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Bring an Idea to Market Using SLS 3D Printing

Bring an Idea to Market Using SLS 3D Printing

From product development rookie to budding entrepreneur, Kody Henry shares his story of how he used Xometry’s SLS 3D printing service to help bring his unique pet bowl idea to market.

What is SLS 3D Printing?

What is SLS 3D Printing?

From prototypes to end-use parts, industrial 3D printing gives companies of any size the ability to produce parts on-demand.

Why Hardware Startups are Turning to 3D Printing

Why Hardware Startups are Turning to 3D Printing

The number of U.S. hardware startups is rapidly increasing. According to The Wall Street Journal, in 2013, some $848 million was invested in hardware startups in the United States alone.

Using 3D Printing for Flow Mapping

Using 3D Printing for Flow Mapping

Graduate students at the University of Maryland have used 3D Printing to solve an important problem in fluid dynamics for the Air Force.

The Advantages of Additive Manufacturing

The Advantages of Additive Manufacturing

Because computer models and designs can be effortlessly transported electronically or even shared for download on the Internet, additive manufacturing allows businesses to quickly and cost effectively develop functional prototypes for product testing or even run a limited production line without having to worry about line limits and minimums while also allowing quick modifications when necessary.