2012-08-21: Rapid Prototyping In New Product Development

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Using rapid prototyping in new product development
By Chad Schneider

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2012-08-21: Rapid Prototyping In New Product Development

  1. 1. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Chad Schneider USING RAPID PROTOTYPING IN NPD
  2. 2. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Prototyping Before 3D Printing • Clay/foam models – days, $ • Machined parts – weeks, $$ • Injection Molding - months, $$$$ Photo credit: Jon Stefansson Photo credit: Benjamin Humphrey
  3. 3. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com 3D Printing • FDM, SLA, SLS, Polyjet, hours – days, $$SLA coated in Nickel Fused Deposition (FDM)
  4. 4. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Iteration in NPD
  5. 5. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Design
  6. 6. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Build FDM
  7. 7. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Refine
  8. 8. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Build
  9. 9. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Manufacture
  10. 10. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Still Refining
  11. 11. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com Case study – SMA micropump • Design of a high-tolerance micropump for the UltraCrit hematocrit measurement device using shape memory allow wire. – Very heat sensitive & temperature dependent • Numerous failures and setbacks eventually led to success
  12. 12. 21 August 2012 www.root3labs.com For more information, CHAD SCHNEIDER 410-701-0164 CHAD@ROOT3LABS.COM

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