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Video: 3 Things You Need To Discuss With Your Molder

Video: 3 Things You Need To Discuss With Your Molder

In this Quick Tips video, Xometry Greg goes over the 3 things you should discuss with your molder to get highly functional and clean designs. This is the sequel to our video, "3 Essential Injection Molding Principles."

Ways to Save Money on CNC Prototypes

Ways to Save Money on CNC Prototypes

CNC prototypes give you high-function, tight tolerance components that are ready to go out-of-the-box. These tips will help you shave costs off your next project.

8 Ways to Create a Metal Part and Their Use Cases

8 Ways to Create a Metal Part and Their Use Cases

Engineers and designers need to understand a part’s materials, manufacturing processes, and use cases to determine appropriate methods for creating them. This is an overview of 8 different manufacturing processes you can utilize to create custom metal parts.

Selecting the Right Injection Molding Material

Selecting the Right Injection Molding Material

With over 30 injection molding materials to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which is best for your project. This article shows you how to narrow down your material options.

How to Choose the Right CNC Material for Your Part

How to Choose the Right CNC Material for Your Part

Regardless of your industry, choosing the right material is one of the most important components in determining the overall functionality and cost of your part. Here are some quick tips for choosing the right material.