Rapid Prototyping Resources - Appendix B

From "User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping"

A special thanks to Ed Grenda (Castle Island) for allowing me to adapt this list from his comprehensive listing at Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping (home.att.net/~castleisland/).

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Contributors

The author would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations that contributed to User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping.

3D Molecular Designs (www.3dmoleculardesigns.com) 2223 North 72nd Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213, USA
Custom molecular models with rapid prototyping.

3D Systems, Inc. (www.3dsystems.com) 26081 Avenue Hall, Valencia, California 91355, USA
Rapid prototyping equipment and materials.

Accelerated Technologies (www.acceleratedtechnologies.com) 1611 Headway Circle, Building 1, Austin, Texas 78754, USA
Rapid prototyping, design and tooling services and contract manufacturing.

Armstrong Mold (www.armstrongmold.com) 6910 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse, New York 13057, USA
Prototyping and low volume production for metal and plastic parts.

Auburn Engineering (www.auburn.com) 2961 Bond Street, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309, USA
sign, prototyping and tooling services.

BASTECH, Inc. (www.bastech.com) 3931 Image Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45414, USA
Engineering, rapid prototyping and rapid tooling services.

CADCAMNet.com- Rapid Prototyping Report (www.cadcamnet.com) CAD/CAM Publishing, Inc., 1010 Turquoise Street, Suite 320, San Diego, California 92109, USA
Monthly publication on rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing.

Castle Island: Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping (home.att.net/~castleisland/) 19 Pondview Road, Arlington, Massachusetts 02474, USA
Comprehensive web resource with extensive resource lists and technology information.

Center for BioMolecular Modeling - Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) (www.rpc.msoe.edu/cbm/) Attn: Rapid Prototyping Center, 1025 North Broadway Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
Molecular models for research and education.

Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing (www.vr.clemson.edu/rp/index.htm) 206 Fluor Daniel EIB, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, USA
Rapid prototyping research and consortium.

DSM Somos (www.dsmsomos.com) 2 Penn's Way, Suite 401, New Castle, Delaware 19720, USA
Rapid prototyping materials for stereolithography and other technologies.

Dynacept Corporation (www.dynacept.com) 2 International Boulevard, Brewster, New York 10509, USA
Rapid prototyping, model making, tooling and molding services.

Extrude Hone (www.prometal-rt.com) 1 Industry Boulevard, P.O. Box 1000, Irwin, Pennsylvania 15642, USA
Rapid tooling equipment.

D-M-E MoldFusion (http://www.dme.net/wwwdme/moldfusion.asp) 29111 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071, USA
Rapid tooling services and conformal cooling research.

Fisher Design (www.fisherdesign.com) 2830 Victory Parkway, Suite 300, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 , USA
Design, prototyping, product development and marketing services.

General Pattern Company (www.generalpattern.com) 3075 84th Lane NE, Blaine. Minnesota 55449, USA
Rapid product development services including rapid prototyping, tooling and molding for both plastic and metal.

LGM (Laser Graphic Manufacturing) (www.lgmmodel.com) 23698 US Highway 24, Minturn, Colorado 81645, USA
Architectural modeling services and software solutions.

Leyshon Miller Industries (www.lmidesign.com) 534 N. 1st Street, Cambridge, Ohio 43725, USA
Product development services including design, prototyping, tooling and manufacturing.

Materialise GmbH (www.materialise.com) 6111 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 , USA ( Headquarters: Leuven, Belgium)
Software for rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and reverse engineering.

Medical Modeling, LLC (www.medicalmodeling.com) 17301 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 300, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA
Medical models from CT and MRI data for surgical review and planning.

Rapid Prototyping Association (www.sme.org/rpa) Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48121, USA
Association for rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing and the sponsor of Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing conference.

Ralph S. Alberts Company, Inc. (www.rsalberts.com) 60 Choate Circle, Montoursville, Pennsylvania 17754, USA
Custom molder and moldmaker with specialization in epoxy, urethane and silicone rubber molds.

Roland DGA (www.rolanddga.com) 15363 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, California 92618, USA
Rapid prototyping equipment including milling and scanning systems.

Solidica, Inc. (www.solidica.com) 3941 Research Park Drive, Suite C, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, USA
Rapid tooling equipment for metal molds and dies.

Stratasys Inc. (www.stratasy.com) 14950 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344, USA
Rapid prototyping equipment.

Ultimate Solutions, Inc. (www.ultimatesolutions-inc.com) 13011 Bristol Berry Drive, Cypress, Texas 77429, USA
Rubber molding services and training.

University of Louisville, Rapid Prototyping Center (www.louisville.edu/speed/rpc/) Vogt Building, Room 101, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
Rapid prototyping and tooling research and consortium.

