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When Should You Use 3D Printing for Production?

There are many reasons why 3D printing may be suitable for your hardware design and development cycle. But what about using 3D printing for full-scale production? Here are some considerations when deciding whether to use 3D printing for high-volume, end-use custom parts.

MICRO MOLDING FOR MICRO-ELECTRONICS

Perhaps like no other, the field of microelectronics exemplifies the drive towards miniaturization, the obvious reduction in size of everyday household appliances and cell phones showing the extent to which products containing electronic components have been reduced in size.

Smart Manufacturing Control

This article discusses new technology features within the CNC, the HMI (Human Machine Interface) and making the process easier to manage, as well as how that relates to the machine motion control and specifically for multi-axis applications.

Vertical Integration – The Key to Micro Molding Success

Put simply, vertical integration is a strategic structure which means that a company owns the supply chain for its products or services. Fundamentally, this is considered to be important as it implies a certain and robust degree of control over operations.

Multi Property Optimization for Injection Moulding to Maintain Safety and Reduce Manufacturing Costs

The company’s collaboration with Additive Flow for a particularly challenging project involving a metal and polymer over moulded component, ensured yet another successful outcome for Comeragh that will open up further opportunities in the future.

ERIKS: Working Clean, Certified, and in Control with 3D Printing

ERIKS offers technical components and related services to all sections of industry. And by adding 3D printing technology to its workflow, ERIKS is able to provide its customers with a service that holds the potential to shake up industries around the globe.

Successful Mission of TuPOD, 3D Printed Innovative CubeSat

There is no doubt that 3D Printing is shaping our societies. Its future is evolving very fast and, although its impact on different sectors is still to be defined, many industries are leveraging 3D Printing technologies for their goals.

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World's first 3D printed FRP footbridge paves way for circular composites

The circular composite footbridge is made from a fiber reinforced thermoplastic called Arnite® which combines high performance with circularity.

What is Cast Urethane Manufacturing?

Manufacturers, engineers, and designers are looking for processes that are less costly and have a smaller impact on the environment. Cast urethane manufacturing is one way that manufacturers and other stakeholders can do both.

Micro Molding and Micro Optics

In general terms, however, micro-optics are typically tiny lenses, beam-splitters, prisms, light-pipes, and other optical components in the range of 20 microns to 1 mm in size, or larger optical components with micron features.

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RIZE Debuts RIZIUM™ Glass Fiber Material for Industrial 3D Printing that is Durable, Certified Safe, and Sustainable

High dimensional stability, exceptionally durable composite material suitable for full-color applications and complex geometries and UL's GREENGUARD Certification for low emissions

PostProcess Technologies Granted U.S. Patent for Automated Post-Printing Technology for Polymer 3D Printing

The game-changing SVC technology is part of PostProcess's family of 3D printed polymer support removal and resin removal solutions for additive manufacturing. This patented approach works in combination with patent-pending detergents and proprietary software to ensure that 3D printed parts are uniformly, consistently, and reliably exposed to detergent and cavitation as they undergo post-printing.

Leading car designers work on Zortrax 3D printers

3D printing technology is indispensable in modern car design. World-leading brands like Ferrari extensively use additive manufacturing, especially on early stages of developing new products. Vincenzo Mattia, an ex-Ferrari designer involved in the LaFerrari project, explains the Ferrari's approach to design and how the company works with various 3D printers, including Zortrax.

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Xcentric - Injection Molding Services
Xcentric - Injection Molding Services

Xcentric - Injection Molding Services

Xcentric plastic injection molding services focus on rapid delivery of prototype and low-volume production components. Our production processes are streamlined such that we typically deliver first articles in less than 15 business days, and for simple expedited projects in as little as five days. At the other end of the spectrum, we frequently produce components for customers needing a few hundred thousand components as a bridge to higher productivity molds. Over time, we have earned a reputation for being able to handle highly complex projects, overmolding, custom insert molding, and other complicated projects much faster than with traditional tooling, often helping our clients get to market weeks, if not months earlier. At Xcentric, every mold is designed and fabricated and all production is run in one of our two Michigan-based facilities.

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Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Xcentric provides consulting, prototyping, pre-production, and production services for a wide range of industries. We are a US Manufacturer - every mold is made and all production is run in one of our two Michigan-based facilities. Our core rapid manufacturing expertise: Injection Molding, CNC Machining, and Additive Manufacturing.