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Video: Will It Vibe? 3D Printing Vibration Test

Video: Will It Vibe? 3D Printing Vibration Test

How much continuous vibration can nine 3D printed test samples withstand? Watch our latest engineering challenge to see whether certain 3D printed process and material combinations will vibe.

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.

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.

Video: Super-cooling Plastics for Better Precision Machining

Video: Super-cooling Plastics for Better Precision Machining

Xometry Director of Application Engineering Greg Paulsen recently spent a day at Xometry’s Quality Assurance Lab to check out the different inspection equipment. What he saw was a fascinating solution to the perils of machining plastics.