Yearly Archives: 2013

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21 10, 2013

How are 3D Prototypes in Nylon cheaper?

October 21st, 2013|3D Prototyping|

The main reason that we are able to offer high quality rapid prototypes at such great prices lies in the process we use to create our models. The machines and processes used to create your order are able to directly print your prototypes from the CAD file you provide in durable, flexible nylon material or [...]

15 10, 2013

Questons to Ask When Comparing 3D Printing/Prototyping companies

October 15th, 2013|3D Prototyping|

There are many questions that need to be considered in choosing the 3D prototype company that you ultimately want to use for your rapid prototype products. Here are a few key ones that you shouldn't forget to ask during your search. Will the company you are considering be able to create and ship your order [...]

19 03, 2013

Save Time Then and Now

March 19th, 2013|3D Prototyping|

By ordering rapid prototype models for your products, whether they are only in the rougher planning stages or are near to being finalized, you save time in the future and immediately. 3D prototypes can help you save time in the long run because they dramatically reduce the amount of time you need to spend testing [...]

6 03, 2013

Tips for Being Prepared

March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

While there aren't many things that you need to provide in order for us to create a perfect 3D prototype for you, there are some very specific things that we need. Here is a short checklist to follow when preparing your 3D prototyping order: Regardless of whether you are ordering a modification for a project [...]

6 03, 2013

More Questions to Ask When Comparing 3D Prototype Companies

March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In our last blog, we discussed three important questions to consider when choosing a rapid prototype company to fulfill your 3D prototype needs. Here are some more important questions to add to that list and to ask when you are shopping around. Is the company quoting in the same currency that you use? For instance, [...]

6 03, 2013

Canadian Artist uses 3D Printing to Bring her Concept to Life

March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

With the help of 3D Printing, Canadian Artist Carmen Hathaway of Abenaki Artworks is taking her artistry to a whole new level! Carmen first contacted 3D Prototype Design with a cool idea she wanted to bring to life using her CAD file and our SLS 3D printing technology. You can see the results of her [...]

25 02, 2013

Personalize 3D Printing

February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In our last blog, we discussed a new 3D printing technology innovation, the 3Doodler pen, which allows you to create 3-dimensional drawings and models. If your model needs to be a little more solid though, a 3D prototype is in order. Even if your prototype needs to be created by a larger machine, you don't [...]

25 02, 2013

Selective Laser Sintering

February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

One of the main technologies used in our rapid prototype machines is selective laser sintering, or SLS. While there are many 3D printing methods that are currently available, SLS is the one that 3D Prototype prefers, and here's why. SLS offers products that are closest to the original model, making it a slightly more precise [...]

25 02, 2013

Innovation With 3D Printing Technology

February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

3D printing has been put to many innovative uses over the past several years, including being used to create artistic sculptures and even a house. Most recently though, the technology was personalized by a team at the Artisans Asylum in Boston and miniaturized to create the 3Doodler pen. The new 3D pen uses ABS Plastic, [...]

19 02, 2013

The Next Frontier in 3D Prototyping

February 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

While 3D printing technology has been improved, beyond what was initially imagined, there is still room for improvement. The prototypes that are being printed are strong, flexible, durable and intricate, but they are still printed at a speed that is relatively slow. While parts can be created that are durable enough to be used as [...]