Comprehensive Rapid Prototyping Site Launched
A new Web site allows designers and engineers to investigate and evaluate rapid prototyping. Found at www.atirapid.com, the site has more than 175 pages of original content that can be easily navigated by product design professionals. Features include 60 pages on rapid prototyping technologies, 12 pages of tips and FAQs, on-line material property sheets, a listing of current events and industry news, and published articles. Users can view a sample of example parts and learn about stereolithography, selective laser sintering, rapid tooling, and RTV molding. The site also has information on the company's activities, which include laser sintering and rapid prototype development for a range of industries.
Properties Search Function Speeds Compound Sourcing
A new search function at www.rtpcompany. com allows OEMs, designers, and molders to quickly find thermoplastic compounds. The P POD property search function is located on the RTP Co. site. It scans more than 2700 compound data sheets and narrows the field to those that fit user-defined parameters. Users can choose English standard or metric data point ranges for up to three material properties such as surface resistivity, tensile strength, flammability, and specific gravity. Searches can also be based on resin type, grade, or the company's nomenclature. The selected data sheets can be viewed and printed. The complete library includes standard components categorized into 47 engineering thermoplastics and 16 specialty product groups.
Site Offers Electrical Power Component Information
Panel Component Corp.'s Web site provides detailed information on electrical power component systems used in North American and international markets. Located at www.interpower.com, the site can be searched by country to learn about its voltages, frequencies, and plug patterns. Users can source parts based on part number or product family. Information about the company's international cords and cord sets, IEC inlets and outlets, RFI filters, terminal blocks, fuses, cable strain reliefs, transformers, international plugs, sockets, and socket strips can also be accessed. In addition, schematic files and spec sheets on the product lines are available for downloading. The site includes a guide to worldwide plug and socket patterns and power mains, which is also searchable by country.