30 Days to Profitability for CCO's Plastics Client

Challenged with extraordinary delivery and quality issues, a plastics producer turned to Cornerstone Consulting Organization (CCO) to lead an aggressive operation recovery effort.

The Top 4 Applications of 3D Printing Technology from Education, Medicine, Industry to Art

The impending uses of 3D printing are still being exposed. This article highlights some of the applications presently under way that are probable to be in general use first.

MICRO-MOLDING: KEY SUPPLIER SELECTON CRITERIA

For companies that are exploring the possibilities that exist for miniaturization of plastic parts and components, there are some seemingly daunting obstacles that exist, not least the vagaries of the micro molding process itself.

3D Printing of Composites: IDTechEx Profiles Startups Competing for Market Share

Overall, IDTechEx calculated that this industry received over $100M in investment in 2019. There are very good reasons for both the composite and 3D printing industry to be excited.

Achieving Peak Performance in Elite Cycling and Beyond

The rapid prototyping and 3D printing plastic parts for wind tunnel testing became a well-established model but Katsanis wondered "why not do this with metal"?

Micro Molding - The Need for Collaboration and DfM

This article examines the ways in which companies looking to achieve significant product miniaturization need to approach their product development process, and how they need to adapt their thinking when embracing micro molding.

How 3D printing and composite materials help streamlining SAE competition results

For the last four years of SAE competition, UVic Formula Motorsport team has been using 3D printed oil pans that were purposely engineered to be manufactured by CRP USA's laser sintering 3d printing process and Windform® TOP-LINE composite materials.

15W Laser Engraver Review

There is a large number of different cheap laser engravers out there that are a great way to get into laser engraving on a budget.

Essentium Research Shows Manufacturers Demanding Open Additive Ecosystems

The study reveals that virtually all (99%) manufacturing executives surveyed believe an open ecosystem is important to advance 3D printing at scale. While 85% of manufacturers reported that industrial-scale AM has the potential to increase revenue for their business

SQ4D Builds the World's Largest 3D Printed Home

SQ4D has completed construction of the world's largest permitted 3D printed home. The home is 1900 square feet and took only forty eight hours of print time, over an eight day period. The home was entirely printed and built onsite using less than $6000 in materials.

Success: 3D Bioprinter in Space Prints With Human Heart Cells

A 3D bioprinter privately owned by an American company has successfully printed with a large volume of human heart cells aboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

The Big Challenges of 3D Printing

With all of the benefits of 3D printing, you'd think it would be as commonplace as Wi-Fi in today's world - but that's actually not the case. Many companies are struggling to find ways to incorporate 3D technology printing into their product development and manufacturing operations.

Nanotechnology and the future of manufacturing

Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale - structures between one and 100 nanometres in size. To put that into perspective, comparing a nanometre to a metre is like comparing the size of a marble to the size of the earth. Here Mark Howard, US country manager at automation parts supplier, EU Automation discusses three exciting applications of nanotechnology in manufacturing.

How to convert a 3D Printer to a Laser Cutter

You can not only use your 3d printer for printing, but it is also an XYZ motion platform. By attaching a laser to the extruder, for example, you can easily convert your 3d printer to a laser engraver or even cutter.

The push and pull of composite manufacturing

For many manufacturers, the benefits of composite materials are still being discovered. Combining the strength of glass or carbon fiber with the adaptability of a resin system that can be tailor made and cost-efficient to suit your exact technical requirements.

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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.