In recent years, worldwide competition has led
manufacturers to a fundamental change into
product development. In order
to continue competitive, manufacturers should be able
to attain and sustain themselves as worldwide
Manufacturers should be capable in delivering products
in satisfying the total approval of customers, or more
specifically, products in higher quality, fast to market
and at rational costs.
Rapid Product Development is a manufacture culture,
which promotes the new products development, from
design to manufacture,
in the shortest timescales possible.
This culture uses new technologies to promote the
time decreasing, including the utilization of 3D
Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and the use of new
Management Techniques, which restructure the manufacturing
The utilization of Rapid Product Development allows
companies to launch new products into manufacture
in short timescales,
reducing the development costs for new products.
From large Multinationals to small SME's, the benefits
of RPD are remarkable across the world. Companies
are finding these techniques to be extremely beneficial
and they are
being adopted at an ever-increasing rate.
The use of the Rapid Prototyping & Rapid
Tooling technologies in combination with existing
facilities in designing,
testing, simulating, represent the new way
in changing the traditional manufacturing to
manufacturing style of industries.
simulation and Rapid Prototyping Technologies represent
important tasks in different areas of
industrial development because of its potential
for cost and
Before producing newly developed mechanical parts,
the entire manufacturing process can be visualized
by means of numerical simulation techniques or
in some cases by virtual simulation technologies.
Technologies also can be used to build prototypes
and mold insert or small series very quickly and
This way offers to small and medium-size companies
enormous potential for improving the time to
develop and market
their products and for increasing their competitiveness.
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the trade barriers and reducing the import taxes
among different trade, manufacturers are going to
compete with their counterparts all around the world.
Internet enables customers to purchase the most modernized
products available in world market. Customers are hoping
to buy the latest products with first class services
at a equitable cost. Manufactures have to take their
customers requirements into account in a higher degree
designing products in more effective ways.
In the new accessible world market, customers are demanding for more innovative,
variable and personal design & style, in quality, performance
and services of the products. In addition to these requirements,
customers are also
in quest of the most reasonable purchase for their requirements.
The Rapid Product Development Technology improving Product Development efficiency
in Manufacturing Industry has increased competence in product development
across a broad front from metal to plastics and electronics industry and
created a strong background of research expertise in these multi-disciplinary
The appropriate product being developed in a prompt lead time is the most important
winning component. The use of effective prototypes connecting a multi-disciplinary
team composed of the marketing, design, engineering and manufacturing qualified
professionels to design right at the first instance answering customers
concerns from functional requests to environmental queries.
The combination of the Rapid Product Development technologies in combination
with new Rapid Prototype and Rapid Tooling technologies and the formation
of cross departmental company culture are the strategies for worldwide
products and strategies for make more powerful organisations.
The latest technologies and methods for improving product development
processes shall be conducted and pilot programs taken into account
and usually discussed
within the scope of the Factory of Factories program.
While activities are generally target to promoting product development, this
particular program has concentrated on examining how corporate product
development can be optimized in the most effective and productive way possible.
THEMES & SPECIAL
"FACTORY OF FACTORIES " RPD PROGRAM
and links to the main Research Institutions,
and Technologies developers, holders or distributors,
shall introduce these matters:
to rapid product development technologies.
¤ Surface and solid modeling
¤ Reverse engineering and Functional Analysis
¤ Product design and analysis
¤ Rapid prototyping and Rapid tooling
¤ Application reports and emerging trends in rapid product development
¤ Practical application modules on the computer aided design, reverse
engineering and rapid prototyping software & equipments.
RPD MAIN TOPICS
Research, Technologies Development to Training
- a variety of techniques are available for the
of RPD technologies to Companies. These
include Training Schemes and
prototyping, rapid tooling, CAD, CAM
¤ Business Development Techniques
¤ Project Management
¤ Graduate Apprenticeships
¤ Technology Transfer
¤ Commercial RPD Services
¤ CAD /CAM
¤ Selective Laser Sintering
¤ Laminated Object
¤ Vacuum Casting
¤ High Speed Cam Machining
¤ Laser Engraving
¤ Z-Corp Model making
¤ Thermojet modeling
¤ Investment Casting
¤ Sand Casting
¤ Direct Metal laser Sintering & tool inserts
¤ Rapid Tooling Techniques
¤ Injection Molding New