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Product Development from Ideation to Rapid Prototyping

How to implement rapid prototyping and user-testing initiatives to accelerate product development decision making

8-9 May 2018
NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Product Development from Ideation to Rapid Prototyping

As a tool for design, engineering, and manufacturing, rapid prototyping is a quick and relatively inexpensive method to produce small quantities of parts for fit and function testing before committing to the production tooling. Today, it is a nearly billion dollar industry. Many companies are looking at ways to integrate the process from ideation to rapid prototyping to ensure a constant innovation pipeline filled with disruptive products and services.  Time and money savings vary from 50 90% compared to conventional systems. Both users and rapid prototyping manufacturers seek information and answers to develop strategic and tactical plans. In an age where better, faster, and cheaper is the mantra for product development, rapid prototyping is recognized for its ability to help companies achieve these goals simultaneously. However, determining when to apply rapid prototyping requires an understanding of the technology, the process, and its strengths and weaknesses. Understanding how to apply rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing, stereo lithography, selective laser sintering, and fused deposition modelling to the product development process is crucial.  Failing to invest in smarter technologies would mean that companies would risk losing their competitive advantage and profits. This course explores the full potential of rapid prototyping and how it can help in optimizing your design ideas.


Key Topics

  • Overview of Rapid Prototyping
  • Rapid Prototyping Technologies
  • Software and Tools
  • Time and money-saving opportunities
  • Comparative Analysis between technologies

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    Practical Insights From

    Gabriel Corbett
    CEO | Tiger Industrial
    Tiger Industrial, Inc. is a mechanical design services and manufacturing consulting firm. They offer engineering design, analysis, prototyping and production management services to industrial and commercial businesses small and large. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable companies like Disney, JPL and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building parts, Gabriel has the unique ability to design parts the "right way" as well as teach these techniques. Gabriel is the leader of the Orange County SolidWorks User Group and also teaches SolidWorks 3D CAD, Onshape and Rapid prototyping for His clients include Disney, NASA JPL, Eaton, Laguna Tools, Earthlite and Panasonic.

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