University of Stellenbosch (www.ie.sun.ac.za) Department of Industrial Engineering, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
Rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing research.

Wohlers Associates, Inc. (www.wohlersassociates.com) OakRidge Business Park, 1511 River Oak Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, USA
Consulting for rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing.

Z Corporation (www.zcorp.com) 20 North Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, USA
Rapid prototyping equipment.

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Rapid Prototyping Manufacturers (hardware, software, materials)

Rapid Prototyping Equipment

3D Systems, Inc. (www.3dsystems.com) 26081 Avenue Hall, Valencia, California 91355, USA

AeroMet Corporation (www.aerometcorp.com) 7623 Anagram Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344, USA

Arcam AB (www.arcam.com) Krokslätts Fabriker 30, SE-431 37 Mölndal, Sweden

Autostrade Co.,Ltd (www.autostrade.co.jp) .13-54 Ueno-machi, Oita-City, Oita 870-0832, Japan

CMET (www.cmet.co.jp) Japan

Concept Laser GmbH (www.concept-laser.de) An der Zeil 8, 96215 Lichtenfels, Germany

Cubic Technologies (www.cubictechnologies.com) 1000 East Dominguez Street, Carson, California 90746-3608, USA

Denken Engineering (www.coara.or.jp/~dkslp/my.html) Japan

Envisiontec GmbH (www.envisiontec.de) Elbestrasse 10, D-45768 Marl, Germany

EOS GmbH (www.eos-gmbh.de) Robert-Stirling-Ring 1, D-82152 Krailling/Munich, Germany

Extrude Hone (www.prometal-rt.com) 1 Industry Boulevard, P.O. Box 1000, Irwin, Pennsylvania 15642, USA

Fockele und Schwarze (www.fockeleundschwarze.de) Alter Kirchweg 34,W-33178 Borchen-Alfen, Germany

Generis GmbH (www.generis.de) Am Mittleren Moos 15, D-86167 Augsburg, Germany

Kinergy Pte. Ltd. (www.kinergy.com.sg/) Block 5002, #03-08, Techplace II, Ang Mo Kio Ave.5, S 569871, Singapore

Kira Corporation (www.kiracorp.co.jp/EG/pro/rp/top.html) Tomiyoshishinden, Kira-cho, Hazu-gun, Aichi Pref., Japan

Meiko (www.meiko-inc.co.jp/) Japan

Objet Geometries,Ltd (www.objet.com) 2 Holzman St., Science Park, P.O.Box 2496, Rehovot 76124, Israel

Optomec, Inc. (www.optomec.com) 3911 Singer Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, USA

Phenix Systems (www.phenix-systems.com) ZAC du Brezet EST, 29, rue Georges Besse, 63100 Clermont-Ferrand, France

POM Group, Inc. (www.pom.net) Advanced Product Development Center, 2350 Pontiac Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326, USA

RSP Tooling, LLC (www.rsptooling.com) 30700 Carter Road, Solon, Ohio 44139, USA

Sanders Design International, Inc. (www.sandersdesign.com) 37 Wilton Road, Milford, New Hampshire 03055, USA

Solidscape, Inc.(www.solid-scape.com) 316 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054, USA

Solidimension Ltd. (www.solidimension.com) Shraga Katz Building, Be'erot Itzhak, 60905, Israel

Solidica, Inc.(www.solidica.com) 3941 Research Park Drive, Suite C, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, USA

Sony Precision Technology, Inc. (www.sonypt.com) 20381 Hermana Circle, Lake Forest, California 92630, USA

Speed Part AB (www.speedpart.se) Rådanäs, 435 33 Mölnlycke, Sweden

Stratasys Inc. (www.stratasy.com) 14950 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344, USA

Therics, Inc.(www.therics.com) 115 Campus Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA

Unirapid (www.unirapid.com)

Z Corporation (www.zcorp.com) 20 North Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, USA

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Rapid Prototyping Materials

Axson NA (www.axson.com) 1611 Hults Drive, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827, USA

BJB Enterprises, Inc. (www.bjbenterprises.com) 14791 Franklin Avenue, Tustin, California 92780, USA

Bolson Materials Corporation (www.bolsonmaterials.com) 10612-105 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0L2, Canada

DSM Somos (www.dsmsomos.com) 2 Penn's Way, Suite 401, New Castle, Delaware 19720, USA

Freeman Manufacturing & Supply Company (www.freemansupply.com) 1101 Moore Road, Avon, Ohio 44011, USA

Innovative Polymers (www.thomasregister.com/olc/innovative-polymers/) 208 Kuntz Street, St. Johns, Michigan 48879, USA

Sibco, Inc (www.sibcoinc.com) 1100 Hilton Street, Ferndale, Michigan 48220, USA

Tuxedo Photopolymers, American Dye Source, Inc.(www.tuxedoresin.com) 555 Morgan Boulevard, Baie D'Urfe, Quebec H9X 3T6, Canada

Huntsman (formerly Vantico Inc., Renshape Solutions) (www.huntsman.com/pu/) 4917 Dawn Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, USA

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Rapid Prototyping Repair, Parts and Service

Laser Innovations (www.solidimaging.com) 668 Flinn Avenue, Suite #22, Moorpark, California 93021, USA

National RP Support (www.rpsupport.com) P.O. Box 276, Pella, Iowa 50219, USA

Sibco, Inc. See listing under materials.

