Custom 3D Parts

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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  A creative solution was originally made using a Makerbot to test print a few Ethernet wire organizers.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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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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Streamline Machining

In just over two years, Markforged has expanded their 3D printers into the manufacturing environment, helping businesses increase capabilities, decrease time, save money and streamline machining processes.  In our most recent post, Determining the Value of 3D Printing, we broke down the concept of pricing comparison between 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding to better exemplify the types of savings that can be achieved with 3D printing. One company that works with Markforged 3D printers, decided to test the abilities [...]

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