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Delrin part examples
Materials Science
28/01/2020

Delrin Material Properties Offer Strong, Versatile Plastic Alternative to Metal

Consider Delrin as an excellent plastic replacement for metal because of its strength, versatility.
By Protolabs
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Anodised Aluminium Handle Metal Part

A Tough Part – Anodised Aluminium

If you need to protect your aluminium part from a harsh working environment or even just add a decorative finish, then anodising could well be the answer.
By Matt Hatch
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Painting and finishing Protolabs

Protolabs: Secondary Services

Secondary services may be required to meet the process control, functional or cosmetic (typically branding or labelling) needs for a specific project. The necessity of these additional services are determined by that specific need.
By Matt Hatch
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CNC mill
Tech Tips
26/09/2018

6 Considerations for CNC Part Design

We take a look at the different CNC design considerations when designing parts for milling and turning processes which can accelerate production and reduce your costs.
By Saleem Shariff
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New materials to lift new ideas off the ground
Talking Technology
08/08/2018

New materials to lift new ideas off the ground

The aerospace industry reduces the weight of aircraft, while keeping manufacturing costs down.
By Stephen Dyson
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CNC Machining and 3D Printing – Friends or Foes
Thought leadership
25/07/2018

CNC Machining and 3D Printing – Friends or Foes?

3D printing and CNC machining - do they compete with or complement each other?
By Damian Hennessey
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Hybrid technology combines 3D printing and machining
Eye on Innovation
09/05/2018

Hybrid Manufacturing Combines 3D Printing, Machining

3D printing is now combined with CNC machining in a multi-tasking tool system now offered by Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies.
By Protolabs
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