3D Rapid Prototyping Overseas and Global Prototyping Discussed
Global Sources Group: There are very few companies dealing with rapid prototyping overseas. One of them is Global Sources Group. It can boast of offering overseas rapid manufacturing. Today’s fast world speaks of competition. The US is no exception. It has been ruling the world since the last century on this count. This has led to the emergence of Global Sources Group. The customer would always feel obliged by seeking the services of Global Sources Group, as this would result in substantial increase in his productivity and profit. This company is associated with factories across Vietnam and China. Thus, the required competitive edge that is needed in market of today is ensured.
Global Sources Group has the ability of designing the rapid prototype within 10 days. Not only that, the patent of the new product acquired can be obtained within 4 weeks. Here, time is equated with money. Hence, the new product would be air freighted to the topmost overseas factory to have the quality and fast productivity maintained. This would thus take the client to the subsequent level.
Global Sources Group assists companies in rapid prototyping, right from design to manufacture. It specializes in manufacturing and ‘Art to Part Design’. This company has been into rapid prototyping for the last 20 years.
Delcam: Another company dealing with rapid prototyping overseas is Delcam. This company was established in 1968, when 3D modelling was not even talked of. 2D drawing was prevalent. Then in late 1980s, rapid prototyping was born due to the efforts of Ford. The process can be described as follows: Rapid Prototyping can be made effective if a good quality STL FILE is used. It is independent of composition. STL file, having property of water tightness can be exported by Power SHAPE. The errors can be automatically detected and repaired by a set of ‘wizards’. It provides the customer with total control over the creation of mesh. The intuitive, fast model from PowerSHAPE carries out the repairing of tools. This means that if the surfaces of original model of CAD are damaged or missing, the work won’t be stopped, i.e. the customer can easily carry out the fixation of model and go on with his work.
CopyCAD, Delcam’s software for reverse engineering, possesses comprehensive tools to repair and modify the STL models on an interactive basis. This enables the process chain to continue in an unbroken manner even if there is no CAD model to start with. Power MILL, Delcam’s absolute machining solution has the capacity of producing accurate tool paths. They can be built upto five axis-simultaneous, directly from the STL models. This causes the manufacturing process to become more flexible.
Delcam’s software is being tried and examined with majority of general Rapid Prototyping Systems, to produce both, prototype tooling and form-and-fit testing parts. Its constant involvement in projects of Europe like HiperMoulding and CARP ensures that the customer is guaranteed of results of high quality irrespective of the type of Rapid Prototyping System used. Delcam has been into news in terms of rapid prototyping for quite some time now.