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On-Demand Webinar: Xometry's Top Questions of 2019—Answered

On-Demand Webinar: Xometry's Top Questions of 2019—Answered

In this on-demand webinar, a panel of Xometry engineers discuss the top questions Xometry received about its services in 2019. These include questions about NDAs, quality control, and specific project tips on designing parts for machining, additive, injection molding, urethane casting, and sheet metal fabrication.

The X-Tiles Video Series: Anodized Aluminum and More

The X-Tiles Video Series: Anodized Aluminum and More

Watch part 5 of our video series, the X-Tiles, to help you distinguish between the most common CNC machining post-finishing, including standard and hardcoat anodize, E-Nickel plating, and chem chromate conversion coatings.

eBook: Injection Molding Principles

eBook: Injection Molding Principles

We've compiled our best design tips into this ebook to help you understand the injection molding process, important design-for-manufacturability considerations, and what injection molding services Xometry offers.

The X-Tiles Video Series: CNC Machined Metal Finishes

The X-Tiles Video Series: CNC Machined Metal Finishes

Watch part 4 of our video series, the X-Tiles, to help you distinguish between Xometry's 25+ CNC machining metal finishes—including common finishes, "clear" finishes, and conductive finishes—and choose the best finish for your project.

The Best CNC Materials for the Medical Device Industry

The Best CNC Materials for the Medical Device Industry

The medical device industry covers an enormous line of products, but even so, there are often overlapping material requirements between applications. Learn about medical industry materials that offer low moisture, high heat-resistance, low corrosion, high hardness, and more.