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19 02, 2013

How has 3D Printing Technology Improved?

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The first 3D printers were created in the late 1970s, and were bulky, expensive and rather limited. As time passed, this early 3D printing technology has been improved upon, to the point where nearly anything can be created, from small rubber-like parts, to artistic sculptures. A variety of additive processes have been developed to make this [...]

19 02, 2013

Reduce Your Lead Time

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

When 3D printing technology was first created, it was used mainly for rapid prototyping, which in turn was developed to help companies significantly reduce their lead-time in developing products. Whether a company needs to test a part they plan on ordering, or they are still in the concept stages and want to see an innovative [...]

6 02, 2013

Nylon is Sturdy Enough to be Modified

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Many rapid prototyping services make their models out of material that may be strong and durable as long as the prototype is left unmodified, but fall to pieces if you attempt to alter them using tools. If you try to tap or drill your product, the vibrations usually cause the model to crack or flake [...]

6 02, 2013

Nylon Material Has a Long Lifespan

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In addition to making your rapid prototype versatile, nylon 12-equivalent material also has properties that allow your prototype to enjoy an impressively long lifespan. The amount of time that our nylon products remain strong and useable is so long that many companies are now ordering smaller pieces to be used as final products. By ordering [...]

6 02, 2013

Nylon Allows for Greater Detail

2016-03-08T19:59:18+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

So far you have read about how nylon 12-equivalent material makes your prototypes and models versatile and long lasting, but rapid prototype products created from our material also allow your models to exhibit finer details than many other materials. Creating prototypes from materials that are less expensive and more brittle means that parts that have [...]

6 02, 2013

The Role of CAD

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In order to create a 3D model or prototype, a special printer that is capable of printing 3D objects must be used. Sending 2D images to a 3D prototype printer won't work, so computer-aided design (CAD) must be used. CAD is simpler than it may sound. It simply means using a computer system to help [...]

6 02, 2013

Nylon Material Lends Versatility to 3D Prototypes

2016-03-08T20:05:40+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The most important part of any rapid prototype is the material it is made from. This principle is the same with pretty much anything; if a building is made from Styrofoam, it will not last nearly as long as one built from bricks. After vigorous testing over the years, nylon material that either is nylon [...]

6 02, 2013

Other Uses of CAD

2016-03-08T20:00:54+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Computer-aided design programs (CAD) can be used for more than creating designs that can be read and produced by 3D prototype printer machines. Whether it is used in tandem with other programs or alone, its uses are numerous and varied. When paired with other Digital Product Development tools such as Computer-aided engineering (CAE), photo realistic [...]

31 01, 2013

New Developments in 3D Printing

2016-03-08T20:07:54+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

As technology continues to race ahead, leaps are being made in the field of rapid prototyping and 3D printing as well. While the past few years have seen the technology move into the area of art and even food for the first time, now it is going even further. A Dutch architect named Janjapp Ruijssenaars [...]

31 01, 2013

Creating More Lifelike Models

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

In our last blog, we explained the technology used to create a basic 3D model or prototype. Taking that technology a step further allows for products to be printed in different colors with different levels of flexibility and resemblance to real life. Instead of laying down one type of resin in each layer, some 3D [...]