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Video: What Will It Look Like?

Video: What Will It Look Like?

Watch our new video to see distinct differences in 3D printing process finishes and resolutions to know what to expect for your custom part.

Video: Will It Melt?

Video: Will It Melt?

How much heat will it take?! Watch our latest challenge putting several of our 3D printing materials to the test.

Surface Finish Photo Gallery for 3D Printed Parts

Surface Finish Photo Gallery for 3D Printed Parts

Xometry offers a variety of materials for our many 3D Printing processes. To help you decide which process and finish is best for your part, check out our newly-created 3D Printing Surface Finish Gallery.

What the Media Leaves Out of Its 3D Printing Coverage

What the Media Leaves Out of Its 3D Printing Coverage

There’s an adage you often hear that “all publicity is good publicity,” and for the most part this has proved true for the 3D printing industry. But while media attention is helping to inspire tomorrow’s engineers, it’s created a distorted perception of the technology, one that’s limiting its true value.