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prototype

 [pro´to-tīp]
the original type or form that is typical of later individuals or species.

pro·to·type

(prō'tō-tīp),
The primitive form; the first form to which subsequent individuals of the class or species conform.
[proto- + G. typos, type]

pro·to·type

(prō'tō-tīp)
The primitive form; the first form to which subsequent individuals of the class or species conform.
[proto- + G. typos, type]
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HES Proto-AXI is software package aiding in FPGA based design prototyping with HES boards or building hardware accelerators for High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Frequency Trading (HFT).
The acquisition of Tenere's rapid prototyping division bolsters Midwest Prototyping's additive services to over 30 industrial 3D printers, across seven distinct 3D printing technologies.
"Speed is everything, while maintaining the highest product quality," said Justin Bishop, prototype manager for Orchid Design, a division of Shelton, Conn.-based Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, an orthopedic contract development, design, and prototyping firm.
Through its subsidiary company, WeCutFoam it provides custom foam cutting, machining and prototyping. With engineers and artist on board, the company creates props, dimensional signs, letters, logo, museums and trade shows exhibits, theater and movie sets, architectural shapes, hobby models, sculptures, monuments, events decoration, prototypes, molds, mockups, airfoils and wings.
And with new rapid prototyping techniques compressing development cycle times, iterating to better solutions has never been faster.
Many businesses have streamlined their operations and can provide high quality parts quickly, partially in response to the different additive rapid prototyping technologies.
On the other hand, having an in-house prototype department--or working with a contract manufacturer that has design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities in-house--can be compared to the "print preview" feature.
The rapid prototyping process is based on complete 3D models.
Dow Corning experts discussed the benefits of silicon rubber in rapid prototyping moldmaking applications at RAPID 2009, North America's largest annual rapid and additive manufacturing conference and exposition.
In 2007, design software company Autodesk staked its claim as a leader in the digital prototyping world.
"With the patternmaking, prototyping and casting capability, we can compress lead times and sell speed," Laugle said.
"CRP is a pioneer in rapid prototyping application, having started in 1996 as a spin-off from Roberto Cevolini & C when the technology was almost unknown in Italy," says Franco Cevolini, CRP's chairman and technical director.