3D Printing & CAD
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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.
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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? ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...