Rapid Prototyping/RPD

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Getting to grips with bionic costs

Recent advances in robotic prosthetic hands have been little short of extraordinary, but have remained out of the price range of many who need them. However, a number of engineers and start-ups are ...



5 signs that you still need to prototype

For a business, deciding to commit to creating a physical prototype can be a difficult task. Here Ogle Models outlines the key points that mean you probably do need to invest in a prototype for your ...









Global potential

The aerospace industry is keen to embrace additive technologies to minimise the ‘fly-to-buy’ of its more exotic and expensive metals. Here, Andrew Williams finds out how a collaboration between the ...







Rapid motor maker

Theoretically, a customer could design - or at least customise - and order a car, and then come and pick up the completed, built from scratch vehicle 12 hours later. It sounds impossible, but Local ...





Manufacturing technological transformation in 2017

We are in the middle of a technological revolution that is transforming how goods are manufactured. And this transformation is not just felt on the factory floor. Customers are demanding an ...


The Additive Manufacturing Design Guide

Part of the allure of 3D printing is that you can make anything you want. Adding complexity doesn't pose a production problem so your imagination can run wild. The only problem is, that’s not ...



Built for battle - Robot Wars' revamped House Robots

The return of Robot Wars to our screens this summer had completely re-engineered house robots, which were needed to keep up with the competition. Justin Cunningham finds out how the technology has ...