An introduction to MEMS

What is MEMS ? MEMS stands for microelectromechanical system. It is also known by other affiliated names such as...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Manufacturing Processes knowledge survey

Manufacturing Processes knowledge survey The selection of a suitable manufacturing process often involves considering the complex interaction between the characteristics of the design requirements, material,...

Pros & Cons of Sand Casting

Sand casting is the most widely used metal casting process accounting for a major percentage of total cast in weight. To be able to understand any manufacturing process, first careful consideration must be given not only for its advantages but importantly for its potential limitations and process difficulties.

Engineering Product Design

Engineering product design combines creativeness, technical design skills, engineering science and analysis to create products to satisfy functional requirement of an end user. The nature...

DMLS/3D printed parts

Recently I had an opportunity to review some 3D printed parts made by Protolabs and I was pleasantly surprised by their quality and complexity. Parts shown...

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