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Metal 3D Printing with Copper Offers Excellent Mechanical Properties

Metal 3D printing with a copper alloy offers excellent mechanical properties with high thermal and electrical conductivity.
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Infinite Capacity Model Optimizes CNC Machining

Posted On February 24, 2020 By Amanda Tierney
Using a digital manufacturer with infinite capacity offers a number of benefits.
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3 Key Trends Drive Innovation in Medical Manufacturing

Posted On February 20, 2020 By Lora Osborn
3 key, emerging trends are driving change and innovation in medical manufacturing.
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NASA/Maxar Partnership Demonstrates Assembly and Manufacturing in Space

Posted On February 13, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
A robotic arm being developed for NASA’s Restore-L mission will automate tasks like refueling, repairing, and manufacturing craft components in orbit.
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Machined Parts Help Paralympian 'Monster' Mike Garner Gold

Posted On February 7, 2020 By Protolabs
Machined Parts for cutting-edge prostheses helped Paralympian 'Monster' Mike Garner Gold at X Games.
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Local vs. Export Molds: Mitigate Production Risk Before Choosing

Posted On February 4, 2020 By Lora Osborn
When choosing between local or export molds, mitigate production risk before deciding.
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Delrin Offers Strong, Versatile Plastic Alternative to Metal

Posted On January 28, 2020 By Protolabs
Consider Delrin as an excellent plastic replacement for metal because of its strength, versatility.
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Medical Design Takes Center Stage at MD&M West

Posted On January 13, 2020 By Mollie O'Brien
The latest innovations in medical design and manufacturing to be showcased at MD&M West
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Onshoring Options Offer More Efficient Supply Chain Management

Posted On January 9, 2020 By Protolabs
Reap the benefits of on-shoring with on-demand production to create a more efficient supply chain.
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Four Trends to Track at CES 2020

Posted On January 3, 2020 By Lora Osborn
Look for CES 2020 to showcase latest innovations in drones, wearables, and smart home technology.
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New System Allows Feeling of Touch from Thousands of Miles Away

Posted On December 10, 2019 By Nicole Hopper
Researchers at Northwestern University bring virtual reality one step closer to reality, allowing users to virtually hold hands or high five.
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