RAPID 2013


Monday, June 10, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fundamentals: Additive Manufacturing
Graham Tromans, G P Tromans Associates

This workshop introduces participants to the world of additive manufacturing technologies with discussions on the most widely used technologies and how they are applied.

Fundamentals of 3D Scanning and 3D Modeling
Giles Gaskell, Wenzel America Ltd

This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to 3D scanning technologies, software and processes, highlighting the differences among data capture technologies, followed by a hands-on demonstration of some of the most popular scanning devices.

Metal Parts Using Additive Technologies
Frank Medina, University of Texas at El Paso

This workshop provides an overview of additive processes used for creating metal parts. Methods for metal part fabrication range from casting metal parts from rapid prototyped patterns to direct metal fabrication using lasers, electron beams or ultrasonic energy.

Fundamentals of RTV Mold-making and Polyurethane Casting
Bill Molitor, Innovative Polymers
Myra Bumgardner, Silicones, Inc.
Terry McGinnis, BJB Enterprises

This workshop will create an opportunity for model shops, prototypers, designers, and others to learn about the use of silicones for creating molds and polyurethanes for creating cast parts in silicone tooling. The discussion will cover a range of topics designed to give beginners essential information on the processes involved as well as a deeper understanding of how to choose the correct molding and casting material to fit the more advanced user’s application requirements. The panel will also discuss advantages of using RTV tooling and polyurethane casting to expand your manufacturing capabilities beyond prototypes into rapid short-run and medium-run production.