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Selecting a Rapid Prototyping Process

The success or failure of a prototype depends on your selection of rapid prototyping processes for the new product development. There are various ways in which engineering product design prototypes can...
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An introduction to MEMS

What is MEMS ? MEMS stands for microelectromechanical system. It is also known by other affiliated names such as microsystems technology (MST) or micromachines. MEMS is...

Sand casting design considerations

Design considerations for sand casting Sand casting is the most versatile among the manufacturing methods that enables to manufacture very detailed and complex parts from unlimited number of...
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Dot forming additive manufacturing technology

Employing Direct Energy Deposition (DED) method, Mitsubishi Electric corporation claims that they have developed a new method to produce high precision parts at high speeds.  This unique dot forming technology combines...

3D printing and Investment casting

Picture credit - google images When combined with each other, 3D printing, a latest manufacturing technique and investment casting, an oldest metal forming technique, can cut down development time and tooling cost...

3D printing Acronyms & Abbreviations

Subscribe below to download The ultimate guide to 3D printing: Acronyms, Abbreviations & Glossary. Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing is an exciting technology and is rapidly growing in popularity due...
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BMW 3D-prints bike chassis and iBMW roadster part

Figure 1. S1000RR sports bike chassis & swingarm (source:visordown) At its digital day in Mallorca, BMW boasted its S1000RR sports bike chassis made out of 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing). It was...
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Ferrari 488 Pista exhaust manifold

Recently Ferrari unveiled its 488 Pista at Geneva motor show (2018) in Switzerland as the best performing and most powerful V8 Ferrari model in its history. Ferrari press release in February boasts...
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Additive manufacturing process steps

How does Additive Manufacturing work? Additive manufacturing (AM), sometimes referred to as rapid prototyping or 3D printing are technologies that use successive layers of material to create 3D objects directly from a...
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DMLS Parts Review

After getting an introduction to Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) parts from Protolabs few months ago, I had the opportunity to use their DMLS 3D printing service recently on couple of aluminium alloy...