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Tooling and Fixture Overview

When working with the right tool and fixture shops, tooling and fixture projects are customized for

Latest Technology in 3D Prototyping and 3D Printing

Since 3D prototyping arrived on the scene, the world of fabrication has dramatically changed. 3D pri

Points to Remember Before Visiting Metal Prototyping Suppliers

Before you even visit metal prototyping suppliers, there are a few things that you need to consider.

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Best Practices for Effectively Working with Prototype Companies

For people to have effective relationships with prototype companies, they need to follow best practices. As a result, everything will run smoothly and effectively. By developing a strong business relationship with rapid prototyping companies, your manufactured parts and components can reach a much broader audience.

Good Negotiations

Rather than take an adversarial approach when negotiating with a […]

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Success with Metal Prototyping Suppliers

As a design engineer, before selecting a prototyping provider or metal prototyping supplier, it is important you have a plan for communicating your project needs.  First of all, it is very important that you are able to explain your objectives for the prototype to your potential supplier.  No prototype is identical to its corresponding mass […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Prototype|Comments Off on Success with Metal Prototyping Suppliers

Use of ‘Hot Runners’ and ‘Manifolds’ in Injection Molding

To learn how hot runners and manifolds are used in injection molding, it helps to understand what these are. Hot runners are associated with heated components, which facilitate the injection of plastic resin into mold cavities. Molds can be made with either ‘Hot Runner’ or ‘Cold Runner’ mold construction philosophies. Wise use of a ‘Hot […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Prototype|Comments Off on Use of ‘Hot Runners’ and ‘Manifolds’ in Injection Molding

Advances in CNC Machining of Plastics

Within the past few years, great advances have been made in CNC machining of plastics and CNC prototyping. Whether you are considering different CNC prototyping suppliers or just desire higher quality CNC prototype products, the following advances, intelligently employed, are making a huge impact in the industry.

4 and 5-Axis Milling

An increasing number of suppliers for […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Prototype|Comments Off on Advances in CNC Machining of Plastics

New Materials in 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

There have been a number of recent advancements in 3D printing and rapid prototyping. For one thing, 3D and rapid prototyping suppliers now have access to highly advanced equipment that far exceeds prior options. When a supplier uses a rapid prototype machine designed with the latest technology, the finished product is significantly more precise than […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Prototype|Comments Off on New Materials in 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

Use of Aluminum and Magnesium Heat Sinks for Cooling Electronic Circuitry

Today, electronic circuitry is used in many industries, including medical, industrial, automotive, and more. Application challenges continue to grow, with the need to pack high processing power in a very limited volume or the need to drive related electronic components such as LEDs. Meeting these electronic requirements, especially in harsh environments or compact space, is […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Prototype|Comments Off on Use of Aluminum and Magnesium Heat Sinks for Cooling Electronic Circuitry

Use of Light Pipes and Light Guides as TIR (Total Internal Reflection) Optics

In recent years there has been an exponential growth in the usage of light pipes and light guides in lighting systems for both external (forward and rear lighting) as well as internal vehicle illumination. Light pipes and light guides act as TIR (Total Internal Reflection) optics. With this type of optic, light is transmitted through […]

By |November 24th, 2016|Prototype|Comments Off on Use of Light Pipes and Light Guides as TIR (Total Internal Reflection) Optics

Advancements in LED Technologies

Tremendous advancements have been made in LED technologies in the past few years. Within the lighting industry, LED technology has become one of the driving forces behind new lighting concepts and applications. Because of that, rapid change has occurred in product design because of these ever more powerful light sources.

One of the more radical advancements, […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Prototype|Comments Off on Advancements in LED Technologies

Different Materials Used for Rapid Prototyping Services

Different parts and components are made as samples through prototyping services. Rather than go directly into mass production only to discover some type of serious defect or flaw, reputable rapid prototyping services assist design engineers in efficiently perfecting their designs in advance of production. By using a rapid prototyping service, time, money, and effort are saved by both the company and the end-user. Rapid prototyping ensures a superior-quality finished product.

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By |July 14th, 2016|Prototype|Comments Off on Different Materials Used for Rapid Prototyping Services

The Efficient Way to Make Prototypes

Fabrication of a prototype model or early sample of a finished product is a critical step in product design.  Designers frequently use companies with special skills in prototyping services to accomplish this task. With a completed prototype, you can check your concept and test the product to identify any potential flaws or defects prior to the investment into expensive production tooling and machinery not to mention the risk of producing a large quantity of parts and components without sufficient prototype evaluation. Done properly, efficient prototyping saves time, effort, and cost. Of course, it is imperative that you consider only the best prototype companies to ensure a quality product, as there are many ways to approach a prototype.

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By |June 9th, 2016|Prototype|Comments Off on The Efficient Way to Make Prototypes