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prototype

an early, pre-market, model of a product which is being developed. Small numbers of prototypes of new products are often constructed to aid the process of testing the performance and consumer acceptability of the product prior to deciding whether or not to engage in full-scale commercial production and marketing of the product. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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Accenture's prototype introduces both common language and data standards and integrates information across the entire healthcare system at the national, regional and provider levels.
He continued, "An example could be a mathematically analyzed system, which has allowed a design to achieve confidence of function, yet where further optimization may be achieved through correlation established in laboratory testing using rapid prototype parts.
Molds for thermosets and thermoplastics from prototype to production.
If you can print a prototype layer by layer using plastic as a base or print a core using chemically bonded sand, why not skip the middle-material and go directly to metal?
As materiel release orders flowed in to DDSP, the Department of Defense's largest warehouse and the eastern strategic distribution platform for military supplies, a group of self-proclaimed "wire heads" from various federal agencies and private technology companies worked alongside DDSP information technology personnel to write shipment data onto the 3G prototype tags.
The printer uses polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to make prototypes.
Acknowledging Ryman's closeness to Newman in the Prototype paintings allows us to grasp characteristics that establish essential difference.
While companies must wait for more clarification, it seems logical to conclude the prototype sponsor's letter must be current with legislation or any major elective plan amendment.
Kuhl and a colleague previously found that prototypes of English speech sounds identified by U.
Once the training program has moved beyond the prototype phase, the organization must give serious thought to trainers for the program.
Since then, the company has tapped into further markets and increased its use of rapid prototype patterns to accelerate leadtimes and improve production.
Although computational fluid dynamics (CED) is having the effect of reducing the number of prototypes that must be built of things like air intake manifolds, as Jorg Gerken, managing director of rpm rapid product modellbau GmbH (Helmstedt, Germany), notes "Despite the fact that these programs are of great value, they still cannot represent reality to 100%.