Rapid Prototyping In the mad rush to get a new product to market, every hour counts, and as time passes, competition waxes while customers wane. In recent years, technological advances have dramatically accelerated the traditional product manufacturing lifecycle. Innovations in advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and digitization are enabling companies to get new products to market faster than ever before. To keep up with increasing speed to market and shorter product lifecycles, many companies are turning to 3D printing to stay ahead of the competition. While 3D printing has long been used as a prototyping tool, new advancements have helped increase [...]
Metal Casting Basics For applications where parts require fine features or complex geometries, casting remains a cost-effective and highly capable manufacturing process, producing critical components for aerospace, automotive, and medical applications. Metal casting dates back to at least 3200 B.C., progressing through many cycles of innovation to become the reliable, modernized process it is now. Today, industrial metal casting processes are used to make everything from knee implants to tractor parts. The basic process to create cast metal parts has a few steps common across different techniques: A manufacturer creates a pattern that represents the part, either as a removable [...]
New HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution unleashes manufacturing predictability, breakthrough economics, and new applications; Industry leaders BASF, Jaguar Land Rover, Materialise, Siemens, and Vestas lean in with HP; New HP Digital Manufacturing Network for high-quality parts at scale. HP Inc. recently unveiled a series of innovations and partnerships helping its customers accelerate their digital manufacturing journey. HP is expanding its industry-leading 3D printing portfolio with the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution, an industrial 3D printing system bringing new levels of manufacturing predictability, efficiency, repeatability, and quality to customers scaling to full production. To further [...]
This article will provide an overview of next generation of Formlabs 3D Printers – the new Form 3 and Form3L from Formlabs. The Form 2 took the 3D printing industry by storm, giving engineers access to industrial quality SLA in a desktop machine. Building on the success of this platform, the Form 3 brings even greater detail and speed for engineering teams. The Form 3 is powered by a new technology called Low Force Stereolithography. The process uses linear illumination and a flexible tank to turn liquid resins into flawless prints. It all starts with the new custom-designed light processing [...]
Smile Direct Club disrupting $12 billion orthodontics industry with affordable, personalized, and sustainable 3D production; nearly 20 million 3D printed mouth molds in next year. HP Inc. and SmileDirectClub, the pioneer of teledentistry and market leader in doctor-directed, remote clear aligner therapy, announced an expanded collaboration to revolutionize the way that millions of people can achieve a straighter smile. SmileDirectClub is powering its digital differentiation and rapid manufacturing expansion of clear aligners with HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, making it the largest producer of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in the country. “SmileDirectClub is digitally transforming the traditional [...]
Join us for the HP 500/300 Series Road Show and be one of the first to see the all-new, full-color 3D printing solution from HP. These cost-effective printers are tailored for small/mid-size product development teams and offer a solution for fast iteration of engineering grade parts. With this solution you can: Produce brilliant, full color, black or white functional parts while maintaining optimal mechanical properties. Accelerate your design cycle-create, test and iterate in just hours. Enjoy the most compact HP Jet Fusion 3D devices, designed for convenient in-house automated production. Integrate material mixing and loading, printing, and reclaiming material in [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/lik2chl2mx?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Form 3 from Formlabs Building on the success of the Form 2, the Form 3 from formlabs brings even greater detail and speed for engineering teams.
In the face of decades of shifting markets, endless new technologies, and unprecedented labor shortages, Ashley Furniture has only continued to grow. In 2005, they became the largest furniture manufacturer in the world, a title they still hold today. The company followed the arch most American businesses of its era dreamed of. Its first manufacturing facility opened in Arcadia, Wisconsin in 1970 with 35 employees, since blossoming into a global company with 900+ stores around the world. Ashley's factories produce more than 300,000 pieces of furniture a week, amounting to about 26 million a year. A careful look around Ashley’s [...]