When you visit SolidWorks World 2011, check out the Z Corporation session; one of the company’s customers will outline how 3D printing is turning yesterday’s “machinist” into today’s “product development specialist,” using 3D printing tools to refine concepts for machinability.
The session, called “Empowering the ‘Machinist’ with SolidWorks and 3D Printing,” takes place Monday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in room 008 AB of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. SolidWorks World takes place Jan. 23 – 26, 2011, in San Antonio Texas. Gateway Community College (Ariz.) professor of design and manufacturing technology David Zamora is the presenter.
Z Corporation will be active in booth 507 throughout the conference and expo demonstrating fast, affordable, multicolor 3D printers; plastic prototyping machines; and handheld 3D laser scanners. Each offers breakthrough improvements in the speed, ease and quality of product design and development.
Highlighted products include:
–The ZPrinter® 450, a full-color, easy to use, office-friendly 3D printer delivering color, automation and a fast print speed.
–The ZBuilder™ Ultra rapid prototyping machine, which builds durable plastic parts that rival injection molding’s accuracy, material properties, detail, and surface finish.
–The ZScanner® 700 CX, a handheld 3D laser scanner that can capture surface information in full 24-bit color, rendering the complete picture of an object, not just the geometry.
–zp®150 build material, which offers richer colors, whiter whites, increased part strength, and the option to cure models with a spritz of water.
Z Corporation will be handing out free samples of multicolor 3D printed models and holding a contest drawing for a free Flip camcorder. Z Corporation senior executives will also be on hand to listen to attendees’ product development priorities and discuss which rapid prototyping and 3D scanning technologies can best meet their needs.