Leveraging Additive Manufacturing for End-Use Parts

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Although most companies that manufacture high-volume products are constantly looking for ways to stay relevant in today’s marketplace, the processes used to manufacture their products are still heavily reliant on expensive tooling, often accompanied by long lead-times. As a result, these companies are limited in their ability to respond quickly to market changes or implement […]

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RedDOT Solves Clients’ Design Problems with Onsite Functional Prototyping

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RedDOT designs and builds mobile heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and components for on- and off-highway vehicles, including commercial trucks and vehicles used in construction, agriculture, military and other demanding applications. Typically, a custom design is created for each vehicle in which its HVAC systems are used, requiring RedDOT to utilize thorough prototyping […]

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Optimizing Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing

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With shorter lead times, massive savings, and the ability to incorporate multiple design revisions with ease, it is no wonder that Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) has been an emerging leader in the industrial world. DDM describes the process of using additive manufacturing technologies to serve these three general manufacturing functions: 1. Manufacture end-use, sell-able goods: […]

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Tools Without Tooling: How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Way We Make Everything

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Additive Manufacturing has been called the Next Industrial Revolution, improving virtually every aspect of the way products are made. Additive manufacturing is a key component of Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), which generally is the process of producing parts directly from digital CAD data. Normally DDM stories tend to focus on end use parts, where additive […]

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Tech Tuesdays: Part Orientation

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The staff at Cimetrix is pleased to announce Tech Tuesdays, a weekly blog post that will highlight some of the best techniques and practices, in order for you to get more out of the additive manufacturing process! This week we’ll be taking a look at part orientation, and how utilizing different orientations for the same […]

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3D Printing Sounds Great to Audiowings’ Wireless Headphone Design Team

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British product design house, Ignitec, has designed and manufactured a new generation of wireless headphones for the technology start-up and luxury goods company Audiowings, using its Stratasys 3D printing technology. Audiowings are luxury wireless headphones that sync with online music services, such as Spotify. Besides featuring a built-in storage system, the device also connects wirelessly […]

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3D Printing Helps Reconstruct a Young Boy’s Skull After Injury

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In 2007, medical DT3D representatives aided in the skull reconstruction of a 12-year-old boy who had been gravely injured in an accident. The challenge was not only to rebuild part of the skull, but for the placement to allow for the child’s continued growth. DT3D researcher Peter Yoshito Noritomi explained, “If we used a conventional […]

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Additive Manufacturing Reduces Design Time of Japanese Consumer Products

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With increasing pressure to get products to market faster, more and more companies shake off the shackles of traditional manufacturing processes and move to additive manufacturing. Take the example of Japanese consumer products company IRIS Ohyama, launching over 1,000 new products each year, including gardening tools, health care products, pet care items, home and office […]

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