FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Advanced Technology Consultants, LLC starts new E-commerce site geared
toward bringing Rapid Prototyping technologies into the hands of the general
public called ToyBuilders.com, LLC.
Commerce Township, MI, August 4, 2000
Advanced Technology Consultants LLC a Michigan Limited Liability Company
created ToyBuilders.com, LLC a Michigan Limited Liability Company that will
usher in a new era for Rapid Prototyping. ToyBuilders.com will as it name
states build custom toys for the general public using Rapid Prototyping and
Rapid Tooling technologies. The site is functional and in its beta stage
and is slated to be ready for ordering by the end of August 2000.
"The enabling factor(s) in all of this is the availability of inexpensive
solid modeling applications and service bureaus (SBs) using Rapid
Prototyping technologies", says Karl Denton. ToyBuilders.com is dedicated
to using SolidWorks2000(tm) and is establishing a nation wide network of CAD
designers. "Using the service bureaus also made complete sense and we have
established a Technical Affiliate Program (TAP) in which service bureaus
sign up to an annual contract that states among other things the types of
materials, paints and other aspects of toy building" Karl continued. The
TAP program helps standardize an otherwise unruly maze of materials,
coatings and processes.
The toy building process starts by a visitor at the website answering a few
questions regarding the desired toy. With-in 24 hours they will receive a
quote and must give permission to continue. Once permission is given the
toy will be created in SolidWorks2000 and using eDrawings (a software
package that allows solid models to be easily viewed and transported) will
be sent to the client via email for final approval. Once final approval is
given the toy will be constructed on the RP technology that best suits the
intended child/person and use. Current RP technologies use one or more of
the following materials: epoxy based plastics, ABS (rugged) plastics, nylon
based materials, laminated paper that forms wood like material, wax
materials that can be cast into metal parts such as jewelry and other
materials that exhibit various other properties.
Advanced Technology Consultants, LLC is one of the leading consultants in
the Rapid Prototyping and Tooling industries. With over 10 years experience
in using, programming and training others in the use of RP equipment for
both automotive and aerospace applications Karl Denton has earned the North
American Stereolithography Excellence Award. His work in the Aerospace
industry has re-defined the accuracy levels achievable in this industry.
And numerous industry organizations, publications, and personnel have
recognized him as an expert in the field.
Advanced Technology Consultants, LLC
4778 Greenview Ct.
Commerce Twp., MI 48382
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