as ‘rapid manufacturing’ method. The parts are manufactured by having the metal powder melted layer by layer through a beam of electron in high vacuum. The parts produced acquire strength, solidity, and are void-free as…

Rapid Prototyping

Introduction To Additive Fabrication

Introduction To Additive Fabrication Additive fabrication refers to a class of manufacturing processes, in which a part is built by adding layers of material upon one another. These processes are inherently different from subtractive processes or consolidation processes. Subtractive processes, such as milling, turning, or drilling, use carefully planned tool movements to cut away material…

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Top 10 Wind Turbine in USA

Top 10 | Wind Turbines

Top 10 Wind Turbines The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released their 20% Wind Report Card on July 8, following up on a study in which the Department of Energy proposed a goal where 20 percent of U.S. electricity comes from wind energy by 2030. The AWEA gave the overall U.S. push for wind power…

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Automobile Engineering

Air-Powered Car Coming to Hit 1000-Mile Range

The Air Car caused a huge stir when we reported last year that Tata Motors would begin producing it in India. Now the little gas-free ride that could is headed Stateside in a big-time way. Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) confirmed on Thursday that it expects to produce the world’s first air-powered car for the United…

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Automobile Engineering

Air Car Is Heading For Mass Production

Air Car Is Heading For Mass Production The Air Car is the brainchild of Guy Negre, a French inventor and former Formula One engineer. In February, Negre’s company, Motor Development International (MDI), announced a deal to manufacture the technology with Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial automaker and a major player worldwide. “It’s an innovative technology,…

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Automobile Engineering

World’s First Air-Powered Car | Zero Emissions

World’s First Air-Powered Car India’s largest automaker is set to start producing the world’s first commercial air-powered vehicle. The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre for Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air, as opposed to the gas-and-oxygen explosions of internal-combustion models, to push its engine’s pistons. Some 6000 zero-emissions Air Cars are scheduled…

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Mechanical Vibration

Machine Vibration | Causes of Vibration

Machine Vibration What Causes Machine Vibration? Almost all machine vibration is due to one or more of these causes: (a) Repeating forces (b) Looseness (c) Resonance (a) Repeating Forces Imagine a boat anchored in a bay. Waves are slapping the sides of the boat, and as long as the waves continue to act on the…

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Mechanical Vibration

Mechanical Vibration | Introduction To Machine Vibration | Causes of Machine Vibration

Mechanical Vibration What is Machine Vibration? Most of us are familiar with vibration; a vibrating object moves to and fro, back and forth. A vibrating object oscillates. We experience many examples of vibration in our daily lives. A pendulum set in motion vibrates. A plucked guitar string vibrates. Vehicles driven on rough terrain vibrate, and…

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Mechanical Vibration

Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations

Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations The study of vibration A body is said to vibrate if it has periodic motion. Mechanical vibration is the study of oscillatory motions of bodies. Vibrations are harmful for engineering systems. Some times vibrations can be useful. For example, vibratory compactors are used for compacting concrete during construction work. Excessive vibration…