Product Design Blog

Rapid prototyping process selection

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...

Hybrid Manufacturing

Hybrid Manufacturing is a process in which additive manufacturing and conventional subtractive manufacturing technologies are combined and used together within a single setup to create a part

Thermal camera teardown – product design evaluation

In our first product teardown and product design evaluation, we take apart a handheld thermal camera manufactured by SEEK thermal. It is a low to mid-range camera targeted towards...

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...

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)....

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...