Additive Manufacturing

Enabling Scalable Microfabrication with the Print Pod

Posted by Kim Carbon on Sep 18, 2017 11:31:17 AM

The revolutionary technology of 3D printing has been enabling startups to materialize their ideas in a faster and more affordable manner like never before. Today, we are bringing this capability to the next level by enabling scalable microfabrication made possible by our digital fabrication platform, the Print Pod, through a new service relationship with Circuit Launch, a new Bay Area coworking space for hardware startups, and BriteLab, Type A Machines contract manufacturer, and a full spectrum, new product innovation and realization company.

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Three Reasons to Adopt Mass Customization with the Print Pod

Posted by Danny Schmitz on Aug 11, 2017 11:15:35 AM

3D Printers have a huge leg up on their competition in their suitability to the way manufacturing is changing around the world. This is a result of the direction consumers are going in their demands. More and more, there is high demand for mass customization.

As evidenced by our whitepaper on low volume, agile, additive manufacturing and capital costs, 3D printing is entering the domain of mass production, and its inherent capabilities of customization make it perfect for the job.

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Augmented Reality and 3D Printing: Visualizing Before You Print

Posted by Danny Schmitz on Jul 24, 2017 12:14:05 PM

3D printing is a technology that has provided many improvements to the day-to-day operations of manufacturers, prototypers, educators, and professionals across many industries. From rapid customization, inventory elimination, and flexibility, the adoption of 3D printing has changed the workflows of many industries for the better. One barrier that will exist in the technology in its current form is the speed that a print can be finished. The inherent nature of melting plastic, depositing it in a precise location and having it weld takes time. So there is the reality that you could spend a lot of time on a print only to find out it isn’t exactly what you wanted after waiting hours for it to print. What if there was a way to visualize your print in the real world before you even start?

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How 3D Printing Is Transforming the Aerospace Industry Today

Posted by Kim Carbon on Jul 17, 2017 3:21:39 PM

The aerospace industry continues to experience growth and more companies are looking for ways to meet the demands of the market while managing their costs more efficiently. They are pioneering innovations and adopting emerging technologies that are shaping manufacturing globally - one of which is additive manufacturing or 3D printing. From complex engine parts to cabin interiors, aerospace companies are turning to the capabilities of 3D printing to produce better performing parts for their commercial aircraft and/or spacecraft.

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Eliminate Manufacturing Downtime with the Print Pod

Posted by Matt Miyamoto on Jun 16, 2017 11:05:39 AM

 

Many products and industries cannot tolerate a failure during normal operation. In these instances, a product or operation must have redundancy built in. An extreme example of this is in the aircraft industry. If a critical component fails and there is no backup, the plane will crash and lives will be lost. Because of this, aircraft manufacturers include one or more backups for critical systems like flight control. A similar approach can have great benefits for the slightly lower stakes world of manufacturing.

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Optimize Floor Space and Reduce Manufacturing Costs with the Print Pod

Posted by Kim Carbon on Jun 16, 2017 11:03:14 AM

 

An optimized factory floor space can contribute significantly to the overall efficiency and productivity of a manufacturing plant or fabrication lab. It ensures the right assets and other manufacturing resources are available, organized and maximized, establishing a continuous flow of production while reducing waste and saving on manufacturing costs.

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