Online 3D Printing service : A way to ensure better quality

Online 3d printing service

3D Printing opportunities have evolved and grown exponentially over the recent years, leading to an endless range of possibilities a component can be manufactured in. However, simply deciding what you want to manufacture isn’t the end of the journey. Each and every 3D printer only caters to a limited amount… Continue reading

Insights: Low volume production runs

Some of the common manufacturing processes for Low volume production runs are as follows: 3D Printing: 3D Printing is commonly used for prototyping, hence it is also referred to as Rapid Prototyping given its faster turnaround time, but lately, manufacturers have started using it for low volume production runs, as well. When… Continue reading

Post-processing techniques in 3D Printing

In this article we are going to discuss in detail some of the most commonly used post-processing techniques on 3D Printed parts. Finishing: The finishing operation usually consists of polishing the parts. We use Vibratory Polishing as a finishing process to improve surface finish of the parts by removing minor… Continue reading

When to opt for Metal Additive Manufacturing?

It’s a common dilemma faced by organizations and individuals in deciding when to opt for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) and when not to. Thus we have compiled a list of reasons that may come in handy in deciding the same. Part Consolidation: Metal AM gives the feasibility of part consolidation.… Continue reading

Why do 3D Printed parts warp?

One of the most common phenomena experienced in 3D Printing is that of warpage. Warpage leads to undesired part deformations rendering the part inoperable. As a result, most of the time is spent on either re-fabricating the warped parts, or in post-processing to mitigate the same. In this article, we… Continue reading

April fool prank: Amazon acquiring Shapeways points towards a bigger problem in 3D Printing.

One of the media networks recently pranked about the acquisition of Shapeways by AWS. Although a fairly good April fool’s joke, it does incite questions around the security of CAD designs. As 3D Printing continues to find both industrial and consumer applications, the threat of altered or compromised data subsequently heightens.… Continue reading

Startups adopting on-demand manufacturing

With outstanding development in technology and encouraged participation of various interested candidates to showcase their talents, lots of startups have found their way into the market. This growth nowadays has been fueled by on-demand manufacturing which not only helps them retain a larger part of the expense costs, but also… Continue reading

What is on-demand manufacturing?

Before going into the depth of on-demand manufacturing, let us have a look into the conventional manufacturing process adopted by various businesses and industries. In the traditional manufacturing process, usually, email and phone conversations are predominant since most of the manufacturing systems are situated overseas with lots of minimum orders… Continue reading

How to make 3D Printed models Transparent?

There are applications in 3D Printing that require clear display models. When manufacturing parts in Stereolithography(SLA) technology in clear material, the parts come out translucent (50-60% transparency). To increase their transparency, we need to lacquer coat them. Lacquer coating is a post-processing technique where translucent parts are made transparent (up… Continue reading

How to repair a 3D CAD file?

In the previous article we talked about the dire necessity of making your 3D CAD file error-free before making the file go through the 3D printer. Understanding the situation, we should now focus on the process of repairing a 3D CAD file which has various lacunae. Different tools and algorithms… Continue reading