April 16th, 2018
When evaluating a supplier for plastic prototype service, it is to your advantage to inquire about which plastics are commonly used in their operations. As no two materials process precisely the same, experience with the processing parameters for the given material is extremely helpful. The following are five plastics commonly used both in the prototyping […]
When searching for a rapid prototype supplier, there are several factors to consider. Among the most critical is the quality certification of the prototype supplier. International certifications, such as ISO 9001 are commonplace considerations for selecting production suppliers, but also are important but occasionally under evaluated considerations for your prototype supplier. For companies that achieve […]
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.
Rather than take an adversarial approach when negotiating with a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]