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Rapid Prototyping Resources

HARDWARE SYSTEM VENDORS FILE FORMATS
HARDWARE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT OTHER OVERVIEWS
MATERIALS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COURSES ON RAPID PROTOTYPING
APPLICATIONS CONSULTANTS
RESEARCH & SERVICES E-MAIL LISTS, .STL FTP SITES
SERVICE BUREAUS OTHER...
  1. HARDWARE SYSTEM VENDORS
    1. Stratasys: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
    2. 3D Systems: Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Modeler (MJM)
    3. Sanders: Model Maker 3D Plotting System
    4. Helisys: Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
    5. DTM: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
    6. Cubital: Solid Ground Curing (SGC)
    7. BPM Technology: Ballistic Particle Manufacturing (BPM) --> no longer in business
    8. Schroff: JP System 5
    9. Aaroflex: Stereolithography (SLA)
    10. Zcorp: 3D printing (3DP)

    1997 market shares (units sold, 1,057 total):
    1. 26% - 3D Systems (SLA)
    2. 25% - Stratasys (FDM)
    3. 14% - Sanders
    4. 35% - others
    Source: Wohlers Associates, State of the industry, 3/98.

    1996 market shares (units sold, 791 total):
    1. 33% - Stratasys (FDM)
    2. 22% - 3D Systems (SLA)
    3. 8% - Sanders
    4. 37% - others
    Source: Wohlers Associates, State of the industry, 4/97; and others.

    1995 market shares (units sold, 522 total):
    1. 31% - 3D Systems (SLA)
    2. 30% - Stratasys (FDM)
    3. 17% - Helisys (LOM)
    4. 22% - others
    Source: Wohlers Associates, State of the industry, 4/96.

    1988-1996 World Wide Unit Sales

    Rapid Prototyping Company Stock Charts - updated daily

  2. HARDWARE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
    1. CMU: Manufacture by Deposition, Repeated (MD*) --> SDM
    2. Formus: Topographic Shell Fabrication (TSF)
    3. MIT: Three Dimensional Printing (3DP)
    4. RPI: Freeform Powder Modeling (FPM)
    5. Sandia: Direct fabrication with metals & ceramics
    6. Stanford: Shape Deposition Modelling (SDM)
    7. U.Texas: Solid Freeform Fabrication (SLS & Gas Phase Deposition)
    8. U.Utah: Automatic sheet cutting, manual stacking
  3. MATERIALS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    1. U.Dayton: ceramics (LOM) / polymers (SLA)
    2. U.Michigan: ceramics (SLA)
    3. Rutgers: ceramics (FDM)
    4. Virginia Tech: fiber composites (FDM), soft elastomers (FDM)
  4. APPLICATIONS
    1. Anatomics: Biomodeling and medical applications using SLA
    2. Computer-Aided Rapid Mechanical Prototyping (Artistic)
    3. Manufacturing Chromosomes And Viruses: A New Application Area For RPT?
    4. Materialise: Medical RP software
    5. Stanford: 3D fax machine
  5. RESEARCH & SERVICES
    1. Virginia Tech: Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
    2. Clemson: Product Realization Laboratory
    3. Georgia Tech: Rapid Prototyping Manufacturing Institute
    4. U.Michigan: CAD/CAM Laboratory
    5. U.Nottingham: Centre for Rapid Prototyping in Manufacturing
    6. GE's RPTEC: Rapid Prototyping, Tooling, and Evaluation Center
    7. MTIAC: Manufacturing Technology Information Analysis Center
    8. U.Dayton: The Ohio Rapid Prototyping Consortium (ORPC)
  6. SERVICE BUREAUS
    1. Accelerated Technologies: SLA, SLS
    2. Arrk Creative Network Corporation: SLA, CNC
    3. C.ideas: FDM
    4. Clinkenbeard: FDM, LOM, CNC
    5. Compression: SLA, FDM, SLS, CNC
    6. Conceptual Reality: SLA, FDM, SLS, CNC
    7. Consul-Pak: SLA, FDM, SLS, SGC
    8. Entec: SLA
    9. Factotum: SLA
    10. Metropolis: SLA
    11. nCore: SLA, SLS
    12. Innova: SLA
    13. Peridot: FDM, LOM
    14. Plynetics: SLA, SLS, CNC
    15. PML: LOM
    16. Precision Technologies: SLA
    17. Rapid Prototyping, Inc.: FDM
    18. Rapid Engineering & Manufacturing (REM): outsourced -- SLA, SLS, LOM, FDM
    19. Scicon Technologies: SLA
    20. Solid Concepts: SLA, CNC
    21. Solid Design & Analysis: SLA
    22. TECH: SLA
  7. FILE FORMATS
    1. STL
    2. STH
    3. RPI: (Acrobat .pdf: 112 Kb) (Macintosh PostScript: 1.2 Mb)
    4. SLC: layer contours (FDM version)
    5. CLI: Common Layer Interface, Version 2.0
  8. OTHER OVERVIEWS
    1. Alberta, Canada
    2. Delft University of Technology, Holland
    3. Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
    4. JTEC/WTEC:
      Workshop on Rapid Prototyping in Europe and Japan, March 7, 1996
      -> Panel presentations
      -> Volume I & II: Analytic Chapters, Site Reports
    5. KTH, Sweden
    6. University of Hong Kong
    7. University of Stuttgart, Germany
    8. WWW Virtual Library: Rapid Prototyping
    9. Yahoo: Science:Engineering:Mechanical Engineering: Manufacturing: Rapid Prototyping: Institutes
  9. COURSES ON RAPID PROTOTYPING
    1. Virginia Tech: ME 4644 Introduction to Rapid Prototyping
    2. Milwaukee School of Engineering: ME 444 Modern Rapid Prototyping Fundamentals
    3. Milwaukee School of Engineering: ME 445 Modern Rapid Prototyping Design Applications
    4. Cal Tech: Short courses
    5. Georgia Tech: Short course ( October 6 - 8, 1998 )
    6. UCLA: Short course ( May 5-7, 1997 )
  10. CONSULTANTS
    1. CAD Design Advantage: CAD consultants with service bureau connections
    2. Marshall Burns: Ennex Fabrication Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    3. ModelShop Development: Technical training & facility development
    4. NASA: Marshall Space Flight Center (RP consulting since 1990)
    5. Terry Wohlers: Wohlers Associates, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  11. E-MAIL LISTS, .STL FTP SITES
    1. rp-ml mailing list archive
    2. Medical-RP mailing list archive
    3. Georgia Tech: .STL FTP site
  12. OTHER...
    1. Actify: inexpensive .STL viewer
    2. Aracor: CT reverse engineering
    3. DeskProto: CNC software for .STL data
    4. Harrington: secondaries & tooling
    5. KAEMaRT Group: direct slicing simulation with ACIS
    6. Michael Rees: sculptor
    7. Millenion: .STL visualization software

