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Machining vs. Casting Decision Depends on Volume

The choice of machining vs. casting depends on the quantity of parts to be manufactured.
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Metal 3D Printing Solves Supply Chain Issues for U.S. Military

Posted On June 5, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
Major additive manufacturers like GE and HP prove metal 3D printing as manufacturing solution for custom parts and keeping older fleets up-to-date.
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Industry 4.0 Makes Supply Chains More Agile

Posted On June 4, 2020 By Lora Osborn
The emergence of Industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing is making supply chains more agile.
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Evaluating Sheet Metal Capabilities for Custom Parts

Posted On May 27, 2020 By Jamie White
Evaluating sheet metal capabilities such as materials, assembly options, and more for custom parts.
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Behind the Mask: Breathe99 Founder Max Bock-Aronson’s Next-gen Mask Protects Against COVID-19

Posted On May 26, 2020 By Protolabs
On our first episode of The Digital Thread, Breathe99 founder Max Bock-Aronson discusses the history of the B2 mask and the challenges of manufacturing it.
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Office Essentials to Get You Through the Day when Working from Home

Posted On May 8, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
With so many switching to remote work and home offices, we rounded up a list of office essentials to keep you productive during your time at home.
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Fortron 1140L4 PPS Offers High Strength, Resistance for Molded Parts

Posted On April 27, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
Fortron’s heat and chemical resistance, electrical properties, and rigidity make it an ideal plastic for the automotive or electronic industries.
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Medical-Grade Materials Play Vital Role in Product Development, Fight Against COVID-19

Posted On April 10, 2020 By Protolabs
Medical-grade materials play vital role in product development and fight against COVID-19
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3D Printing Industry Gets Creative to Combat COVID-19

Posted On April 7, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
Additive manufacturing companies create PPE, ventilator parts, and test swabs as stop gap measures while traditional manufacturing ramps up.
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Medical Manufacturing Speed, Agility Crucial During Pandemic

Posted On April 1, 2020 By Chris Stevens
As the medical industry faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers are stepping up to help with supply chain disruption and shortages.
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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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