Utilizing PolyJet Technology for Injection Molding

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Injection molding — the process of injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity — is one of the world’s most popular manufacturing processes. It is best used to mass-produce highly accurate, and often complex, end-use parts. 3D printing is commonly used to build prototype […]

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McGill Robotics Overcomes Design Hurdles with 3D Printing

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Bringing together over 100 students from more than a dozen university disciplines, the McGill Robotics team is ready for their next competition. Being veterans of robotics contests sponsored by NASA, which focused on designs for aerospace, the 2014 McGill Robotics team is taking on a new challenge: an underwater robot (an autonomous underwater vehicle) named […]

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Auto-Follow Sports Drone Flies With Stratasys 3D Printing

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Extreme sports enthusiasts will never miss a flip, turn, or jump again with the new AirDog and AirLeash products from Helico Aerospace Industries, based in Latvia. The AirDog is a programmable “quadcopter” drone that works with the AirLeash (a remote tracker worn on the wrist) to follow you while you are surfing, snowboarding, or biking. […]

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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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