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How to move from 3D printing to injection molding

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Additive manufacturing has a firm place in product development, but how and when do you transition from 3D printing to molding? Jean Thilmany, Proto Labs Call it 3D…

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Medical-grade liquid silicone rubber

Monday, May 4, 2015

Proto Labs Inc. introduced medical-grade liquid silicone rubber (LSR) material to its quick-turn injection molding capabilities. The rapid manufacturing company now offers Dow Corning QP1-250 moldable silicone in…

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3D printing is helping engineers create a smart earplug sleep aid

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The wearable device market is exploding. One type of wearable product focuses on collecting data on your sleep, but that’s about all it does–collect data. Thus, there’s a…

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Low-Alloy steel for Metal Injection Molding

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Product designers and engineers can now get injection-molded low-alloy steel prototypes and low-volume production parts at rapid manufacturer Proto Labs, Inc. The company has added two nickel steel…

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Optical LSR is a transparent, flexible thermoset material that is replacing glass in many optical applications.

Optical liquid silicone rubber introduced at Proto Labs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Injection-molded optical LSR shines new light into product development possibilities Rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturer Proto Labs, Inc. has added optical-grade liquid silicone rubber (LSR) to its existing…

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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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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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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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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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