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Moving from Scare Easy to Secured Share Easy in Additive Manufacturing

Unleashing the full benefits of additive manufacturing requires knowledge sharing, but as Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-founder and VP Business at LEO Lane asks, can this be achieved securely without giving away the farm?

The Critical Role of Validation in Micro Molding

Measurement should be a central consideration in every quote issued by a micro molder. If a micro molder can make the steel micro tool, and subsequently mold the part, sure as night follows day it will need to be measured.

Automating Post-Production to Scale-Up Additive Manufacturing

Unshackled by the limitations associated with traditional production processes, AM has made the leap from prototype to end part production and continues to open up exciting opportunities around localised production, digital inventories and on-demand manufacturing.

3D Printing Technology Comparison: SLA vs SLS

In this article, we'll discuss the main similarities and differences between two of the most established processes in 3D printing - stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS).

Are You Fit for 3D Printing Success?

Additive Manufacturing is not intended to replace conventional or traditional manufacturing, but rather compliment it. When implemented correctly, AM offers manufacturers real flexibility and design freedom while enabling more resilient and robust value chains.

Three Ways Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Benefits Plastic Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding is a difficult application for machine vision. The highly reflective surface of plastics is hard to illuminate, and the fact that the same production line can create items of different colours and shapes is problematic for traditional solutions.

3D Printing Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities

One of A3D’s engineers met with the individual to best understand their specific situation and designed a handle that could attach to standard milk and juice cartons. A3D then used Simplify3D to print the handle.

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Ways Automation Is Changing Metal Fabrication

Growing demand and a widening industry skills gap have metal fabricators looking for ways to improve efficiency and product quality, even when additional labor may be hard to find.

3D Printing and Printed Materials in 2020: A Challenging Year But Fascinating Times Ahead, Reports IDTechEx

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the 3D printing sector and its end users (such as printing bureaus), new directions of travel have nonetheless emerged. Some opportunities have even been directly prompted by the pandemic.

Which CNC Machining Cooling Method Should You Pick?

To limit the chances of mill overheating in CNC processes, different manufacturing techniques have been developed to control the heat produced all while limiting costs. This article will present the most important developments in overheating mitigation for CNC milling.

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DMU Reviewer - a corporate tool for 3D CAD design review and analysis. Part 2

Let's see what valuable information DMU Reviewer can give if we want to examine closer separate parts and components.

DMU Reviewer - a corporate tool for 3D CAD design review and analysis. Part 1

The fast-paced replacement of 2D drawings by 3D models is a well-spread trend in today's manufacturing, rapid prototyping, mechanical design, etc. Modern 3D CAD files are not only about geometry and general appearance: in many cases they come with important engineering information (PMI, attributes, etc.) which can be crucial for downstream processes.

Nexa3D and Keystone Industries Join Forces to Deliver Higher Productivity and Performance 3D Printing Solutions for the Dental Industry

Nexa3D's partnership with Keystone Industries will advance the range of available functional and affordable dental solutions for labs and practitioners, delivering new levels of speed, productivity and efficiency.

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