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Manufacturing process
3D Printing
November 28, 2022

Leveraging EDM to Rapidly Scale Metal Additive Manufacturing

New EDM technology rapidly removes printed parts from build plates, reducing cost and lead time.
By Protolabs
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An engineer checks settings on his CNC mill prior to machining a part.
Digital Manufacturing
November 7, 2022

What is NPI Manufacturing? New Product Introduction Explained.

Properly conceived new product introductions can mean the difference between success or failure.
By Gurvinder Singh
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3D print cad design
3D Printing
November 1, 2022

5 Ways 3D Printing Enriches Product Design

3D printing offers a wealth of opportunities to iterate rapid prototypes for testing and more.
By Eric Utley
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Man writing on clear surface
Digital Manufacturing
September 27, 2022

Accelerating Hardware Prototyping for Startups and Small Companies

Doing the right things in the prototyping phase is a bit more complex than it looks at first glance. Hardware requires special rules to get the results you need.
By Protolabs
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Finishing Options for Sheet Metal Parts
MFG 360
April 7, 2022

Benefits and Considerations for Sheet Metal Part Finishing

Finishing options for sheet metal vary depending on your needs. For instance, are you looking for an aesthetically pleasing part, a part that needs to withstand environmental challenges and wear, or are you testing overall functionality?
By Amanda Tierney
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parts finishing department for 3d printing
Tech Tips
February 19, 2022

How to Improve 3D Printing Surface Finish Quality

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.
By Rachel Hunt
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