Mydea Technologies Corporation Adds Next Generation Milling Processes to Create Instant Prototypes of Components


ORLANDO, Fla. --- Mydea Technologies Corporation, which specializes in rapid prototyping of specialized equipment and accessories for designers, engineers and manufacturers, recently acquired state-of-the-art SPR/CNC milling equipment to enable creation of instant prototypes in a wide range of materials, including polypropylene, polycarbonate, ABS and aluminum.

Michael Siemer, founder and president of Mydea Technologies Corporation and former Disney imagineer, said Mydea's SPR/CNC prototyping work is increasing rapidly. The firm recently moved into larger quarters at the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program facilities at Research Park in east Orlando to accommodate the increased workload, Siemer said.

"We can now provide prototypes and low-volume production parts made from specific materials that are not currently available in additive manufacturing," Siemer said.

Siemer explained that most additive manufacturing processes cannot accommodate specific materials that some customers require, and even when they do there still tends to be limitations involved

"Our new equipment is the only way to produce a low-volume run of parts without any tooling required in specific thermoplastic and aluminum materials," Siemer said.

Siemer said the new equipment complements Mydea's urethane casting, rapid tooling and other plastic and metal direct digital manufacturing options.

Mydea Technologies Corporation is a pioneer in the rapidly growing field of Direct Digital Manufacturing, where both Additive Manufacturing and Computerized Numerical Control (SPR/CNC) can transforms digitized engineering specifications into three-dimensional objects quickly and accurately.

Mydea Technologies Corporation serves such companies as L-3 CyTerra, DRS, and Disney with quick-turn plastic and aluminum components.

Typically, new prototypes can be produced in as little as three to five days, Siemer said.

About Mydea Technologies:

Mydea Technologies was incorporated in July 2003 with a mission to assist companies and individuals in all aspects of product development including design and engineering, 3D modeling, rapid prototyping and production. The company is committed to researching and utilizing the newest innovations and technology for rapid product development. Mydea Technologies is located in the Central Florida Research Park in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.mydeatechnologies.com.

About the UCF Incubation Program:

Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 140 emerging companies (including 90 current clients) create over $800 million in annual revenue and more than 1,600 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With eight facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between the University of Central Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Winter Springs, The City of Sanford, Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu

Michael Siemer CEO, Mydea Technologies Corporation, 407-737-1991, ext. 101 msiemer@mydeatechnologies.com

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager UCF Business Incubation Program 407-882-1120 cdykes@mail.ucf.edu

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com.

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