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Materials Science

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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Tech Tips

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

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

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

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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