Xometry Video Hub

 

At Xometry, we believe in the power of video to inform, educate, and entertain. That’s why we use our YouTube channel to produce and share video content covering expert engineering tips, experiments, design challenges, and more.

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About XometryEngineering Experiments ("Will It" Series)Manufacturability TipsWebinar RecordingsJust for Fun


 

About Xometry

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Xometry: Revitalizing American Manufacturing

Xometry is using Machine Learning technology to revitalize American manufacturing by seamlessly connecting a network of 800-strong local manufacturing facilities across America to over 8,000 enterprise customers including 32% of the Fortune 500. See how a local machine shop in Pennsylvania can reach major companies like NASA, General Electric, and BMW.

Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠

Explore key features and benefits of Xometry's Instant Quoting Engine℠: instant pricing, lead times, and manufacturability feedback; simple part uploads and revision management; individual and bulk modification of part attributes; specification of certifications and inspection requirements; and more.

Getting Started with Xometry's SOLIDWORKS Add-In

With Xometry, it’s incredibly easy to get an instant quote. Now we’re making it even easier. We’re excited to announce our free Xometry Add-In for SOLIDWORKS!

  • Seamless instant quoting
  • Instantly price your design in one integrated CAD workspace
  • Feedback on how to best make your parts
  • Order your parts with one click

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Engineering Experiments ("Will It" Series)

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Will It Melt? 3D Printing Heat Resistance Test

How much heat will different 3D printed materials withstand?! Xometry's Director of Project Engineering, Greg Paulsen, tests the heat resistance of 3D Printed parts made with Veroclear, ASA, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Ultem 9085, Ultem 1010 and PPSF. Watch out latest challenge and find out how each material measures up!

Will It Wrench? 3D Printing Torque Test

How much torque will different 3D printed materials withstand?! Xometry's Director of Project Engineering, Greg Paulsen, tests the torque of 3D Printed parts made with ABS-M30, FDM Nylon 12, SLS Nylon 12, Polycarbonate, and Ultem 9085. Watch out latest challenge and find out how each material measures up!

Will It Fit? Designing for Mates in CNC Machining vs 3D Printing

In our latest video, Director of Applications Engineering, Greg Paulsen, compares machined and printed parts to see how they mate and shares best practices for designing your custom parts. How will the machined parts mate compared to various additive processes? Watch and find out!

Will It Break? Impact Resistance Test

Our Director of Project Engineering, Greg Paulsen, tests the impact resistance of FDM, SLS, & PolyJet parts to find out which parts hold up and which break under the pressure of our latest challenge!

What Will It Look Like? 3D Printing Process Comparison

Director of Applications Engineering, Greg Paulsen, compares the distinct differences in five 3D printing processes. We printed parts using the same CAD model to demonstrate each process's finish and resolution. Discover key takeaways for 3D printing practical applications and select the right process for your next project! Please note: Xometry no longer offers Metal Binder Jetting.

Will It Leak? 3D Printing Watertightness Test

Our Director of Project Engineering, Greg Paulsen, puts two 3D printing parts to the test to see which additive manufacturing process is best suited for liquid-tight applications: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Watch the video to see which part holds water!

How Will It Grow? Metal 3D Printing Support Structures (Part 1)

What causes metal 3D Printed parts to warp, distort, or have inconsistent features?! Watch our new video to see what factors create a successful DMLS part, and how to implement them for your next project.

How Will It Grow? Metal 3D Printing Support Structures (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our latest 3D printing video, Greg Paulsen, our Director of Applications Engineering, explores key design considerations for Metal 3D Printing.

Will It Break or Bounce? 3D Printed Lacrosse Balls

At Xometry, we offer dozens of 3D printed polymers that have their unique strengths and ideal applications, but polymers are generally known for their durability. We wanted to put that durability to the test with some high velocity impact! And sometimes the best way to do that….is by throwing stuff at a wall. See what happens when we did exactly that in this lacrosse balls-to-the-wall experiment.

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Manufacturability Tips

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What is SLS 3D Printing?

Selective Laser Sintering, or SLS, is an additive manufactured process that uses a laser to fuse thin layers of nylon powder to create parts. SLS technology is an incredibly robust form of manufacturing. Parts can be built unsupported and built not only in the x- and y-axis, but also on the z-axis.

