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Published: 6/1/2009

Rapid Prototypes + Moldmaking = Profits
Is there an easy way to avoid the pains of making mistakes in the mold building world? Absolutely! There are three simple steps that you can implement into your moldmaking process that will increase the moldmaking power of your shop and reduce your ...

Published: 6/1/2009

Cost of Ownership: A Lifetime of Molding Savings
“There’s nothing more expensive than a cheap mold,” has been said by many a tooling engineer after a bargain of a mold began bleeding profits.

Published: 5/1/2009

Delving into Rapid Prototyping Technologies Attracts New Customers
Offering RP services and investing in technologies that help to constantly improve those services can help you reach potential new markets and allow your company to push the envelope of mold building technology.

Published: 4/1/2009

When to Shift: Conventional Molding or Rapid Manufacturing?
To make intelligent decisions of when to use one process over another, certain considerations must fall into place. This discussion will deal with laser sintering.

Published: 1/1/2009

Direct Manufacturing Gets a High-Flying Boost
A consortium of companies is working with a German university to advance the state of additive manufacturing processes.

Published: 11/14/2008

Is Direct-Digital Manufacturing Right For You?
Additive fabrication technology has moved beyond prototyping. These four indicators can help manufacturers decide whether to consider direct-digital manufacturing (DDM) for their operations.

Published: 9/1/2008

The Rapid Manufacturing You Didn’t Know About
Despite its anticipated success, rapid manufacturing’s (RM) use is well below most predictions. While RM applications may be short of expectations, additive fabrication technologies and indirect rapid manufacturing have quietly been adopted and fo...

Published: 4/21/2008

Taking Rapid Prototyping To The Next Level
The rapid prototyping industry has been around a couple of decades. Historically applied for one-offs, it is seeing increased use as a method of direct digital manufacturing (DDM).

Published: 11/1/2007

The Role of Materials in Additive Fabrication
RP capabilities continue to expand with the development of new materials.

Published: 10/1/2007

Worldwide Review and Analysis of Additive Fabrication
A look at the growing range of applications and technologies in additive fabrication, as well as the challenges that organizations face when trying to understand and make use of this fast-developing technology.