A new report from Research and Markets, titled Global Printed Circuit Board Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis, was recently released. In addition to giving an outlook on the growth of the PCB industry, the report also looks at various challenges that circuit board manufacturers can expect to face in the coming years.

It is no secret that consumers have come to demand the latest and greatest in terms of what their technology can offer them. In addition to communication devices, such as smartphones and tablets, the industry is seeing even more innovation in watches, music equipment and the capabilities of digital photography, among others. This creates the challenge for PCB manufacturers that must keep up with the latest product design trends in order to help other companies make those next steps in the marketplace. The combination of factors such as the recession in the global economy and the change in prices for various raw materials will also play a PCB companies will succeed moving forward.

PCB Design Leads to Quality and Efficiency

The design of your printed circuit board undoubtedly plays a major role in whether or not you get the performance you need out of your application. Your PCB design should be simple so that your components can be easily affixed to the board and fit nicely into the rest of your product. In addition, you want to be able to design boards that are thoroughly tested before shipment so that you can have peace of mind knowing that you will not run into an error.

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Contact an expert at your PCB manufacturer in order to get tips for how to optimize your design and the testing process so you can seamlessly design, order and receive your circuit boards without hassle.
Printing activity became one needs at this present time. Printing device is a device created to display the output of a processing on a computer. There are many types of printing devices including printing paper, fabric printing, banner printing, printing up to 3 dimensions. On this occasion we will discuss about the explanation of each - each of the printing device.

Type A Machines launched the new Series 1 3D Printer with a few improved features:
  • Easier platform leveling;
  • More convenient Z-limit switch adjustment;
  • The 'Top Hat' a new filament management system for improved mounting and swapping PLA spools.
The new Series 1 3D Printer has a large build volume of 10" x 9"x 9" (254 x 230 x 230 mm) and a printing speeds of up to 90mm/s and travel speeds of up to 250mm/s. It also features an easily removable build surface, so it's easier to take a print off the bed once it's done.

The new Series 1 is priced at $1,695 with lead time 4-8 weeks
3D Printing. This type of printer that is a very powerful printer that can print and produce a three-dimensional product. 3D printers are widely used in various industries such as health, art, architecture, and other industries much. The materials used in the three-dimensional printers use special materials for three-dimensional printer. And media used for the manufacture of three-dimensional model is a special material, so can not use just any material. 

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Material 3D 3DMT specializes in metal additive manufacturing and the key component of the technology is material. With a long history of powder metallurgy in ARC Group, this experience transfers to 3DMT with metallurgists on staff, on-site material testing capabilities and heat treatment knowledge.
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Metals:
Aluminum – Alsi10Mg, Alsi12Mg,
Titanium – Ti64 (Grade 5)
Stainless Steel – 17-4PH, 15-5PH, GP1, PH1
Maraging Steel – M-300, MS1
Inconel – 625, 718
Cobalt Chrome
Plastic
ABS – M30, ABSi (translucent)
Nylon
Polycarbonate
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3D metal printing is an advanced, next-generation additive manufacturing process for making complex parts with features that cannot be produced by any other method. Parts are created on a special machine layer-by-layer, and this unique process lets you – the product designer – add internal features like conformal cooling channels and lattice structures to reduce weight while preserving strength. Because the process is completely computer controlled, you are also able to modify features quickly and easily without additional expense, allowing you to test different versions of a prototype fast. Prototypes can be made in stainless steel, aluminum and titanium

When combined with our CNC machining and finishing services, we have everything you need to create sophisticated prototypes for applications in medical, automotive, aerospace and other demanding industries.

3D Metal Printed Prototypes
3D metal printing is an advanced, next-generation additive manufacturing process for making complex parts with features that cannot be produced by any other method. Parts are created on a special machine layer-by-layer, and this unique process lets you – the product designer – add internal features like conformal cooling channels and lattice structures to reduce weight while preserving strength. Because the process is completely computer controlled, you are also able to modify features quickly and easily without additional
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expense, allowing you to test different versions of a prototype fast. Prototypes can be made in stainless steel, aluminum and titanium.

When combined with our CNC machining and finishing services, we have everything you need to create sophisticated prototypes for applications in medical, automotive, aerospace and other demanding industries.

3D metal printed prototypes
SLA & SLS Rapid Prototypes
SLA & SLS are two of the original 3D printing processes. These methods are ideal for making rapid, one-off prototypes in plastic. These prototypes can be used as-is, or to function as master patterns for polyurethane vacuum casting. Like with other 3D additive manufacturing processes, you can add complex internal features that can’t be made conventionally.

Polyurethane Vacuum Castings

Polyurethane vacuum casting  is a rapid prototyping technique suited for making up to 30 copies of a master pattern from a silicone rubber mold. The level of detail and surface finish of the copies is dependent on the quality of the master pattern. You choose the casting compound to match your design idea – hard or soft, colored or clear. We even offer overmolding to combine two or more different types of material in a single finished casting.

The next two photos are considered reversed polarized (RP-SMA).

We have a team of specialists who are experts at preparing master samples for casting. Samples can be provided by you or we can make them using CNC machining or one of our 3D printing services such as DMLM, SLA or SLS.

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You probably know that high-end industrial 3d printers can print metal objects by using laser or electron beams on fine metallic powder but Vader is something completely different. Vader aims at small companies or professional workshop environments by implementing proprietary MagnetoJet Printing (MJP) and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) ceramic printhead technologies to reduce the machine cost.

It uses molten metal and jets it in small droplets onto a surface similary to a standard inkjet paper printer and by connecting the metal droplets a 3d object can be made. It could be considered world’s first molten metal 3d printer!

