Rapid Prototyping

Why Retail and Consumer Goods Companies Are Embracing 3D Printing

Posted by Kim Carbon on Jul 25, 2017 10:34:16 AM

As 3D printing becomes more widely accessible, its potential to create a significant impact on different types of businesses is becoming more apparent as well. From industrial-grade FDM 3D printers such as the Series 1 Pro to SLM printers, the technology has started to become a regular tool in the daily manufacturing or fabrication processes of many companies in various industries. Further, its capability to advance mass customization is proving to be very valuable not only to large manufacturers but also to small and mid-size businesses. This is especially true in the retail and consumer goods industry.

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Series 1 Pro Brings Advantages to Model Making at Clemson University School of Architecture

Posted by Kim Carbon on Mar 16, 2017 1:50:44 PM

The field of architecture is one that generally involves iterative design processes. From gathering data about a certain project to bringing design concepts to the table and evaluating those designs, architects undergo various phases before they arrive at the finished results. Vital to this process is the making of architectural models.

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3D Printing Revolutionizes Product Development in Manufacturing

Posted by Kim Carbon on Feb 1, 2017 2:53:52 PM

3D printing has truly been one of the most disruptive technologies in the manufacturing industry for the last few years now. The opportunity it gives to manufacturers and designers to experiment with complex structures and a variety of materials, which would have been difficult and costly in traditional manufacturing processes, has been truly transformative in the way we develop and produce our products. From engineering and design teams to marketing and sales, 3D printing has been seen to create significant effects on businesses workflows, enabling many companies to bring their products to market better and faster. 

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Rapid Prototyping with the Print Pod

Posted by Elijah Post on Jan 27, 2017 3:09:15 PM

3D printing machines have been designed and used for rapid prototyping since their inception in the early 1980’s. They’re perfect for the job because there’s no limit to what can be produced geometrically, and it doesn’t require any setup time the way traditional manufacturing does. With the modern revolution in 3D printing that took place over the last decade, machines got cheaper, and the entire technology became more accessible to more businesses.

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3D Printing Motorcycling Accessories: SFMototype Prototype Challenge Highlights

Posted by Kim Carbon on Oct 26, 2016 12:24:13 PM

Daniel Lim, winner of Best Full Prototype (left) with SF Moto owner Eric Halladay (right).

The winners of the SFMototype Prototype Challenge were formally announced last Saturday, October 22nd, at SFMoto in San Francisco. The event which centered on transforming ideas into reality, explores the possible applications of 3D printing in manufacturing and the motorcycling industry. Running for 42 days, we eagerly awaited the awarding ceremony to see the different motorcycle parts. Ideas were submitted by participants across the country which then were rendered into 3D models by You3DIT and then printed by 3D printers including our own Series 1 Pro— and yes, they were impressive.

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SFMototype to Culminate Prototype Challenge

Posted by Kim Carbon on Oct 21, 2016 3:02:49 PM

After 42 days, the SFMototype will culminate its Prototype Challenge this Saturday, October 22nd at the SF Moto in San Francisco and we can’t wait to know the winners and see the 3D printed motorcycle parts they designed!

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