What Are Jigs and Fixtures? Jigs and fixtures are two of the most common types of tooling used during fabrication. They are often confused and used synonymously with one another, but there are some subtle, but distinct differences between the two. Both are important in the production system to achieve high throughput rates, high quality […]
Jigs and fixtures are critical tooling items in countless production systems. They allow for higher output levels and more repeatable first-time quality, all while lessening the amount of labor hours required to complete a task. The main drawback to jigs and fixtures is the cost for the initial fabrication and the lead time to receive […]
Carbon Fiber is a premium composite 3D printing material that has impressive mechanical and thermal properties. These physical properties combined with the increased design freedom that 3D printing offers makes carbon fiber an excellent choice for many functional and end-use applications. We have broken down the 5 most important reasons that you should be using […]
What is 3D Printing? 3D Printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, is a group of technologies that utilize the concept of “adding” consecutive layers of material until a fully formed, 3D product is created. There are a number of methods, materials, and applications surrounding 3D printing and we have created the ultimate guide to help […]
What happens when you combine a technology that has been tried and tested for centuries with one that has just emerged in the last few decades? The answer seems to point more and more to increased cost savings, faster lead times and new design possibilities. Investment casting has been in use for centuries and 3D […]
3D printed prosthesis can have a real impact on amputee patients by lowering the cost to obtain one, radically changing the lives of amputees all around the world. Shoe companies typically must make the sole of the shoe out of multiple materials, which are then bonded together to allow for the proper cushion and firmness […]
3D printing has opened the door to virtually unlimited applications that are changing people’s lives and how businesses do business all around the world. We have compiled a list of 9 industries that stand to benefit a tremendous amount from the future of 3D printing.