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Silicone Molding 2.0 – A New Pattern of Savings with Additive Manufacturing

Like many other manufacturing techniques, silicone molding is getting a 3D printing makeover with big resulting savings in production time and costs. Also known as Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV), silicone molding is a very efficient, economica … [Read More...]

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3D Printed Blow Molds Perfect for Short Run Packaging Production

Plastic packaging is a common part of everyday life: bottles; containers for foods, beverages, medicines and more fill our pantry shelves and recycling bins.  Thin-walled and hollow plastic bottles (later filled with the customer’s product) are made … [Read More...]

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Learn the 5 Ws of 3D Printing Your Own Jigs & Fixtures

If you’re looking to improve manufacturing productivity, efficiency and quality, this webinar is for you.  With additive manufacturing, jigs & fixtures, patterns and other assembly tools can be produced in just hours for a fraction of the cost of CNC … [Read More...]

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14-Foot Creature Roaring Into Comic-Con with Stratasys 3D Printing

What do you get when you combine the design genius of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  the creative mastery of Legacy Effects and Stratasys 3D printing? The answer of course is Bodock – the 14-foot walking-tal … [Read More...]

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3D Printing Offers a Giant Step for Short Run Injection Molds

This has to be one of the biggest (and most novel) innovations that 3D printing has to offer the world of traditional manufacturing - the ability to 3D print injection mold tools for short run injection molding. In the video example above, we show our mold tools 3D printed in Digital ABS material[Read More...]

New Tips on Mass Finishing for FDM Parts

I'm continually experimenting with advanced techniques for mass finishing batches of parts built with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology, and I plan to keep updating you as I make discoveries. I found it's possible to leave support on parts that have small interior pins or clips to protec … [Read More...]

You Can Mass Finish FDM Parts

For additive manufacturing applications where surface finish is important but volumes are too high for hand-finishing, I've long suspected that mass finishing would work. This time-tested method of polishing parts by the batch is traditionally used on metal components, so I set to work experimenting … [Read More...]