V-FlashÂ® Desktop Modelers from 3D Systems are the
most affordable, most versatile, and easiest to use in-office desktop 3-D
Printers available. Its compact design
allows for use in workspaces of virtually any size, and its large build volume
of 9 x 6.75 x 8 inch provides for a broad range of part sizes. Its
instantaneous build speed is 4 times greater than other available 3-D printers
costing more. V-FlashÂ® uses 3D Systems' patented Film Transfer
Imaging (FTI) technology incorporating wear components into single-use,
easy-load cartridges. Empty cartridges
may be returned to 3D System's V-Flash Recycling Centers, the industry's first
eco-friendly cartridge return program. With V-Flash, designers can make models
starting with their earliest design ideas and gain the advantages of solid
model communication throughout the design process. Solid models provide a universal language to
present design concepts and facilitate vital feedback from both engineering and
non-engineering peer groups. Iterative
prototyping accelerates the design process shortening time to market. It leads to improved designs by providing
proof of concept assurance throughout the design project and reduces
development costs by reducing or eliminating costly redesigns. Designers can quickly create concept and
communication models, conduct form/fit testing, and perform functional tests
while maintaining design confidentiality during early design stages.-Flash
offers key differentiated benefits versus other 3-D printers such as lower
price, superior part quality, higher productivity and lower total cost of
ownership. V-Flash is priced 50 percent
lower than its closest competitor and has 15-20 percent lower total cost of
ownership over time.
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NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.