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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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Additive manufacturing helps build a system that blends multiple solar technologies

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A debate is going on in the additive manufacturing and manufacturing world, with some proponents pushing for the elimination of traditional manufacturing methods (such as CNCs and injection…

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Get the latest 3D printing developments at the AMUG and RAPID Conferencess

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For the professional user of additive manufacturing systems, there are two key conferences. This year, the first one up is The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education &…

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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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Additive manufacturing–your way

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It looks like Stratasys is also working on increasing the efficiency of design to 3D print experience. It has developed a customer-focused Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem designed to help…

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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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