|RP Virtual Library
Please note that this is an evolving list, and it represents only a small portion of the
information on topics related to RP that is available on the internet. There are many
books, periodicals, schools, and companies that focus on RP which are not included in this
list. If you would like to have you web site linked to this page, send your URL to the RPMI Webmaster.
ACADEMIA AND RESEARCH
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama does research on almost all existing RP
Rapid Prototyping on the Internet - an ongoing research and development project at the
University of California at San Diego.
Clemson University's Product Realization Laboratory.
Deposition Modelling at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
for Freeform Fabrication at the University of Texas at Austin. This site requires
Netscape 2.0 or higher.
University of Dayton
in Dayton, Ohio.
printing a process being developed at MIT.
University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom does research involving the
Freeform Powder Molding at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New
Robot Fusion Welding at Universidade do Minho in Guimaraes, Portugal.
Rapid Thermal Prototyping at Tufts University .
The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory at Virginia Tech, one of the very few
educational institutions in this country to offer an RP course.
The University of Hong
International headquartered in Birmingham, England is a partner in the Computer Aided
Rapid Prototyping (CARP) research project.
University of Connecticut at Storrs is involved in the development of
the Selective Area Laser Deposition process.
CAM-LEM, Inc. of
Cleveland, Ohio is developing a process called Computer Aided Manufacturing of Laminated
Centre for Rapid Design
and Manufacture at the Buckinghamshire College in Buckinghamshire, England.
Ceramic Composites Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland is involved in the
development of stereolithography and
laminated object manufacturing techniques
using metals and ceramics.
for Industrial Technology in Bremen, Germany.
Institute of Technology does SLS oriented research in Stockholm, Sweden.
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute at Georgia Tech.
University in the United Kingdom.
The Technology Applications Center at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in
Kalamazoo, Michigan provides training on a Stratasys FDM1600 machine.
Alberta Research Council uses RP models for investment casting .
The Manufacturing Technology Laboratory at General Electric Research and
Development is on the leading edge of Rapid Prototyping Techonology.
Ju Institute of Science and Technology does SLS oriented research in Korea.
Knowledge Aided Engineering Manufacturing and
Related Technologies (KAEMART)
Group at the University of Parma, Italy does research involving direct slicing for SLA.
Laboratory at the University of Michigan does reseach involving Layered Manufacturing
and is equipped with Stratasys FDM equipment.
Rapid Prototyping Center at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
does research involving the SLA, LOM and FDM processes.
Universiteit Leuven does reasearch involving SLA and 3D plotting.
Center USA does SLA research in Boston, Massachussetts.
Fraunhofer Institute for
Chemical Technology is developing a rapid metal prototyping system in Germany.
COMMERCIAL RAPID PROTOTYPING SYSTEMS
Stereolithography by 3D Systems, Inc. of Valencia,
Solid Imager Stereolithography by Aaroflex, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia.
Solid Ground Curing by Cubital of Raanana, Israel.
Selective Laser Sintering by DTM Corporation of Austin, Texas.
Laminated Object Manufacturing by Helisys Corporation of Torrance, California.
Fused Deposition Modeling by Stratasys, Inc. of Eden Prairie,
Three dimensional plotting by Sanders Prototype Inc. of
Wilton, New Hampshire. Check out their Model Maker Desktop 3D Modeling System in action in
the jewelry industry.
Direct Shell Production Casting by Soligen Technologies Inc.'s
Parts Now service in Northridge,
turns CAD models into parts using an automatic desktop NC milling machine (no CNC
knowledge required). Produced by Delft
Spline Systems of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Topographic Shell Fabrication of parts upto 4x6x11
ft by Formus of San Jose,
An older list of commercial RP
Actua 2100 by 3D Systems, Inc. of Valencia,
by Stratasys, Inc. of Eden Prairie,
JP System 5 Desktop Rapid Prototyping by Schroff Development Corporation of
Personal Modeler 2100 by BPM
Technology, Inc. of Greenville, South Carolina.
LITERATURE AND CONFERENCES
Rapid Prototyping Journal.
Prototyping Report - the newsletter of the desktop manufacturing industry.
News - time-compression technologies magazine.
RP Direct - a resource to the RP community.
The first INTERNET RP conference: Rapid
The Seventh International
Conference on Rapid Prototyping was co-sponsored by the University of Dayton and
Stanford University and took place between March 31 and April 3, 1997.
SAE and SME's "Rapid Prototyping & Tooling
for the Automotive Industry" symposium will take place September 3-5 at the Hyatt
Regency Dearborn, Michigan. Faculty members can attend for FREE.
OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES
An older RP directory
contains a comprehensive list of commercial vendors, developers, photopolymer vendors,
service bureaus, research centers, and consultants.
and Company collects data on the Rapid Prototyping industry.
A report on
the present status of Rapid
Prototyping in Japan.
The archives of the Rapid Prototyping mailing list.
The Canadian Association of
Rapid Prototypers and Toolers has information on Canadian Rapid Prototyping Companies.
Rapid Prototyping Association.
of Manufacturing Engineers' Rapid Prototyping Association (RPA).
A Workshop Presentation on Rapid Prototyping by the JTEC (Japanese
Technology Evaluation Center) and the WTEC (World Technology Evaluation Center). It
includes video presentations of Japanese and European RP technologies.
RPM of Needham, Massachussetts provides an alternate, independent source
for SLA hardware maintenance.
An excellent overview of the Mechanical
Design Process (includes a comprehensive section on RP).
The Rapid Prototyping Database is our "sister page" in Prague,
The Czech Republic.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.
Conduct your patent search right
here on the net.
Get the latest news on manufacturing and industry
from Industry.Net Daily.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Find the part you've been searching for using PartNet.
Rapid Prototyping Equipment Vendors