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    The Mainstreaming of Additive Manufacturing

    Jan. 25, 2024
    The shift from niche to mainstream depends on the growing proficiency among engineers in designing for additive manufacturing.
    Images courtesy of Lori Sanders/Harvard SEAS, source via Harvard’s Wyss Institute

    4D Printing: The Next Dimension of Advanced Manufacturing

    Jan. 4, 2024
    Researchers envisage 4D printing technology will have significant application potential for healthcare, automotive, aerospace and consumer industries. But what is it exactly? ...
    Courtesy Mayku

    Medical Device Maker Enhances its Packaging 3D Printing Workflow with a Benchtop Multiplier Pressure Former

    Dec. 8, 2023
    When its FDM process alone was inefficient for creating prototypes, Oertli 3D printed positive molds to serve as a thermoforming template for the Mayku Multiplier.
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    Universal Robots Unveils UR30: Relief for Heavy Lifting

    Nov. 30, 2023
    The UR30 is a cobot that will lift heavy payloads while maintaining a compact footprint in a collaborative setting.
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)

    Nov. 29, 2023
    Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis puts a tool in the back pocket by giving engineers the ability to catch design hiccups before they become a big deal.

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    Rising Demand for Medical Devices Fueling Market Growth

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Technological advancements and strategic collaborations propel the medical manufacturing market forward.
    Courtesy Dave Prezzano

    Q&A: Supply Chain Management with 3D Printing: Input from HP’s Dave Prezzano

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Advancements in 3D printing, automation, talent optimization and inventory management can help companies improve supply chain resiliency, enhance productivity and meet customer...
    Courtesy Protolabs

    Using Injection Molding to Design a “Smart” Wheelchair Fit for Family

    Sept. 25, 2023
    To robustly secure plastic housings for the wheelchair accessory, the part incorporated threaded metal inserts into molded plastic housings to improve strength.
    Courtesy Protolabs
    Before it even hits the factory floor, Industry 4.0 tools can ensure an efficient manufacturing journey.

    Five Considerations for Injection Molding Design

    Sept. 18, 2023
    Keeping moldability top of mind during the design process not only ensures that parts perform as intended, but can help save time and cut down on production costs.
    Today, many wearable devices, including valuable medical devices, are disposed of after use. New Branson unwelding technology offers a means of recovering and re-using valuable components.

    Patented Laser Welding Process Enables Closed-Loop Medical Device Recycling and Reduced Waste

    Sept. 14, 2023
    Device makers are taking increased interest in product designs and assembly that support closed-loop recycling. A Branson plastic welding process can safely and nondestructively...