From: robertj@tekgen.BV.TEK.COM
Date: Thu Oct 12 1995 - 07:39:55 PDT


     I just received this Email note and thought it might interest you.
For those outside the Research and Development Committee, I am working on a
report, resource guide, literature collection or catchall of Rapid Prototyping
information. Please note all the lists this original message was posted to.
These lists ought to be good places for us to gather information from.

        Robert Jaquiss

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Subject: UCLA Short Course on "Rapid Prototyping: Technologies and
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On January 22-24, 1996, UCLA Extension will present the short course,
"Rapid Prototyping: Technologies and Applications", on the UCLA
campus in Los Angeles.

The instructors will be Mr. Jerome L. Johnson, J-TECH, Inc., Mr. Adam L.
Cohen, Soligen, Inc., Dr. Paul F. Jacobs, 3D Systems, Inc., and Mr. Sung
Pak, Helisys, Inc.

The text, "Principles of Computer Automated Fabrication", J. Johnson
(Palatino Press, 1994), and lecture notes are provided to each participant.

Rapid prototyping is one of the names given to a new group of
technologies for converting designs from computer representations directly
into solid objects without human intervention. The technologies are also
collectively known as solid free-form fabrication and computer automated

Rapid prototyping first appeared in a commercial machine in 1986. Since
then, at least six distinct technologies have been described in the
Five of those technologies have already been brought to market as
commercial products in at least 23 different machines.

No single one of the many technologies has yet proven it can meet all
market requirements, so those intending to be a part of this industry must
know the fundamental processes, limits, and potentials of all the
competing technologies.

This course presents a unified description of all rapid prototyping
technologies based on their fundamental principles. The organization
and descriptions are presented from the perspective of choosing a
technology for a specific market need or application. Such questions
as what technologies are capable of meeting the market needs and how
will other technologies compete as they are refined are addressed.
Performance limits are described in terms of the physical limits of
materials, processes, or the transport of energy and mass.

This course is intended for:
o advanced technology managers
o tooling engineers
o advanced manufacturing engineers and managers
o managers and engineers responsible for shortening the design
cycle time
o microstructure and micromechanism engineers

Benefits of the course include:
o understanding the fundamental principles that determine the advantages
and limitations of each rapid prototyping process
o introduction to rapid prototyping processes not yet available as
commercial products
o seeing actual parts made by commercial rapid prototyping machines

Specific topics include:
o Introduction to Rapid Prototyping,
o Molecular Bonding Fabrication Technologies
o Particle Bonding Fabrication Technologies
o Sheet Lamination Fabrication Technologies
o Stereo Lithography Theory and Applications
o Direct Shell Production Casting Applications
o Laminated Object Manufacturing
o Droplet Deposition Fabrication Technologies
o Particle Deposition Fabrication Technologies
o Melt Deposition Fabrication Technologies
o Molecular Deposition Fabrication Technologies
o Applications and Performance Characteristics.

The course fee is $1195, which includes the course text and extensive
course materials.

For additional information and a complete course description, please
contact Marcus Hennessy at:

(310) 825-1047
(310) 206-2815 fax

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