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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…