This Week In Rapid Prototyping
7 Ways In Which Rapid Prototyping Is Making All the Buzz (inventiva.co.in) 3D printing also is known as additive manufacturing lay its hands from the 1980s. rapid prototyping techniques have been used extensively for creating products like powders, plastics, filaments, etc. Rapid prototyping holds its roots in areas of topography and photo sculpture.
The Importance of Feasibility in Medical Device Development (Kiowa Country Press) An action or process is said to be “feasible” when it’s possible, but the word “possible” doesn’t really capture the essence of the concept of feasibility. Something may be possible, but it could also be extremely difficult. Determining feasibility means figuring out not only if something is possible, but also how difficult it will be to achieve. For example, even if feasibility research finds that manufacturing a product is possible, it could also be prohibitively expensive.
Jonathan Rothberg’s Race to Invent the Ultimate Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Test (The New Yorker) On the morning of March 7th, the inventor and entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg announced, on Twitter, that he’d been thinking through the possibility of “a low cost easy to manufacture home test kit for #Coronavirus.” Attached to the tweet was a photo of a clean-swept desk before an orderly collection of curious desktop appliances, backlit, through a large picture window, by the sun’s reflection in an azure surf.
Lockheed Martin Awarded $912 Million Modification for Sole Source Contract (Clearance Jobs) Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $911,765,000 modification (P00049) for existing sole source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract HQ0147-12-D-0001 for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense element development and support services. This modification brings the total maximum ceiling value of this contract from $2,335,000,000 to $3,246,765,000.
ExOne to Partner with Xometry to Offer Metal Binder Jetting (3dprint.com) Xometry customers will be able to benefit from ExOne’s 20 years in 3D printing and the refinements it has made with “triple advanced compaction technology” and ultrasonic dispensing (illustrated below)—allowing for better accuracy and performance in parts. Some of the greatest benefits in 3D printing are offered with binder jetting from ExOne, including affordability and speed in production as one roller evenly spreads powder, and another compacts it for the proper density. With a bonding agent deposited onto a thin layer of the powder, the process is repeated over and over until the 3D printed structure is made.