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More Than Meets the Eye to Cobra’s 3D Printed Putter

Cobra Golf drew attention in November 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition putter with metal 3D printed head. What this club says about product development, reshoring manufacturing and the future of consumer goods.
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Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.
#supplychain #polymer

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Gantri’s 3D Printed Luxury Lighting Brings Designers Closer to Consumers

The San Francisco startup is changing designer lighting with a designer-forward online marketplace and just-in-time delivery enabled by 3D printing.
#polymer

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What Do These Flip Flops Say About Manufacturing's Future?: The Cool Parts Show S3E5

These 3D printed flip-flops are an example of mass customization, but they also hint at manufacturing's more sustainable, circular future. Find out why in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#coolparts #polymer #sustainability

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How 3D Printing Changes Products in the Circular Economy (Video #4)

3D printing makes possible new and different consumer goods, but also changes the buyer's relationship to those goods. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability #video

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Retraction Footwear Is the Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Future

Retraction Footwear offers a new way of buying flip-flops that are made to suit each customer. But the company also represents a new way of thinking about production, in a circular economy loop that encompasses material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life.
#sustainability #polymer

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Parametric Design and 3D Printing Deliver Custom, Sustainably Manufactured Furniture

Model No. operates at the intersection of technology and design. Its custom furniture is made on demand through a combination of proprietary large-format 3D printers, sustainable materials and a sleek online storefront.
#polymer #sustainability

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Shoe Manufacturing at Flowbuilt Is Reshored and Reimagined

The shoe store of the future is more like a digitized tailor’s shop than a warehouse. Flowbuilt Manufacturing is the flexible contract manufacturer that can serve this vision, using both 3D printing and injection molding.
#polymer #moldmaking

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The Future of Jewelry Manufacturing Is Custom, On Demand and Perfectly Sized

The Melvin sisters launched their startup, The Future of Jewelry, when they couldn’t find matching signet rings. Now, customers can design exactly the ring they want, to be produced affordably through 3D printing and/or lost wax casting.
#polymer #casting

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From Idea to PPE Product in 10 Days: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Fitz Frames' custom 3D printed glasses have turned out to be a launch point for an item of personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the fight against COVID-19.
#polymer #coolparts #video

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The Foot Measurement System That Allows for Mass Customized Insoles

Aetrex’s Albert scanner is an example of how advances in measurement technology aid 3D printing in realizing its promise.
#polymer

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These 3D Printed Glasses Are Designed to “Solve” Kids’ Eyewear

Glasses work, but both the product and purchase experience could be made better. Fitz Frames aims to help, with custom glasses featuring 3D printed frames manufactured in Youngstown, Ohio. 
#polymer

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Additive Manufacturing and Measurement Interconnect — Each Enables the Other to Advance

Measurement aids AM and AM aids measurement. Recently posted articles describe how sensing and measurement make AM more capable, while AM delivers devices that are smarter because of sensing.
#measurement

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3D Printed Custom Glasses: The Cool Parts Show S2E2

Fitz Frames has reimagined glasses, from the frames to the ordering process. See how the company manufactures glasses customized to every face in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#polymer #coolparts #video

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HP Collaborates with Superfeet, New Balance on 3D Printed Insoles

HP has unveiled a collaboration with Superfeet and New Balance to produce individually customized 3D-printed insoles for consumers.

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Essentium, Vorum Partner to Deliver Additive Orthotics & Prosthetics Solution

Essentium and Vorum have partnered to deliver Essentium + Vorum, a 3D print solution for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) customers that will aid in the production of mass-customized O&P devices at speed and scale.

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Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.