Monthly Archives: July 2017

Molly’s Robot

A few nice plastic prototyping images I found:

Molly’s Robot
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Image by splorp
Over the Christmas holidays, my daughter worked on this tethered robot project for her high school electronics technology class. They were supplied with a Ziploc® bag containing two low voltage DC motors, a handful of wooden and plastic wheels, a length of used telephone wire, and two pages of project criteria. Basically, they had to construct a device that could navigate an oval track under a user’s control.

As much as I wanted to dig right in and build this beast myself, I did the right “dad” thing and acted mainly as the technical advisor and salvage wrangler.

See the notes for information on the various components.

Makerbot Thingomatic and Cupcake
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Image by bre pettis
Makerbot Thingomatic and Cupcake

(Post from rapid prototyping companies in china blog)


The main driving force of Chinese nickel industry rapidly developing

The main driving force of Chinese nickel industry rapidly developing

The production of Chinese electrolytic nickel in 1991 was less than 30,000 tons, but after 10 years development, to 2001 it was exceeded 50,000 tons, in 2002 the production was nearly 60,000 tons. Now, even conservative estimates, the current Chinese nickel powder manufacturers have 7 to 8 (including the carbonyl nickel powder, electrolytic nickel powder and reduced nickel powder) while the production capacity can reach 1000 tons, the production of 2001 is 700 tons or more. Meanwhile, China’s production capacity of nickel sulfate is 66,500 tons or so. The production in 2001 is about 44,300 tons, in 2002 increased to about 55,000 tons.
The main reason to promote Chinese electrolytic nickel production was the rapid growth of the Chinese market demand growing steadily. Especially the nickel demanding of stainless steel industry was rapidly growth. In 2002 China’s apparent consumption of stainless steel increased by 10% compared with 2001 and reached 2.47 million tons, while the nickel stainless steel production reached 450,000 tons so that this industry’s nickel consumption grew by 7.8%, that is 28,000 tons. In addition, due to the precision alloy and high-temperature alloys, electroplating, catalyst, superhard materials, machinery, batteries and other industries are improving the amount of nickel consumption. On this basis, in 2002 the total volume of China’s nickel consumption is 90,200 tons, in 2005 it reached 159,000 tons.
As the Chinese government support stainless steel and batteries and other new materials industries, the development prospects of Chinese nickel and cobalt industry is very widely. Government used the way of subsidized loans to support state-owned enterprises to develop stainless steel production; Government encourage to cooperate development with foreign company to produce steel; government encourage to invest in stainless steel production, business investment and purchase stainless steel equipment (cold rolling mill) would be given tax breaks and other benefits. In 2002 Chinese steel production was 770,000 tons. 2005 when Chinese steel production reached 2.3 million tons, it needs 8 to 10 tons Nickel. 2010 Chinese steel production reached 3,000,000 tons, needs Nickel 12 to 14 tons.
Due to Chinese nickel resources was limited, further development need to rely on the two markets and two resources. By resources and funding constraints, Chinese nickel smelting capacity tends to be more concentrated. Although capacity has expanded, it was still hard to meet China’s needs. The increased Chinese nickel consumption changed China’s import and export trade structure of nickel. When the international buyers importing nickel products from China, they are attaches great importance to direct trade with the big steel mills, distributors play an important role on supplying products to the small and medium users. China’s current production of cobalt (metal content) was about 5,300 tons, if you take out the amount of double counting this part, China cobalt production should be around 4900 tons. In 2002, Chinese cobalt consumption was 4,845 tons, compared with 2001 increased by 22%. From 2002, the battery industry has exceeded cemented carbide industry, become China’s largest industry of cobalt consumer. China has long been lacking of cobalt resources, the state had also taken a very encouraging attitude on cobalt importing, so the Chinese traders and some large users already with many international companies to establish a long-term supply channels, plus a few years ago, the international price of cobalt was higher, stimulating many Chinese metal powder suppliers to produce cobalt salts and cobalt powder, so from this perspective, China’s cobalt supply is very abundant.

