MECHANICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:
At SolidMasters, we are prepared to assist you during any phase of the development process. We are perfectly comfortable developing new ideas from scratch or modifying an existing product for a more efficient and cost effective design. We specialize in product incubation and design consulting. With over 21 years of experience, we have the knowledge to bring new ideas to life.
At SolidMasters, we value innovation. That is why we strive to protect your ideas and save you the hassle of litigation. Every project begins with a non disclosure agreement as well as a patent inquiry in order to protect your idea and avoid product infringement. Thereafter, the project moves to the development phase.
Product development is an extremely involved process. Describing and rendering a thought as a physical model correctly takes a combination of precise skill and knowledge. At SolidMasters, we strive to make this process easier for you. Our teams of engineers work hand-in-hand with your staff to develop products to meet your specifications. We are a boutique engineering firm which ensures you get the full attention of our entire team. Our CEO, Fred Vierheller, oversees every project and is standing by to assist you.
In cooperation with the inventor or firm, our engineers and designers will rearrange or substitute components to produce a more efficient design. In reality, a functional design will normally improve appearance, reduce manufacturing costs and make the product easier to maintain. The essence of good design is simplicity. The objective is to build a product that is safe, reliable and cost effective.
Product development involves much more than shape and appearance. The development team must anticipate the problems that the production engineer will find as the product is manufactured. Beginning with the end in mind allows us to anticipating budgetary and timeline concerns that typically complicate the product development process. Give us a call to get started; our engineering team is standing by.
Engineers inventors and industrial futurists in China are setting sights on a new technological frontier as three-dimensional printing slowly revolutionizes manufacturing.
A Beijing University research team for example has been working on what industry sources say is a breakthrough technology that uses 3D printing to produce large complicated aircraft components.
The team led by materials science and engineering Professor Wang Huaming in January won a national award from the State Council for technological achievement.
The recognition for Wang's team and its work has encouraged companies in 3D printing-related businesses. Many have seen their stock prices surge to new highs in recent months.
Like a skilled sculptor a 3D printing system can build through a materials-layering process a fully-shaped and solid object model or component based on a designer's computerized instructions.
Theoretically this type of system could be used to build a plane car or even a human organ. Some forecasters predict 3D printers will be making home-cooked meals by 2020.
In reality though the systems have limited applications. Wang said that for now the technology can only supplement traditional manufacturing.
"It's too early to say" whether it will usher in a revolution for manufacturing said Wang.Printing objects
The technology for 3D printing first appeared in the United States in the 1980s when Charles Hull invented digital computer equipment that could be used to make models with synthetic resins. He called the process "stereolithography."
Based on Hull's work scientists later developed techniques called Fused Deposition Modeling and Selective Laser Sintering for wider applications. Then in 1993 Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors Michael Cima and Emanuel Sachs patented a practical 3D printing system.
That set off a worldwide race to commercialize 3D printing technology leading to a variety of creative applications. As a result the process has been used in Britain to make special footwear for soccer players and in Belgium to craft a replacement for a woman's jaw.
Last year according to 3D authoring solution provider 3D Systems Corp. (US:DDD) the U.S. Air Force invested $2.95 million in the company on 3D printing procedures for aircraft components and weapons systems.
Chinese engineers started exploring the potential for 3D printing in the late 1980s after U.S. technology was introduced to China by Yan Yongnian a mechanical engineering professor at Tsinghua University.
Yan said his first exposure to the technology came in 1988 when during a visit to the United States he heard about Hull's research. He and a colleague later bought some equipment from Hull's company and brought U.S. scholars in the field to China to give lectures.
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