Prototyping

Drone Engine Replaces 13 Parts With 1: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Cobra Aero discovered an opportunity for redesign it might never have found without the COVID-19 interruption providing time for product development via 3D printing. The Cool Parts Show explores how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.

Protolabs Supports Coronavirus Fight with Parts for Testing and Ventilator Masks

Protolabs supports the frontline battle against Covid-19 with critical parts for testing and ventilator masks.

Need Parts? These Additive Manufacturers Are Ready to Help

Disrupted supply chains are just one more effect of the coronavirus pandemic. These 3D printing service providers are ready to help fill production gaps with parts, tooling and prototypes. 

How a Prototyping 3D Printer Became a Production 3D Printer

Boyce Technologies was already a leader in manufacturing communications devices, but 3D printing and a partnership with BigRep have helped it remain competitive—first through prototyping, and now in production.

What A Former Moldmaker Has Learned About AM: Leverage Simplicity and Let It Scale

The once-again independent Linear AMS is now more focused on additive manufacturing than ever before.

Webinar: Industrializing AM Through an End-to-End Process

Register now for our webinar on August 7 to learn how an integrated end-to-end additive manufacturing process is necessary for making the leap from low-volume prototyping to full industrial production with additive manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics 2019 Recap

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics, held during Amerimold 2019, offered a platform for industry experts and mold builders to discuss how AM can complement injection molding and what it takes to transition from prototyping to high-volume production.

3D-Printed Prototypes at Big Ass Fans: Iterate and Validate

3D printing is a common tool in product development, but for this fan manufacturer, it occupies two distinct steps in the process.

Update on Evolve: Ensuring Repeatability, Reliability and Speed for Scale Production

Engineering the machine and process to work as consistently as production hardware ought to perform is where the company says its efforts have been focused.

New Kimura U.S. Metal Casting Plant Relies Entirely on 3D Printing for Molds and Cores

Printing foundry molds and cores without hard tooling will speed leadtimes and make small quantities of castings affordable, the company says. Its proprietary process advances the detail and finish obtainable from casting using sand 3D printing.

Machine Shop Finds Opportunities with SLA 3D Printer

Adding a Form 2 desktop stereolithography 3D printer from Formlabs has enabled A&M Tool and Design to expedite workflows with 3D-printed prototypes, tooling and more.

This Company Is Pioneering Embedded Service as a Model for Delivering AM

PSMI manages ordering and inventory of tooling and MRO supplies for major manufacturers. Installing 3D printers within those customer sites offers an entirely different way to service this demand.

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