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When Selecting Filament for 3D Printing, You Get What You Pay For

August 26, 2021

Filament will make or break you. Most professionals working in additive manufacturing would be quick to agree with the sentiment above. No matter how much knowledge, passion, or patience 3D printers have, success will be challenging if the equipment and filament they are using aren’t high quality and appropriate for the job. It’s evident that…

Additive Manufacturing Playing a Role in Industry 4.0

August 10, 2021

Manufacturing is going through another significant industrial revolution. And 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is right in the thick of it.  As innovative technologies are getting more intelligent by the day, the world is now experiencing a fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. This newest phase of manufacturing is characterized by increasing automation and smart machines and factories that help informed data produce goods…

3D Printed Molds Improve Lead Times, Require Less Upfront Investment over Aluminum Tooling

June 25, 2021

Injection molding, or injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the composition of the hole, has traditionally been performed with high tooling costs and long lead times. However, recent advancements in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies have significantly improved the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the process.   Standard injection molding is typically a lengthy and costly process because tooling can take…

Utilizing Additive Manufacturing to Help with Supply Chain

May 27, 2021

For many manufacturers, waiting weeks or months for replacement parts, tools, or raw materials is a huge supply chain hassle. And a costly one. It could mean significant downtime for production lines or even a complete shutdown. One way to avoid the delay is to keep a large inventory of parts and tools, but many…

Three Local Women Bring Inspiration to Additive Manufacturing Hotbed

May 18, 2021

According to Women in 3D Printing, a global organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and inspiring women who are using Additive Manufacturing technologies, only 13 percent of those working in the industry are women. That’s a far cry from the organization’s goal of 50 percent.   Women in 3D Printing began in 2014 with a mission of increasing the…