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Rapid Prototyping Software

Actify, Inc. (www.actify.com) 60 Spear Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105, USA

Brock Rooney & Associates Inc. 915 Westwood, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, USA

Delcam plc (www.delcam.com) 3270 Electricity Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8W 5J1, Canada Headquarters: Birmingham UK

Delft Spline Systems (www.deskproto.com) Vogelsanglaan 30, 3571 ZM Utrecht, Netherlands

Deskartes Oy (www.deskartes.com) Pihlajatie 28, Fin-00270, Helsinki, Finland

Floating Point Solutions (www.fpsols.com) L-54, Housing Board Colony, Alto Porvorim, Goa, India

Inus Technology Inc. (www.inustech.com) 3003 North First Street, San Jose, California 95134, USA Headquarters: Seoul, Korea

Marcam Engineering GmbH (www.marcam.de) Fahrenheitstrasse 1, D-28359 Bremen, Germany

Materialise GmbH (www.materialise.com) 6111 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor Michigan 48103, USA Headquarters: Leuven, Belgium

Metris N.V (www.paraform.com) Interleuvenlaan 15D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

Raindrop Geomagic, Inc. (www.geomagic.com) P.O. Box 12219, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA

Solid Concepts Inc (www.solidconcepts.com) 28231 Avenue Crocker, Bldg. 10, Valencia, California 91355, USA

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Rapid Prototyping Consulting and Training

Edward Mackenzie Ltd. (www.edwardmackenzie.com) Baileycroft House, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FF, UK

Ennex Corporation (www.ennex.com) Santa Barbara, California, USA

Laser Prototypes (Europe) Ltd. (www.laserproto.com) Unit 2a Balmoral Link, Belfast BT12 6QB, Ireland

New Product Dynamics (www.newproductdynamics.com) 3493 NW Thurman Street, Portland, Oregon 97210, USA

T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc (www.tagrimm.com) 3028 Beth Court, Edgewood, Kentucky 41017, USA

Warner Technologies 4123 Oceana, Waterford, Michigan 48328, USA

Wohlers Associates, Inc. (www.wohlersassociates.com) OakRidge Business Park, 1511 River Oak Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, USA

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Publications

Books

Automated Fabrication; Improving Productivity in Manufacturing, Marshall Burns; Prentice Hall, 1993

Handbook of Rapid Prototyping and Layered Manufacturing, Donald Leu, Academic Press, September 2000

Rapid Manufacturing; The Technologies and Applications of Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling, D. T. Pham, S. S. Dimov; Springer Verlag Publishing, January 2001

Rapid Prototyping Casebook, J. A. McDonald, C. J. Ryall and D. I. Wimpenny, eds. Professional Engineering Publications Ltd; October 2001

Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing; Fundamentals of Stereolithography; Paul F. Jacobs; Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1992

Rapid Prototyping; Principles and Applications, C. K. Chua, K.F. Leong, C.S. Lim, World Scientific, 2003.

Rapid Prototyping Technology; Selection and Application, Kenneth G. Cooper, Marcel Dekker Publisher; January 2001

Rapid Tooling; Technologies and Industrial Applications, Peter Hilton and Paul Jacobs, eds Marcel Dekker Inc., 2000

Software Solutions for Rapid Prototyping, ed. Ian Gibson, September 2002

Stereolithography and Other RP and M Technologies; From Rapid Prototyping to Rapid Tooling, Paul F. Jacobs; Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1995

Wohlers Report; Rapid Prototyping & Tooling State of the Industry, Terry Wohlers; Wohlers Associates, Inc.

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Periodicals and Journals

Rapid Prototyping Journal (www.emeraldinsight.com/rpsv/rpj.htm) Emerald Journals, 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford, BD8 9BY UK.

