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How Additive Manufacturing Can Step Up to Print Emergency Replacement Parts in the U.S. Military

Technological innovation in the U.S. military is revolutionizing defense, responding to natural disasters, and so much more, but it also creates unique challenges. 3D scanning combined with additive manufacturing (AM) can step in to print emergency replacement parts.

Validation & Quality Control: Optimizing Micro Molding Outcomes

But there is one aspect of a micro molding project that is often overlooked, especially when customers are assessing the in-house capabilities of a micro molding partner, and that is validation and quality control.

Demystifying Manufacturing at the Nanoscale

As applications for nanotechnology become increasingly commonplace, it is essential for businesses of all kinds to understand the potential—and the challenges—of working in this rapidly evolving landscape.

The Future of 3D Printing – Six Factors to Consider

The past year has shown those in manufacturing and the supply chain that 3D printing – or additive manufacturing (AM) – is becoming a serious and mature manufacturing technology, not only for prototypes but also for small and medium sized series.

Tolerance Attainment in Micro Molding

When manufacturing micro parts and components, it takes a coordinated team of experts in design, materials, tooling, molding, validation, and automated assembly to successfully manufacture customer parts at high volume.

Advantages of Digital Thermal Processing

Digital Thermal Processing tools bring a sustainable approach and a new means of delivering applied energy for manufacturing. Allowing designers to build what they imagine, resolving the limitations of materials and processing temps on product design and manufacturing.

3D Printing New Parts for a Classic Ferrari

For this particular project, Dan Nobles and Slice Engineering decided carbon fiber nylon filament would be the best option. Engineered for its intense durability and stability, a carbon fiber nylon material would be capable of handling the high-heat experienced in an engine.

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Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - IDTechEx Outline The Trends and the Whitespaces

Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?

Molex Announces Results of Global Design Engineering Innovations Survey

According to 65% of those polled, improvements in design tools, tech innovation and new design methodologies have simplified efforts over the past three-to-five years. Still, a multitude of factors continue to hinder design engineering progress and innovation.

RAPID + TCT 2022 Promises "Next Level" Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

This May, more than 10,000 additive manufacturing (AM) professionals will return to Detroit for RAPID + TCT, North America’s largest and most influential AM event.

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Protolabs launches Consultative Design Service for Injection Moulding

One of the world's leading digital manufacturers is offering engineers a critical 'missing link' that will help them find the best manufacturable solution for their parts.

Nexa3D Starts Shipping Its Ultrafast XiP Desktop 3D Printer

The leading polymer 3D printing OEM scales down its production-grade technology to make it accessible to all professional users

Xometry Introduces New Digital Sourcing Tools On Thomasnet.com For Enterprise Buyers And Unveils New Cloud-Based Manufacturing Execution System For Suppliers

By Continuing To Integrate The Xometry Marketplace And Thomasnet.com Platform, Xometry Is Placing Its Instant Quoting Engine In Front of Thomas' 1.4 Million Registered Users Who Generate Millions Of Sourcing Sessions Annually.

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