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Threading insert

Tips for Threading and Adding Inserts in 3D Printing

Posted On May 20, 2022 By Rachel Hunt
There’s one fundamental thing you need to know about threading and assembling inserts into 3D-printed parts: What you can and can’t manufacture depends on the material properties of both the part and the insert. A second thing to keep in mind: It pays to design for standard taps and inserts whenever possible.
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How to Improve 3D Printing Surface Finish Quality

Posted On February 19, 2022 By Rachel Hunt
It’s no secret that 3D printing processes don’t produce injection molding-quality surface finishes right off the printer, but there is good news. Technologies exist to help, and there are new developments all the time.
MJF parts

Roundtable Roundup: Multi Jet Fusion

Posted On July 20, 2021 By Rachel Hunt
We recently hosted a customer roundtable on leveraging 3D printing for end-use production. Listeners got a behind-the-scenes look at how tech startup, OVR Technology, used HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing to reduce development time on its R&D product roadmap.
3D-printed parts

Calculating the Cost of 3D-Printed Parts

Posted On March 26, 2021 By Rachel Hunt
Explore the variables involved in calculating the cost of 3D-printed parts.
Clear 3D Printing: Material and Design Considerations

How to 3D Print Clear and Translucent Plastic Parts

Posted On November 11, 2020 By Rachel Hunt
Explore options available for building and post-processing clear parts for 3D printing.
Inconel 718

Inconel 718: A Workhorse Material for Additive Manufacturing

Posted On August 11, 2020 By Rachel Hunt
Inconel 718 is a go-to material for additive manufacturing of metal parts.
Tensile Testing for 3D Printing Materials

Tensile Testing for 3D Printing Materials

Posted On March 24, 2020 By Rachel Hunt
Tensile strength testing for 3D printing materials determines how a material will behave under load.
Smartphone Manufacturers Push the Boundary in Design and Functionality

Wohlers Associates and Protolabs Host 3D Printing Design Course

Posted On May 8, 2019 By Rachel Hunt
Industry and technical experts from the Wohlers Associates group collaborated with Protolabs to host an intensive course on design for additive manufacturing.