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3D printing and injection molding: Behind the making of a compact drone

Friday, March 18, 2016

Listen in as two aerospace engineers (who sound alike because they are twins) describe how they developed the Sprite, a small, durable drone that collapses to the size…

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There are compelling reasons to stick with a tried-and-true rapid injection molding process. The finish is usually better because 3D printing often creates a stair-step effect. Part size is often limited in 3D printing. And molds often must withstand temperatures to 500 F.

3D printing versus injection molding

Monday, March 14, 2016

Many 3D printing proponents say 3D printing is a great alternative to injection molding for your mold needs. But is it really? Here’s a look at the arguments…

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Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Friday, February 19, 2016

By Denny Scher Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to…

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Compact drone wins Proto Labs’ Cool Idea! award

Monday, December 14, 2015

Small in size, the Sprite drone offers alternative to larger quadcopter drones The developers of the Sprite, a small, durable drone that offers an alternative to larger, generally…

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Injection molding helps make healing fun

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As most health care practitioners know, getting a patient to follow directions is often the hardest task, especially when you are working with such age groups as the…

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Proto Labs launches rapid Magnesium injection molding service

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Proto Labs, Inc. introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. This injection molding process helps engineers prototype using the same materials and processes used for…

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Albright Technologies adds silicone injection molding

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Albright Technologies announced the introduction of liquid silicone injection molding services for prototype and low volume production purposes. Albright recently acquired several injection molding presses for its operation….

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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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