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PTI offers the hybrid Lumex Avance-25 for additive manufacturing needs

Monday, February 2, 2015

One concern a number of engineers have about additive manufacturing and 3D printing is the finishing process. How can this process be made simpler and easier? In the…

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Stratasys 3D Printed injection mold for Domestos rim blockv1

3d printing injection molds slashes prototype lead time by 40%

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever, has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing…

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Cast titanium upright by Kepler Motors

Hypercar used 3D printing for investment casting of titanium uprights

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks set his sights on producing a supercar like no other, he was determined to incorporate state-of-the-art automotive engineering and applied science…

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Wearable power charger gets to market faster with injection molding

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Young innovators are discovering interesting ways to power wearable devices. This latest invention, AMPY, is a winner of Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Not only can it give…

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3D printed injection mold for a diaphragm being removed from the Stratasys Objet350 Connex Multi-material 3D Printer

How to create molds in less than 24 hours with 3D printing

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Whale, a leading manufacturer of water and heating systems for mobile applications, has slashed its lead times for the production of injection mold tools for prototype parts by…

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Thruster-100 Cool Idea winner

Innovative thruster wins a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

For engineer and BlueRobotics co- founder, Rustom Jehangir, the problem was expensive thrusters. Specifically, thrusters used to remotely operate underwater vehicles and small surface vessels for aquatic exploration.  Jehangir…

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Proto Labs to launch liquid silicone rubber injection molding process

Thursday, March 20, 2014

At BIOMEDevice Boston at the Boston Convention & Expo Center, March 26-27, 2014, Proto Labs will announce that their liquid silicone rubber injection molding process is available through…

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Jump start your innovation with the Cool Idea Awards program

Monday, December 30, 2013

Do you have a great idea but are not sure where to begin? Then check out the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award program. Over the past years, this…

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Protomold offers a number of different materials that possess varying degrees of strength, flexibility, resistance, lubricity and other benefits.

Selecting the right materials for your parts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

There are more than 85,000 commercial options for plastic materials listed in materials databases, and within those, there are 45 polymer families which can be broadly classified into…

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The complete chemical testing system connected to a laptop for analysis on OndaVia's
proprietary software

Going from design, to testing, to market–fast

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Whether for in home use or in thousands of industrial processes, water touches almost everything we do largely because, as Mark Peterman, CEO of OndaVia, Inc. pointed out,…

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