(Post from China rapid prototyping manufacturer blog)

Rapid Prototyping the advanced designing technique of corporate world

Rapid Prototyping the advanced designing technique of corporate world

Rapid Prototype has been become an essential part of modern corporate world and a number of industries are using it for advanced designing at cheapest rate. The outcomes after using it are more positive.

Rapid Prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of an assembly using 3D CAD data. 3D is the first rapid prototype technique, which was developed by 3D systems of Valencia, CA (USA). But today different types of RP techniques are available in the market world-wide. It’s also has been referred to as a solid free-form manufacturing, 3D CAD manufacturing and layered manufacturing.

3E Rapid Prototype is one of the most advanced techniques of modern designing. It’s manufacturing in China to provide end to end solutions at competitive rate.

Today the Rapid prototype has been become backbone of all industries in proving new shape and design. It has been also reshaped the all industries in last few years. Many designers and engineers are used it for product development with modern prototype models and delivered in very short time period. It is cheapest way of getting advanced model of consumer products within time. Many biggest screens of popular movies have been designed by this technique and also it use in making all new movie’s screen.

The animations technology has begun to shift away from traditional method towards CG animation. Animation Coraline has changed everything according to the modern technique of animation. The use of traditional methods was more costly than rapid prototype technique. The traditional techniques were more time-consuming which had been stopped the work a couple of years. But 3E Rapid prototype has been changed the scenario of designing and animation.

3D and 3E printing have been also used to produce costume elements. By using 3E scanning technique it is possible for costume designers to produce custom-fitted design to look like real image. All the designs created by this technique are flexible and good quality.

The 3E printing has been proven the most admired; there is an up-and-coming for Rapid Prototyping of costume elements as producers need ever more efficient. Some of the techniques are including CNC machining, vacuum casting, rapid tooling, and mass production injection tooling in house. Besides it there are some other methods of prototyping.

Now a day the advanced designed and shaped which are using in different industries produced by Rapid Prototyping in accordance to provide an advanced design model at cheapest rate world-wide.

(Post from China rapid prototyping manufacturer blog)

Prototype Machining – The Need of Model Building

Prototype Machining – The Need of Model Building

Prototype machining ensures testing of machines to maximum limit. Prototype testing is required before creating a final product. In this type of testing various problems are chalked out. Such tests yield errors which might arise in the final product. This type of testing is also costly but has a huge advantage that helps in recovering the cost spent when final machine goes for production. Manufacturing of costly products have to start with prototype machining to know the faults and progress of their invention. Use of computerized machine testing of products starts, there are various levels through which the testing needs to be done. Automation processes have a high end use of prototype machining. CNC or computer numerical control machines have the capacity to deliver superb efficiency at the time of production.

Creating models gives a different type of edge over the final product. The main reason for having such type of process is because finding faults in a pilot process is difficult. Not just faults, modification of products can be done during prototype machining. It gives a different look to the manufacturer and displays boundaries of the tested product. One of the striking features about prototype machining is of unlimited testing time. Yes, you can keep the process in testing stage for 24hours straight or even more than that if required. Results delivered are simply outstanding and as programmed. The machine understands the requirements and ensures to deliver the same output which is being programmed in the memory of the machine. Programs can be designed according to requirements; since the machine is operated with the use of computer and it has the capacity to have customized levels too. Customized specifications gives a different look and feel when commencing the test, all the requirements can be solved with the use of such setup.

Internet is the preferred medium for buying prototype machining equipment. There are various websites which deal in heavy machinery that can be preferred. Matching your ideas is possible as these machines can be programmed with ease. Prototyping ensures the product to be analyzed in the right manner. Customized format is anytime better than having the usual technique for production.

Hi I am Kyle Arthur expert in Prototype Machining.

(Post from rapid prototyping companies in china blog)