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How an Integrated Smart Factory 3D Rapid Prototyping Service Can Accelerate Manufacturing

By Smart Factory Team / April 29, 2022

Historically, 3D printing has long held a close association with rapid prototyping. When 3D printers first entered the market in the early 1980s, companies primarily used them as rapid prototyping…

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DLP vs. LCD 3D Printer: Comparison Guide

By Smart Factory Team / April 28, 2022

Advancements in 3D printing, along with product complexity and different types of available processes have made it challenging to select the right 3D printer for high-volume manufacturing. Digital Light Processing (DLP) and LCD are two commonly implemented resin-based 3D printing technologies. The following compares DLP vs. LCD 3D printers, their unique features, and the subtle differences.

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CNC vs. 3D Printing: Buying, Making, or Outsourcing Machined Jigs and Fixtures

By Smart Factory Team / March 29, 2022

Jigs and fixtures are ubiquitous in the manufacturing world. From aerospace engineering to consumer goods production, jigs and fixtures help companies improve their daily operations. Machinists use jigs to guide…

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Incorporating Additive Manufacturing Techniques: Pros and Cons

By Hardware Team / March 15, 2022

Manufacturers should consider the advantages and disadvantages of moving to an all-additive manufacturing model because a hybrid approach offers numerous benefits. This article will weigh the pros and cons to clarify that choice.

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Understanding Seven Types of Additive Manufacturing

By Smart Factory Team / January 25, 2022

Additive manufacturing, or high-volume 3D printing, utilizes multiple production lines to produce a wide range of products. By opting for a hybrid or fully additive manufacturing approach, companies can transform…

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3D Printing Dental Trends that Upgrade Your Practice

By Dental Team / January 6, 2022

3D printing solutions enable dental practitioners to realize the benefits of digital dentistry, including improving patient experience, more comfortable device fit, and faster turnaround times. The accuracy, strength, and speed…

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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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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…

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High Volume Manufacturing Process with 3D Printing: Pros and Cons

By Smart Factory Team / December 9, 2021

There are multiple ways to take advantage of 3D printing, such as leveraging a smart factory for on-demand production, augmenting traditional processes, and building dedicated 3D printing lines for an agile manufacturing model. With advantages and disadvantages for each option, companies need to consider several factors when using 3D printing for high-volume manufacturing processes.

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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…

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