As OTTO, maker of precision controls and communication devices, celebrated its 50th anniversary, it tested a new capability: in-house rapid prototyping on a Fortus 3D Production System. OTTO can design, test and manufacture devices for its demanding military, public…

The following post came to us from guest blogger Bonnie Meyer, senior applications engineer. As I put the finishing touches on next week’s Accuracy Myths webinar, in which I aim to end confusion between resolution and accuracy, I thought I’d…

The Pentagon Deploys DDM

A recent Defense News article confirms it: The Pentagon is embracing direct digital manufacturing (DDM).  It makes sense. Although the stakes are much higher in defense than other fields — lives and missions rather than jobs and profits — the…

Wanting to get new products to market faster, but faced with a bottleneck in first-article inspection, Oreck Corporation found a new use for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Oreck, which manufactures lightweight cleaning products, uses a coordinate-measuring machine to inspect…

FDM Robot mockup helps astronauts train

Deploying a robot in space takes preparation. To help astronauts train to use Robonaut 2 (R2), a humanoid helper, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on its final flight, engineers used RedEye On Demand’s rapid prototyping service to create a full-scale, high-fidelity mockup….

When your corporate philosophy is to strive for 100% confidence in product functionality, lead time and expenses could prove astronomical if the right technology systems are not in place. Akaishi, of Shizuoka, Japan, develops several lines of correctional footwear as well…

A cost reduction of 86%, coupled with 41% faster turn-around time are just two of the reasons Tape Wrangler, a Michigan-based company, is more than pleased with their in-house Dimension 3D printer. As a producer of specialty hardware products,…

September highlights

As fall kicked into high gear, students and teachers sharpened pencils and revved up their 3D printers. Find out how one Minnesota middle school added heft to its pre-engineering curriculum with the Dimension uPrint Personal 3D Printer. Read more.Those kids…