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Markforged 3D printers have gained a reputation as being versatile, and that versatility extends further than most people realize. That is why we made an unboxing video of the Markforged sample kit, which showcases the variety of uses and materials already available. That includes threaded components, fiberglass, carbon fiber reinforced Onyx, and even metal – all to the exact specifications demanded by the job. The final printed products have a default resolution of up to 100 microns for a smooth finish. Watch [...]

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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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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  A creative solution was originally made using a Makerbot to test print a few Ethernet wire organizers.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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New Automatic Rotation Features

New features to Eiger cloud based software will improve the overall printing process for users.  The cloud based Eiger software keeps getting better, to enhance part orientation with automatic rotation. This feature allows users to automatically or manually rotate the part while Eiger updates the Euler angles to accommodate for the rotation. What is automatic rotation? When you select automatic rotation you enable your part to lie flat against the print bed, so long as the geometry allows. Once the [...]

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Robotics Industries Discover 3D Printing Advantages

Industry continuously looks for ways to improve processes, save money and decrease manufacturing and design and development cycle time. Robotics are used in many industries for various applications across the world. NASA uses robots for exploration and they require specific materials that will handle different environments. In education, students in robotics classes build robots using PLA and ABS, but the parts are too brittle and fall apart easily.  Building robots require customizable parts that will be able to withstand abrasion [...]

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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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