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Tensile Testing for 3D Printing Materials

Tensile strength testing for 3D printing materials determines how a material will behave under load.
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Lexan 940 Offers Good Looks and Strength for Molded Parts

Posted On March 27, 2020 By Steve Konick
Lexan 940 resin continues to be a staple polycarbonate (PC) used for injection molding.
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The European Automotive Industry’s Race to Electrical Innovation

Posted On March 20, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
With legislative and consumer pushes for electric vehicles and customization, the historically traditional auto industry faces a push for rapid innovation.
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Welding vs. Riveting: Fusing Sheet Metal Parts

Posted On March 12, 2020 By Steve Konick
When fusing pieces of sheet metal together, consider using welding or riveting processes.
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Scientific Molding Supports On-Demand Manufacturing Capabilities

Posted On March 9, 2020 By Jack Rulander
Scientific molding is the foundation for Protolabs' on-demand manufacturing capabilities.
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Simplifying the Sheet Metal Quoting Process with eRapid

Posted On March 9, 2020 By Protolabs
Get help with your next sheet metal fabrication project by simplifying the quoting process.
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3D Printing Industry Builds New Processes and Products in 2020

Posted On March 6, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
A skin sheet printer, recreated mummy vocal cords, and the world’s largest 3D-printed boat are a few additive manufacturing highlights so far in the new year.
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Is it Time to Reboot Your Supply Chain?

Posted On February 26, 2020 By Bernie Henderson
Procurement managers are turning to digital manufacturing to help tame supply chain disruption.
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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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Metal 3D Printing with Copper Offers Excellent Mechanical Properties

Posted On February 14, 2020 By Joseph Iannuzzelli
Metal 3D printing with a copper alloy offers excellent mechanical properties with high thermal and electrical conductivity.
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