Top Ways to Save on CNC Machining

You don't have to sacrifice part performance or machining manufacturability to make your CNC Machined parts more cost-effective. Xometry CNC Applications Engineer, Tim Bowman, has pulled from over 25 years of CNC Machining experience to compile his top recommendations on how to reduce the cost of CNC Machined components. Learn our best tips on making your CNC Machined parts more cost-effective!

7 Ways to Save on Injection Molding

Injection Molding is the number one way to make plastic parts in mass production. Our industry expert Travis Minyard has over 20 years of experience in the Injection Molding field, and he's collected his 7 best design practices on how to get the most out of Injection Molding.

Leveraging the 3D Printing Complexity Paradox

Learn how to optimize part designs to save time and money while creating geometrically 'impossible' or complex parts. We'll discuss how to make 3D Printing a cost-effective, viable alternative to subtractive manufacturing.

Quick Tips: 3D Printed Surfaces

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of 3D Printed surface finishes.

Quick Tips: CNC Machining & Turning

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of CNC Machining.

Quick Tips: Metal 3D Printing

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of metal 3D Printing. Please note: Xometry no longer offers Metal Binder Jetting.

Quick Tips: SLS 3D Printing

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of SLS 3D Printing.

Quick Tips: Sheet Metal

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Quick Tips: 3D Printing Materials

Xometry's Director of Applications Engineering, Greg Paulsen, walks through some of the material options Xometry offers as part of its 3D Printing services. Please note: Xometry no longer offers Metal Binder Jetting.

Quick Tips: Urethane Casting

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of Urethane Casting.

Quick Tips: PolyJet 3D Printing

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of PolyJet 3D Printing.

Quick Tips: FDM 3D Printing

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, gives a brief overview of FDM 3D Printing.

Quick Tips: Food Safe?

Greg Paulsen, Director of Project Engineering at Xometry, discusses which materials can be sterilized and whether or not those materials can be classified as "food safe."

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Webinar Recordings

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Selecting the Right Injection Molding Material

When you have the perfect Injection Molding design, you want to make sure it's manufactured in the most ideal material for its end-use, based on temperature resistance, tensile strength, and more. In this on-demand webinar, Injection Molding experts Greg Paulsen and Travis Minyard share our top guidelines on how to select Injection Molding materials.

Faster Quoting, Directly in SOLIDWORKS

Our newest SOLIDWORKS Add-In is our fastest yet! Along with major speed improvements, we are also adding comprehensive inspection options and DFM visualization on the model. This on-demand webinar includes a live demo of the newest update and how to make your work more efficient.

Should You Take 3D Printing to Production?

Industrial additive manufacturing (3D Printing) has the ability to scale from one-offs to large quantities of parts. In this 60-minute deep dive, we uncover misconceptions on 3D Printing and why additive manufacturing is a viable option for final production.

AMA with the Applications Team

Our all-star Applications team walked through the new features of the Xometry instant quoting platform, plus new materials and processes. Check out our Q&A time where professionals from all types of industries asked our highly experienced experts what manufacturing process is right for their custom parts - view our webinar recording to get a competitive edge in 2018!

Master Lightning-Fast Quoting

Instantly quoting your CAD files can lead to improved part manufacturability, faster prototyping cycles, and increased industrial capabilities, all without buying a single machine. But how do you get started? Learn how to get a competitive edge in 2018 from industry expert Greg Paulsen!

Injection Molding with Xometry

In-house experts Greg Paulsen and Travis Minyard cover everything you need to know about Injection Molding, to optimize your designs and reduce unnecessary costs and time to market!

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Just for Fun

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Meet Xoe, Our Quoting Voice Assistant

Introducing Xoe. Simply describe your 3D design file to Xoe and she will instantly tell you the quote and lead times. Verbally. Available in any language, as long as it's English.

Introducing: New Materials

Start quoting today in Artisanal Whittling with many available materials, including Mahogany and Random Twig, through April 1st!

Manufacturing with Organic Materials

Stop quoting the old fashioned way. Get instant quoting and manufacturability feedback with Xometry!