Industries

See how major industries use digital manufacturing to reduce development time, lower production costs, and get to market faster—and with better products—than ever before.


MEDICAL

From connected devices to mass personalization of healthcare products, digital manufacturing accelerates medical development through rapid prototyping, bridge tooling, and low-volume production.

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AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Our automated manufacturing services are regularly used for fully functional aerospace components, from early prototyping and design validation to hot-fire testing and launch.

 

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Support more SKUs and product customization that consumers now expect by manufacturing custom prototypes and end-use production parts on demand.

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AUTOMOTIVE

As trends like autonomous driving, on-board connectivity, and electric vehicles drive innovation, automotive companies are using digital manufacturing to accelerate new product development.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

Meet the growing need for connected hardware while still supporting legacy equipment and machinery with custom parts manufactured on demand.


Reducing Component Weight in Vehicles

This white paper looks at lightweight materials, like magnesium and aluminum, as well as plastic alternatives that can lessen the load. We also discuss different design considerations to help reduce part weight and the digital manufacturing processes to get there fast.
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Accelerating Speed to Market for Medical Products

This white paper examines various digital manufacturing options available to today’s medical design engineers and product developers. From 3D printing to injection molding, explore the strengths and weaknesses of each process as well as material options best suited for your particular medical application.
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