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Micro Molding — Material Selection and Design Concerns

You need to understand the basic design approach and really bottom out what you can and cannot do, as when micro molding, even the smallest design change can be catastrophic and completely derail a project.

How to Use Supports

Most entry-level 3D printers work by extruding material, and while this has lots of cost and safety advantages, it does come with some limitations. Creating a part with extreme overhangs, arches, or angles can be a challenge. Supports make printing these geometries possible.

Manufacturing Impact: Rising Consumption of Entertainment Drives Demand For 3D Animated Content

The augmented demand for the technology from several industrial verticals due to the increasing use of simulation in the design of industrial tools by OEMs has facilitated the penetration of 3D animation solutions worldwide

Why You Should Skip Free DNC Software

The benefits of DNC software when it comes to managing your CNC programs, machine parameters, and offsets are well known. As a result, many businesses look to offer some form of DNC software or their own, ranging from thousands of dollars to absolutely free.

Case Study: Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) is central to its production of metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts. In this process, lasers melt and weld layers of metallic powder resulting in parts that are durable and can be polished.

Metal Laser Engraver Portability Benefits for Manufacturing

A Metal Laser Engraver is an essential tool for Automotive Industry and anywhere manufacturing requires Permanent Marking for compliance or enduring harsh processes on Metals. Portable Laser Engraver Marker benefits Manufacturing.

Why Binder Jetting?

Besides being fast and capable of manufacturing complex shapes, binder jetting systems are also incredibly accurate.

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Keys to Biocompatible and Hypoallergenic Manufacturing

The materials approved for use in biomedical implants are limited, but as new alloys and polymers emerge, the chances are high that many of them will prove to be biocompatible as well. These will help to shape the future of biomedical manufacturing as a whole.

The Use of 3D Printing and Autonomous Equipment in Construction

There are a lot of applications of 3D technology. One of the most promising ones is the use of autonomous equipment and 3D printing in construction. Learn more here about the use of these technologies in the construction industry and how they can develop in the coming years.

Desktop Metal Develops New Additive Manufacturing Process for Volume Production of Sustainable, End-Use Wood Parts

Desktop Metal’s new Forust additive manufacturing process upcycles wood waste from the approximately 15 billion trees cut down each year1 into luxurious, high-quality, end-use wood parts that can be used in a variety of industries.

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STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Announces Open Application

Startups focused on driving electrification into consumer and industrial applications are encouraged to apply through November 23

Nihonseiki Company deploys GE Additive laser technology to reimagine its business and the die casting industry

Additive manufacturing helps transform a leading century-old automotive sector manufacturer

WEBCON's Free Designer Desk Helps Organizations Speed Process Automation by Rapidly Prototyping Interactive Applications

Groundbreaking collaboration tool allows business and IT users to test and iterate prototypes in real time without coding or database design

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