Connecticut Corsair, Chester, CT, is restoring an F4U Corsair fighter aircraft, a complex World War II fighter plane. The company is restoring the “main beam,” or spar, using SolidWorks 3D CAD design software. The beam is the most heavily … [Read more...] about Modern Prototypes Help Old Fighter Fly Again
CHATSWORTH, CA - 3D-Cam, Inc., a Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing company, and ISOmatrix Inc are announcing that 3D-Cam has received certification to the AS9100 Rev. B standard for aerospace suppliers from registrar, BSI USA. The … [Read more...] about 3D-Cam, Inc. Achieves AS9100 Rev. B Certification
ICON Aircraft recently took flight with the unveiling of its ICON A5, a small, recreational plane that its founder, Kirk Hawkins, hopes will revolutionize a market already enamored with powerboats and motorbikes. He calls the two-seat ICON A5 “the … [Read more...] about Rapid Prototyping Puts the Fun Back in Aviation
Paris, France -- ESI Group, a pioneer and world-leading supplier of digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes, announced the acquisition of Mindware Engineering Inc. (Mindware), a leading software Services provider … [Read more...] about ESI Group Acquires Mindware Engineering Inc.
BOULDER, CO -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the 50th Space Wing supporting the Space Innovation and Development Center's Aerospace Fusion Center (AFC) at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., … [Read more...] about Northrop Grumman Awarded RaPID Contract
Once, “Reverse Engineering” was an uncomplimentary phrase that implied product copying. Today, copying a physical object or model is an indispensable step in rapid prototyping. Digitizers or digital scanners capture a model in minutes … [Read more...] about 3D Scanner Copies F-15 Joystick
Krailling, Germany -- Ogle Models (Letchworth, UK), has introduced a flame-retardant plastic to the range of materials that it uses to produce components for customers. Designated PA 2210 FR, the powder is produced by EOS for use in its … [Read more...] about Ogle Models Introduces a Flame-Retardant Plastic
Most 3D CAD files can be converted easily to STL, but you won’t get the prototype qualities that you expect if you don’t set the correct conversion factors. Redeye On Demand, Eden Prairie, Minn., fabricated this landing gear from several … [Read more...] about How to Make Accurate CAD to STL File Transitions