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Since one of the design ideas behind this machine is to make it widely available, the material it uses had to be widely available and cheap so the main material is molten aluminum wire.

While the basic technology sounds easy in theory and has been used even 20 years ago in the past for some applications, there are still many difficult technical obstacles to overcome. These obstacles include reaching complex requirements like developing a printhead that is resistant to abrasive properties of molten aluminum by using ceramics, magnetic containment and getting drop-on-demand molten metal droplets.

Vader is founded two years ago by Scott and Zachary Vader, a father-son team. With Fall of 2015 being the timeframe for the release of first working pre-production Mark 1 prototype.

The price range of the first machine should be around 250.000 USD which is much cheaper than currently available commercial metal 3d printers.

Hopefully the Vader team will be successful in bringing their machine to the market and start the race for affordable HOME metal 3d printers. I want one! And I know some of you want one too!

Vader Systems company page: http://www.vadersystems.com/
Everyone is talking about “the cloud.” But what does it mean.
Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices.
Life before cloud computing

Traditional business applications have always been very complicated and expensive. The amount and variety of hardware and software required to run them are daunting. You need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them.

When you multiply this effort across dozens or hundreds of apps, it’s easy to see why the biggest companies with the best IT departments aren’t getting the apps they need. Small and mid-sized businesses don’t stand a chance.

Cloud computing: a better way

With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software—that’s the responsibility of an experienced vendor like salesforce.com. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: You only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.

Cloud-based apps can be up and running in days or weeks, and they cost less. With a cloud app, you just open a browser, log in, customize the app, and start using it.

Businesses are running all kinds of apps in the cloud, like customer relationship management (CRM), HR, accounting, and much more. Some of the world’s largest companies moved their applications to the cloud with salesforce.com after rigorously testing the security and reliability of our infrastructure.

As cloud computing grows in popularity, thousands of companies are simply rebranding their non-cloud products and services as “cloud computing.” Always dig deeper when evaluating cloud offerings and keep in mind that if you have to buy and manage hardware and software, what you’re looking at isn’t really cloud computing but a false cloud.

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source : http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/

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Download Here Understanding 3D Scanning or what is meant by 3D Scanning is the process of collecting data and forms the surface of the object is then displayed in 3D. In the process of 3D Scanning will certainly need a tool that is or better known as 3D laser scanner. The tool works by taking data in the form of points (point cloud) which is also the coordinates of the object or environment is real.

Download Here 3D laser scanner or a 3D scanner is similar to the camera, the angle of view conus (cone three-dimensional). It also collects data from the surface of the object located in front of him. The difference, if the camera collects information such as the surface of the color and intensity of light. While 3D scanners collect distance information from the front of the scanner to the surface of the object being observed. If using a three-dimensional coordinate system are spherical, they can determine the angle variable, and the relative distance from the object surface 3D scanner.

Unlike the 2D scanner that only requires one scanning process, most 3D scanners require repetitive scanning process even up to hundreds, with angles and different sides of the object, in order to obtain complete information on structured in accordance with the reference system used. Once the process is often called the alignment or registration, then the data information collected to be compiled into a data model and intact.

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Data collected in the form of points or point cloud, it is usually not directly used. By supporting multiple applications, the data is mostly converted into 3D polygonal objects or polygonal mesh. The converting process is called reconstruction, or better known as reverse engineering.

In the form of 3D models generated from 3D scanning process widely used in the Engineering Design, Manufacturing, Survey Technology, Engineering Construction, Arts, As Built Survey, Oil & Gas Engineering Survey and others. With the 3D scanning process we are easily in the redesign of all forms of objects.
Understanding 3D Scanning or what is meant by 3D Scanning

Understanding 3D Scanning or what is meant by 3D Scanning is the process of collecting data and forms the surface of the object is then displayed in 3D.
3D Scanning Process
Source: http://www.partner3d.com/pengertian-3d-scanning-atau-apa-yang-dimaksud-dengan-3d-scanning/
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The need to print no longer just on paper. Advances in technology can realize what is in your imagination into a more tangible form and can be felt by touch. The presence of 3D printers answer the needs will print a digital design into a real product. 3D printer is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital design into a 3D shape that is not only visible but also held and has volume.

Basically, how the three-dimensional mold making just the same as a conventional inkjet printer where the printer creates a layer or layers of color prints to make an object look like it should. Only on the 3D printers use ink but not the plastic molten wax and other materials so that it becomes a desired object.

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The main principle for printing 3D printers that require data in the form of 3-dimensional as well, or so-called 'three-dimensional digital data'. In the world of engineering commonly called CAD (Computer Aided Design). CAD is an application that can display data in three dimensions.

In contrast to technologies such as the CNC (computer numerical control) that substractive manufacturing, 3D printing adheres additive manufacturing technology in which objects awakened by forming a layer by layer material, instead of dumped materials such as laser cutting / milling machine.
How Machines Work 3D Printers

How it works 3D printer machine is generally divided in three stages of the process, namely:

  1. Model 3D objects

3D Object models can be created by using special software for 3D design model printer supports such solidwork example, catia, Delcam etc.

  2. Printing Process

If the design has been created, you can print directly on a 3D printer. Then the printing process begins, the length of this process depends on the large pencetakkan and size of the model. Printing process using the basic principles of Additive Layer with a series of 3D design process reading machine and began compiling successive layers terut to build virtual models automatically combined to form a complete arrangement integrant.
3. Finishing

At this stage you can enhance complex parts that could be caused by over-sized or a different size than desired. Additional techniques to enhance this process can also use multiple techniques material or different materials; multiple color or combination of colors.

Source: http://www.partner3d.com/Basic-Principles-and-Methods-Machine-3D-Printer/

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