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Using Lattice Structures in Additive Manufacturing Software

By Materials Team / January 20, 2022

Additive manufacturing is increasingly leveraged for enhancing or improving product performance. Lattice structures are one common design technique. A lattice structure is a microarchitecture designed with a network of repeating crosshatch sections to create a specific pattern. Lattice structures are difficult to create with traditional manufacturing methods, making them unique to additive manufacturing. Using lattice…

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Choosing the Best 3D Printer for Dentistry

By Dental Team / December 28, 2021

Rapid prototyping with traditional methods requires tooling – just like volume production processes.Tooling slows down and adds cost to product development cycles. 3D printing provides an alternative prototyping production process that removes tooling constraints, giving product designers a flexible, on-demand option for product development and scaling.

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Rapid Prototyping and Tooling: 3D Printing Speeding up Product Manufacturing

By Smart Factory Team / December 23, 2021

Rapid prototyping with traditional methods requires tooling – just like volume production processes.Tooling slows down and adds cost to product development cycles. 3D printing provides an alternative prototyping production process that removes tooling constraints, giving product designers a flexible, on-demand option for product development and scaling.

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Understanding 3D Printing in Manufacturing

By Smart Factory Team / December 15, 2021

Defined as the construction of a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) or a digital 3D model, 3D printing or additive manufacturing is transforming the world as we know it. However, when we hear the term 3D printing, oftentimes the technology isn’t seen as a solution that has the ability to manufacture high volume…

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Top Seven Industries for Additive Manufacturing Applications

By Smart Factory Team / November 11, 2021

Additive manufacturing offers innovations, process improvements, and greater agility to many industries, including aerospace, dental, medical, and automotive. 3D printers are versatile and can produce complex or customized products. Manufacturers use 3D printers in different applications to accelerate innovation, production, or improve the quality of the final product. Here’s a brief overview of modern additive…

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3D Printing’s Role in Prototyping and Low-Volume Production

By Hardware Team / April 28, 2021

Advancements in 3D printing as a production solution are also enabling additive manufacturing for low volume production. With tightly integrated solutions including 3D printing machines, software, and materials, additive manufacturing is enabling more effective and efficient prototypes through production workflow as well as faster time to market.

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3 Low Volume Manufacturing Methods

By Smart Factory Team / March 23, 2021

Companies use a low-volume approach to test products in the market before high volume production or if the demand is small. Low volume options include injection molding, CNC milling, and 3D printing. Each low-volume manufacturing method has pros and cons and is best implemented for specific applications. Low Volume Manufacturing Method 1: Injection Molding Injection…

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Four Applications of Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing

By Smart Factory Team / March 11, 2021

3D printing has many rapid prototyping applications, allowing companies to accomplish more in less time without sacrificing product quality. Today’s 3D printing systems require no tooling and support a broad range of materials, so designers can enable rapid functional prototyping and make faster transitions to full-scale manufacturing.

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SLA vs. DLP 3D Printing

By Hardware Team / March 4, 2021

Today, the 3D printing field has advanced in accuracy, product complexity, and the number of available processes. Companies can scale the production of complex products to high volume using two processes: stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP).

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FDM vs. DLP 3D Printing

By Hardware Team / March 2, 2021

Two common 3D printing processes are fused deposition modeling (FDM) and digital light processing (DLP). Each of these 3D printing processes is best suited to specific product applications. Anyone interested in using 3D printing for their next product should understand the differences between FDM vs. DLP 3D printing. DLP processes and systems enable the manufacturing of products like dental appliances, medical devices, and footwear. With greater speed, better surface finishing, and isotropic material properties DLP may be a better choice for companies looking to decrease product development time, de-risk manufacturing operations, and create unique business models.

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