DMLS parts surface finish

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...
Metal Forging

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, life expectancy, user environment and cost. The quality...
Pros and Cons of Sand casting

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 of product design and development within engineering...

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 in fig.1 were manufactured using an Additive...