Books, Periodicals, Journals, and Conferences

Books

  1. Marshall Burns, Automated Fabrication: Improving Productivity in Manufacturing, Prentice Hall, 1993, ISBN 0-13-119462-3.
  2. Jerome L. Johnson, Principles of Computer Automated Fabrication, Palatino Press, Inc., 1994, ISBN 0-9618005-3-4.
  3. Lamont Wood, Rapid Automated Prototyping: An Introduction, Industrial Press, 1993, ISBN 0-8311-3047-4.
  4. Paul F. Jacobs, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing: Fundamentals of Stereolithography, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1992, ISBN ???.
  5. Larry Binstock, Rapid Prototyping Systems: Fast Track to Product Realization, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1994, ISBN 0-87263-454-X.
  6. Detlef Kochan, Solid Freeform Manufacturing, Elsevier Science Publisher B.V, 1993, ISBN 0-444-89652-X.
  7. Paul F. Jacobs, Stereolithography and Other RP&M Technologies: From Rapid Prototyping to Rapid Tooling, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1995, ISBN 0-87263-467-1.
  8. Chua Chee Kai and Leong Kah Fai, Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications in Manufacturing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998, ISBN 0-471-19004-7.

Periodicals & Journals

  1. Rapid Prototyping (quarterly)
    The Rapid Prototyping Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    SME, Editorial and Business Office, One SME Drive, P.O. Box 930, Dearborn, MI 48121, USA
    Tel: +1-313-271-1500
  2. Rapid Prototyping Journal (quarterly)
    United Kingdom: MCB University Press Limited, 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford, England BD8 9BY
    Tel: +44-1274-499821, Fax: +44-1274-547143
    United States: MCB University Press Limited, PO Box 10812, Birmingham, AL 35201-0812, USA
    Tel: 1-800-633-4931, Fax: +1-205-995-1588
  3. Rapid Prototyping Report (monthly) ISSN: 1059-6399
    CAD/CAM Publishing, Inc., 841 Turquoise Street, Suites D & E, San Diego, CA 92109-1159, USA
    Tel: +1-619-488-0533, Fax: +1-619-488-6052

Conferences

  1. 7th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
    University of Nottingham, Aachen, Germany, July 7-9, 1998.
PAST...
  1. The 8th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, August 11-13, 1997.
  2. 6th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, July 1-3, 1997.
  3. Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing '97
    Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Rapid Prototyping Association, Dearborn, MI, USA, April 22-24, 1997.
  4. The 7th International Conference on Rapid Prototyping
    University of Dayton and Stanford University, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 31 - April 3, 1997.

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