Rapid Prototyping Report (www.cadcamnet.com) CAD/CAM Publishing, Inc., 1010 Turquoise Street, Suite 320, San Diego, California 92109

Time Compression Technologies (North America) (www.timecompress.com) Communication Technologies, Inc., 301 South Main Street Suite 1 West Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

Time Compression Technologies (Europe) (www.time-compression.com) Rapid News Publications plc, Protel House, 10 Hunters Walk, Canal Street, Chester, CH1 4EB, UK

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Rapid Prototyping Events

Euromold, Frankfurt, Germany (217.7.92.74/english/index.php4) Demat GmbH, Poststraße 2 - 4, 60329 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing (www.sme.org/rapid) Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48121, USA

Solid Freeform Fabrication, Austin, Texas (utwired.engr.utexas.edu/lff/symposium/index.cfm) University of Texas, Mechanical Engineering, MC C2200, 204 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin Texas 78705, USA

Siggraph, San Diego, CA, (www.siggraph.org) ACM Siggraph Conference Management, 401 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA

TCT Exhibition, Birmingham, United Kingdom (www.time-compression.com) Rapid News Publications plc, Protel House, 10 Hunters Walk, Canal Street, Chester, CH1 4EB, UK

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Web sites

Rapid Prototyping Home Page, University of Utah (www.cc.utah.edu/~asn8200/rapid.html)

Wohlers Associates, Wohlers Associates, Inc.(www.wohlersassociates.com)

Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping, Castle Island (home.att.net/~castleisland/)

Forums and Mailing Lists

Rapid Prototyping Mailing List (RP-ML) (rapid.lpt.fi/rp-ml/)

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Associations

Association of Professional Model Makers (www.modelmakers.org) 6502 Shiner Street, Austin, Texas 78729, USA

Australia's QMI Solutions Ltd (www.qmisolutions.com.au/) Miles Platting & Logan Roads, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113, Australia

Canadian Association of Rapid Prototyping, Tooling and Manufacturing (imti-itfi.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)

Chinese Rapid Forming Technology Committee (www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Lab/8600/rftc.htm)

Danish Technological Institute

Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association

French Rapid Prototyping Association (www.art-of-design.com/afpr)

Germany's NC Society (www.ncg.de)

Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA) (www.garpa.org.)

Hong Kong Society for Rapid Prototyping Tooling and Manufacturing (hkumea.hku.hk/~CRPDT/RP&T.html)

Italian Rapid Prototyping Association, (www.apri-rapid.it) Viale Fulvio Testi, 128 - 20092 Cinisello Balsamo (MI), Italy

Japanese Association of Rapid Prototyping Industry (www.rpjp.or.jp)

Association for RP Companies in The Netherlands

Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa

Rapid Prototyping Association (USA) (www.sme.org/rpa) Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48121, USA

Swedish Industrial Network on FFF (www.ivf.se/FFF/fffblad.pdf) IVF, Brinellvägen 68, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

UK's Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Association (www.imeche.org.uk/manufacturing/rpma/)

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Rapid Prototyping Research and Education

Center for BioMolecular Modeling - Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) (www.rpc.msoe.edu/cbm/) Attn: Rapid Prototyping Center, 1025 North Broadway Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA

Centre for Rapid Product Development (soe.unn.ac.uk/crpd/index.htm) School of Engineering and Technology, Northumbria University, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK

Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing (www.vr.clemson.edu/rp/index.htm) 206 Fluor Daniel EIB, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, USA

Georgia Tech - Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute (www.rpmi.marc.gatech.edu) Manufacturing Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, 813 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA

Institute for Rapid Product Development - University of Applied Science St. Gallen (FHS) (www.fhsg.ch/rpd) Tellstrasse 2, Postfach 664, CH-9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Institute of Technology, Tallaght (http://www.it-tallaght.ie/) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland

Rapid Manufacturing Research Group (www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/mm/research/rapid-manufacturing/index.html) Loughborough University, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University LE11 3TU, UK

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (http://web.mit.edu/lmp/www/) 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA

Milwaukee School Of Engineering - Rapid Prototyping Center (www.rpc.msoe.edu) 1025 North Broadway Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (www.np.edu.sg) 5335 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489

Rapid Manufacturing Research Group (www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/mm/research/rapid-manufacturing/index.html) Loughborough University, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University LE11 3TU, UK

Stanford University - Rapid Prototyping Lab(www-rpl.stanford.edu) Building 530, Room 226, Stanford, California 94305, USA

Tyler School of Art (www.temple.edu/crafts) Temple University, 7725 Penrose Avenue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027, USA

University of California - Irvine (www.eng.uci.edu/%7emelissao/droplab/droplab.htm) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irvine, California 92697, USA

University of Louisville, Rapid Prototyping Center (www.louisville.edu/speed/rpc/) Vogt Building, Room 101, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA.

University of Texas (utwired.engr.utexas.edu/lff/) University of Texas, Mechanical Engineering, MC C2200, 204 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin Texas 78705, USA

University of Stellenbosch (www.ie.sun.ac.za) Department of Industrial Engineering, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa

University of Warwick Rapid Prototyping & Tooling Center (www.warwick.ac.uk/atc/rpt/) Advanced Technology Centre, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University Of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

 

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