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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.

Maximum Print Sizes for 3D Printed Parts

Maximum Print Sizes for 3D Printed Parts

We often receive questions from customers regarding the maximum size of a part that can be printed. It’s a great question and the answer depends entirely on the process you decided to use.

Understanding SLS Additive Manufacturing

Understanding SLS Additive Manufacturing

Selective Laser Sintering, or SLS, is an additive manufacturing process that uses a laser to fuse thin layers of nylon powder together to create parts.

FDM Mini-Guide

FDM Mini-Guide

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing process in which a machine precisely extrudes melted plastic filament to create a part.

Three Benefits of Urethane Casting

Three Benefits of Urethane Casting

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a start-up looking to beat your competitor to market, striking the right balance between high-quality, end-use parts and production lead-time can be a headache.