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New prototyping technique to be featured at NMW

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article image Subtractive rapid prototyping.

A new method of 'time compression design process', or subtractive rapid prototyping, will be introduced at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2005 by Roland DG .

To demonstrate the process the company will conduct a production run that will include 3D scanning a product and generating a tool path to create a form from which vacuum blister packaging can be moulded.

Marcus Adler, Managing Director, Roland DG explains the demonstration will take one to two hours to complete the entire process providing visitors with a unique opportunity to see this remarkable technology in action.

"NMW 2005 will be the first time in Australia we have demonstrated our revolutionary time compression process. The technique provides unprecedented levels of accessibility and flexibility to create prototypes for a wide range of products from computer components through to fully manufactured pieces."

By combining the 'time compression design process' with the Roland DG range of large format printing and cutting machines, operators can produce a fully finished product at a fraction of the time and cost.

"Operators increasingly need to be able to get products to market extremely quickly. With the 'time compression' 3D modelling process lead times are greatly reduced" Adler concludes.

National Manufacturing Week 2005, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, May 10 to 14, 2005. For more information visit www.nmw.reedexhibitions.com.au or phone: 02 9422 2451.

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