Tag - ONYX

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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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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Mark X Big Debut

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association) is an annual show, which features thousands of aftermarket automotive exhibits and takes place in Las Vegas Convention Center.  SEMA exhibits include but are not limited to; tire manufacturers, customer performance machine shops, celebrity appearance and so much more.  In 2013, SEMA celebrated their 50th Anniversary show and introduced the New Product Showcase to feature new equipment from a variety of industries.  At SEMA in 2016 the Mark X was introduced as an alternative method for [...]

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Why 3D Printing?

Often times we come in contact with people that question the validity of 3D printers, after working with Markforged and understanding the Mark Two better, we are able to give people better answers.  For those that are skeptics of what 3D printing can do for their business here are some frequently asked questions and answers that might help. If you work in the manufacturing, engineering or production industry, do you often work with either CNC machines?  Do you work with [...]

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Our Promotional Giveaway

Nothing annoys me more than a useless promotional giveaway. Why bother? We’ve all been to seminars, demonstrations, and product launches where you are given ‘something’ that will sit on your desk taking up space.  One day you realize that the product that was launched, when you were gifted with this exquisite little inconvenience, has long been discontinued, and finally, you throw the damned thing out. Promotional giveaways can be as useful, yet mundane as a branded pen, notepad, or USB [...]

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Stronger Alternative to ABS and PLA

Nylon, a stronger alternative to ABS and PLA printing. The stronger alternative to ABS and PLA printing.  For those who have printed using PLA (Polylactic Acid) relative strength, but mostly known for being the eco-friendliest plastic, however, most brittle. Printing in PLA is the most inexpensive way to go, but the quality matches the price.  Most prints cannot stand over 100 degrees and often during the printing process, PLA material is more likely to have inconsistencies due to its inability to withstand certain temperatures. Printing [...]

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