The level of understanding regarding the benefits and capabilities of additive manufacturing ranges all over the place. If you have not been immersed in this industry for the last 30 years, you might have a few questions. In the tradition of the … [Read more...] about Is additive manufacturing for you?
Yesterday’s manufacturing jobs required mostly strength with some tasks requiring specialized smarts. Today, robots handle these tasks and processes. Human interaction has evolved to analysis and problem solving—finding ways to make manufacturing … [Read more...] about When will manufacturing be “cool” again?
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 for and against. Kip Hanson, Contributing writer Additive manufacturing, also known … [Read more...] about 3D printing versus injection molding
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 elderly and children. An innovative developer of respiratory therapy systems decided … [Read more...] about Injection molding helps make healing fun
Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer has appointed a new President and CEO, Victoria M. Holt. Bradley A. Cleveland, who helped shape Proto Labs into the company it is today and developed it … [Read more...] about Interview with the new CEO of Proto Labs
Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, announces the availability of several additional metals through its Firstcut CNC machining service. Beginning today, customers can upload their 3D CAD … [Read more...] about More materials available for Proto Labs Firstcut Machining Service
For those of you who love your beer and wine, but would like more attentive service, this latest Cool Idea! winner is for you. iPourIt allows patrons to pour their own draft beer and wine on tap while keeping tabs on the ounces poured. This new … [Read more...] about Proto Labs awards Cool Idea! to new beer/wine distribution system
Jeff Gibboney's design, the QuadShot remote controlled drone plane, won Proto Labs Cool Idea Award. Jeff discusses some of the things he learned from his experience using injection molding to prototype his drone. Jeff has more research experience … [Read more...] about Engineering tips on injection molding an RC Drone
If you’ve ever been curious about how Proto Labs handles its subtractive manufacturing or rapid injection molding offerings, check out this virtual tour of its facilities. The new website gives everyone the opportunity for an insider’s look at the … [Read more...] about Take a tour of Proto Labs
Acetal is a high-performance engineering polymer often used for parts that would otherwise be made of metal. Chosen for its distinct characteristics, it is widely used in both machining and injection molding. There are two types of acetal. … [Read more...] about Material Matters: Acetal