3D Printing Applications

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 3

3D Printed Forming Tool and Model

This segment picks up where we left off in this video series discussing how not all manufacturing processes are ideal candidates to be replaced directly with 3D printing. We want to demonstrate that the 3D printing process can still have a significant role in bringing those products to market. In the previous videos, I designed…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 2

Thermoforming with the 3D Printed Model

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is one of the newest and most versatile manufacturing processes on the planet. It’s possible to 3D print thousands of different models, parts, or basically anything you want with an ever-growing number of different materials. However, as we demonstrate in this ongoing series, there are some scenarios where this…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 1

Remote Controlled Example Model

There are times when 3D printing end-use parts does not offer economic or performance gains! There, I said it. While this may seem controversial to say for a company that is in the 3D printing business, TriMech is founded on the principle of candor and speaking honestly with our clients. We like to tell it…

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Biocompatible 3D Printing Explained

Biocompatible 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing is an application-driven field, with different printing technologies more suitable for certain types of production than others. A challenging area for any manufacturing process, is food or medical applications that require a certain degree of sterility and biocompatibility, this is where Biocompatible 3D Printing can be applied. Given the right material and material…

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Get to Know the Stratasys Elastico Rubber 3D Printing Material

3D Print Rubber Elastico

In 2021, Stratasys introduced Elastico a new rubber-like flexible 3d printing material to the PolyJet platform in two different colours. Elastico is an elastomeric PolyJet material that has a base shore hardness of A 45 and boasts an impressive elongation at a break of up to 400%. Elastico possesses superior tear resistance of more than…

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing in the Heavy Equipment Industry

In this article learn how 3D printing / additive manufacturing with a Stratasys F770 in the heavy equipment industry addresses common manufacturing challenges and reduces costs compared to traditional manufacturing and CNC machining. While processes like machining, molding and casting have proven to be reliable ways of making things, they also come with inherent drawbacks….

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How to Reduce Production Cost with Additive Manufacturing

Reduce production cost

As a manufacturer, you are always looking for ways to reduce your production costs. The latest solution you may be considering is 3D printing / additive manufacturing. In this white paper learn how 3D printing reduces manufacturing cost with the latest materials and techniques. More manufacturing companies are rapidly adopting 3D printing. Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)…

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3D Printing Use Case: Ford Mustang Quarter Glass Alignment Fixture

Ford Mustang 3D printed alignment fixture

Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford in 1903, is a leading American automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. The Ford Mustang line has been produced since 1964, making it the longest-produced Ford car. Challenge The fixture used to accurately position and install the quarter glass in the Ford Mustang had several problems that needed…

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Daikin Applied uses FDM 3D printing to produce HVAC panel spacers

Injection mold alternative 3D printed HVAC panel spacers

Established in 1924, Daikin Applied is a world-leading provider of air conditioning and heating systems for residential, commercial and industrial properties. With over 100 production facilities worldwide, Daikin employs leading technologies like additive manufacturing to create solutions that improve air comfort and quality. Challenge Spacers are used in the panels of HVAC cabinets to distribute…

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