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Designs We Love: 3D Printing

Posted On February 11, 2022 By Eric Utley
A lot of people think that you can create virtually any shape your mind can imagine using 3D printing technology. OK, so that’s sort of right, but not entirely. The hard part is coming up with aesthetically beautiful designs that also are functional for your application, structurally sound to achieve longevity, and are modeled to address the limitations of the medium.
3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference

3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

Posted On November 4, 2021 By Eric Utley
Part of the confusion could lie in the history and development of the technology. Over the past several decades, 3D printing has earned a solid reputation as an essential process for prototyping parts.
High fashion meets industrial 3D printing at annual Met Gala

Haute Couture Meets Industrial 3D Printing: How it All Came Together

Posted On December 6, 2019 By Eric Utley
High fashion took a deep dive into 3D-printed clothes and accessories at the 2019 Met Gala
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Navigating From Additive Manufacturing to Injection Molding

Posted On August 7, 2019 By Gus Breiland/Eric Utley
Designers can benefit from integrating 3D printing and injection molding for an end-to-end product life cycle from prototyping to production.