Research and development activities on the technology of manufacturing and advances in methods for manufacturing processes.
These can be from academia, government or industry, however they should generally be something new or innovative.
Please submit only sites that deal with new approaches and developments in improving the quality or speed of the manufacturing process.
Some examples of these are product development, prototyping, and virtual reality applications.
Sites related to specific technologies involved in manufacturing should be submitted to appropriate categories, such as categories for materials science, chemical engineering, mathematical modeling, quality engineering, and CAD/CAM.
Sites for manufacturers will not be listed here. Submit to the applicable category in Business.
Professional associations, trade groups and other organisations in the field of Manufacturing Engineering.
Manufacturing Prototyping is the art and science of making physical models of manufactured products. Companies use these models, or "prototypes," to evaluate new product designs before investing in full-scale production.
Prototypes are traditionally sculpted by hand from clay, wood, or resin, or, are painstakingly milled from blocks of metal. Today, "rapid prototyping" machines linked to computers running prototype build software quickly sculpt special plastic or metallic compounds with lasers, leaving only fine finishing to human craftsmen.
This category lists resources for Manufacturing Prototyping machine builders, materials manufacturers, and service providers. It also provides links to prototyping tutorials, research information, and relevant publications.
Software resources in this directory are currently limited to programs for building, or preparing to build, products on rapid prototyping machines. The much broader class of "virtual prototyping" software for activities such as finite element analysis and solid modeling are found in the CAD CAM CAE category.
Please submit your site to the most appropriate category. Submitting to an incorrect category may delay review of your site.
Please submit only websites that have English language content to this category and its subcategories. If your site is in a language other than English, please submit it to the appropriate category of World
Laboratories and research groups in Manufacturing Technology.