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Introducing Onyx the Penguin, DPC’s New Mascot

We’ve had a busy year here at Design Products Company, as has the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) industries. In 2016, the AM industry grew nearly 26% over 2015, and analysts expect 2017 could grow even more. Markforged also had a huge year with its launch of two new carbon fiber-capable 3D printers, the X3 and X5 (both of which we carry in our Newington, CT showroom, by the way). And that’s not all. Last month, Markforged closed a [...]

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Onyx 3d printed paddle shifter, carbon fiber, markforged, 3d printed, custom

Customized Paddle Shifters

Automotive mechanics and racing fanatics are continuously trying to find ways to leverage technology to develop parts in an efficient way that will save money and minimize time. As many car enthusiasts and road racers know, paddle shifters are located on directly behind the steering while for easy shifting on Dual Clutch Transmission cars.  For most cars, these paddle shifters are small and difficult for racers to use when concentrating on maneuvering around bends. Most common paddle shifter size. On [...]

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Innovative Part: Ethernet Organizer

Innovative Designs and Parts introduces the Ethernet Organizer.  This month, we have the part concept of Ethernet organizer from Geza Czako, the founder of Any IT Services. He works with small businesses, helping them design and maintains their servers, computers, and networks. Network cabling can easily become a mess of cords.  A creative solution was originally made using a Makerbot to test print a few Ethernet wire organizers. After reviewing the finish it was determined that printing a bunch of them in [...]

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3D printed robotics - saves time and money

3D Printing Yields 95% Cost Savings

Carbon fiber printed parts contain the properties to replace machined parts, decrease time to market and save money overall in designing and production. 3D printing industry has spent years developing software and hardware combinations to maximize solutions for businesses. The engineers at Markforged designed their 3D printers with the capabilities and properties for easy fabrication of tooling, fixture and manufacturing devices for efficient production workflow. Many manufacturers come across difficult and time consuming means of fabricating these essential jigs for production. By integrating [...]

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3D Printed Prosthetics

“If you can think it, you can make it” – that is basically how 3D printing works.  It starts with a thought that leads to a design and the printer does the rest.  What used to be complicated and require excessive prototyping time, can now be produced at a fraction of the time and cost.  Prosthetics are very unique to each individual; with 3D printing technology unique geometries can be easily achieved faster than ever. Students at Auburn University used [...]

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Decrease Print Time: Designing

The most common issue with Additive Manufacturing is the printing time compared to subtractive manufacturing (rapid machining).  While AM saves time in the long run (especially in situations where specialized prototyping or significant machining time are required), subtractive manufacturing has been known to be faster in some situations with proper resources.  There are several strategies that users can put in place to improve their print time without altering the print quality. In this post, we will go over what adds [...]

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Battle bots in action

3D Printing Battle Bot Victory

Battle bots use an enormous amount of unique parts to maintain specific weight requirements and toughness. It’s often complex for bot designers to attain parts like these without spending a lot of money.  With the Markforged Enterprise 3D printer, this is easily achievable.  In combat bot competitions 3D printing onyx, carbon fiber and kevlar proved to be very successful for designers.  It was easy for them to print, test and try again a number of times before perfecting their [...]

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Why 3D Printing is Suitable for Aerospace?

Aerospace, the leading industry in innovation and technology advancement, continuously looks for ways to manufacture quality engines, parts and propellers efficiently and cost effectively.  So long as Additive Manufacturing keeps up with these standards, the Aerospace industries can benefit greatly from it. Of course, like every industry, saving money and material is essential but without tampering with the quality and genuineness of the material. While traditional manufacturing methods are reliable and trustworthy, many 3D printing companies are making great strides [...]

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Markforged; An Industrial Revolution

Manufacturing Reinvented. Print stronger. Prototype faster. Innovation Accelerated. Revolutionary.    Markforged has taken 3D printing to an industrial revolutionary level.  Their latest rendition to their product lineup changes the 3D game entirely.  Introducing the Metal X, first ADAM 3D printer of its kind at a fraction of the cost. Producing metal parts will improve capabilities for automotive parts, engineers, manufacturers, machinists and medical industries. Create anything from industrial replacement parts to injection molding to working prototypes and functional end use parts. Technology includes: Build [...]

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Onyx Series

Addition to the Markforged Ecosystem, introducing the Onyx Series extruding chopped carbon fiber filament. Revolutionary material technology with properties unlike any other 3D printer material. Designed to handle tough manufacturing and engineering environments. High temperature resistance, dimensionally stable and exceptional surface finish quality.  The Onyx One The Onyx One includes a single print head, meaning there is no option for users to reinforce the parts, making it a perfect inexpensive printer for entry level users. Printing in Onyx creates some of the [...]

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