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3D modelling technique for fast-track face shield production

Using stacked model data, the technique can dramatically increase 3D printing output, assisting in producing face shields for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.

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.

Optimising Performance and Manufacturability for Additive Manufacturing

As there are more and more success stories associated with the use of AM as a production technology, scrutiny on the process is becoming increasingly forensic in nature.

Manufacturers Step Up to Produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Respirators in a Hurry

Shortages of Ventilators and PPE has become a worldwide problem. Many of our manufacturing partners and other companies are stepping up to help with some innovative solutions. Here are just a few of the efforts being reported to us.

Additive Manufacturing for Production: Benchmarking Against Traditional Alternatives

For a growing number of applications, 3D printing for batch production offers clear economic and added-value advantages— acting as a spur to innovation and enabling the production of end-use products impossible or uneconomical to produce with the use of alternative methods

Risk Mitigation in Micro Molding

In applications where overall tolerances are measured in microns, there are various ways that micro molders mitigate the risks associated with each step of the design-to-manufacturing cycle.

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PRECISION MOLDING & THE INTERNET OF THINGS

While most analysis of the IoT is in respect of its positive influence on manufacturing processes, the growth in the IoT also opens up huge possibilities for micro molding as there is burgeoning demand for a variety of new and innovative micro devices.

3D Systems Announces First-to-Market Enhancements to Reverse Engineering Software - Enabling Increased Efficiency & Accuracy across Broad Application Portfolio

-Unique unroll/reroll function in Geomagic® Design X enables a new modeling workflow for complex revolved parts resulting in a 94% efficiency improvement. -Geomagic Design X's new features for hybrid surfacing workflows accelerate productivity, improve downstream CAD re-us

3D Printing in Automotive Market to Be Worth US$8 Bn By 2024

The growing need for developing complex and high-quality components while keeping the manufacturing costs low is a primary factor driving the demand for the 3D printing solutions in the automotive sector.

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SynDaver launches U.S.-made 3D printer featuring extensive feature set, industry-leading 3-year warranty

The SynDaver Axi™ is the first 3D printer made by the science and technology company headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and focuses on prosumers and hobbyists.

MicroCare™ Offers IPA Alternatives

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making the availability of IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) scarce. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using cleaners made of at least 70% alcohol to disinfect surfaces. This has led to a widespread global demand for IPA with much of it diverted for use in hospitals and other medical settings. As a result, electronics and medical device manufacturers are facing IPA shortages which were once used for cleaning products during and after manufacturing. To help counter this impact, MicroCare™ Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of critical cleaning, coating and debinding products, is offering an alternative to IPA that cleans just as well, if not better than IPA.

Artec 3D Unveils Artec Studio 15 with New Scan-to-CAD Features for Inspection and Reverse Engineering

Scan, create a 3D model and perform essential scan-to-CAD operations all in one software

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Enhance your competitive advantage in manufacturing with Windform
Enhance your competitive advantage in manufacturing with Windform

Enhance your competitive advantage in manufacturing with Windform

For the first time a Carbon fiber reinforced composite material for 3D printing, Windform SP by CRP Technology, has been used to manufacture the functional prototype of a driver airbag housing container. The test has led to very good results as the material exhibits an excellent mechanical performance in terms of high strength and impact resistance as well a good thermal stability between a low and high range of temperatures.

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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.