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We share information, tips and things we've learned from our years in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry.


What is On-Demand Manufacturing and How Does it Work? featured image
Thursday November 17, 2022

Manufacturing is a centuries-old industry. However, on-demand manufacturing (or manufacturing on-demand model) is quite a recent phenomenon. Even in this short time, on-demand manufacturing is becoming a fastly adopted model in industries and replacing traditional manufacturing processes in many regards. Due to the growing popularity of on-demand manufacturing, professionals in the manufacturing industry often question […]

Applications of CNC Machining Process – 23 Industries that Utilize The Technology featured image
Thursday October 13, 2022

CNC machining is nothing short of a gift for manufacturers, providing high-speed manufacturing with complete automation and ultra-high precision. The countless benefits of the CNC machining process have made it applicable in manufacturing industries in every sector. This article will explore the vast applications of CNC machines and how it shapes various industries. What is […]

What Are The 11 Main Types of CNC machines? featured image
Tuesday October 4, 2022

CNC milling machines and Computer Numerical Control machining was the main pillar on which Industry 3.0 developed. CNC technology provides the opportunity for manufacturing processes that can meet astronomical production figures. Due to the vast benefits of CNC technology, it finds applications in almost every manufacturing industry regardless of scale. Manufacturers are always looking for […]

How Much Does CNC Milling Cost – Tips to Reduce Your Expenses? featured image
Wednesday August 17, 2022

Milling has been the favorite manufacturing process for metalworkers since the 1800s. What has changed significantly is the way that it is done. A hundred years ago, milling required a lot of manual labor. But now Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technologies do most of the work. Generally speaking, once the tooling is set up, CNC […]

What is Precision Machining? featured image
Monday August 15, 2022

Our world is surrounded by complex technology evolving at a rapid rate. In everyday life, we see a lot of intricate parts, such as gears and components inside machinery, which makes one wonder what goes into manufacturing them. Well, for most of these products and to the question of how they are made, the answer […]

14 Benefits of CNC Machining and CNC Milling featured image
Thursday July 21, 2022

Over the years, there have been many advances in manufacturing processes. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to one of these – CNC machining and milling. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC machines perform computer numerical control machining, a precision manufacturing process involving core-programmed computer software. The manufacturing industry, especially, benefits from CNC machining. […]

Online Manufacturing Platforms VS Traditional Manufacturing Companies: Are Online AI Quotation Systems Smart Enough? featured image
Thursday July 14, 2022

Online manufacturing platforms are the most popular places to order rapid prototypes and production parts, you just have to upload your 3D CAD files, fill in the information about material, quantity, and surface finish, and you will have the quotation in seconds. If you are happy with the price, you can order straight away. Online […]

Anatomy of a plastic injection molding machine: Hopper, screw, clamping unit & more featured image
Thursday July 7, 2022

Injection molding is the go-to manufacturing process for the mass manufacture of plastic parts. Central to the molding process is the plastic injection molding machine, a large piece of machinery that consists of two parts, an injection unit and a clamping unit. The injection molding process is fast, accurate, highly repeatable, and extremely cost-effective in […]

Custom golf divot tools: A great way to personalize your next round featured image
Friday June 17, 2022

Maintaining the condition of the putting green is essential to a successful round of golf. Custom golf divot tools, made using 3D printing of CNC machining, are a great way to improve your putting game while personalizing the golfing experience. Few sports are as dependent on the condition of the playing field as golf. In […]

How Much Do Injection Molding Costs and How to Estimate It? featured image
Thursday June 16, 2022

What is the cost of injection molding? This is a commonly asked question by people wondering about adopting this technology. Injection molding is a popular manufacturing process for creating many parts and components. As such, learning about the costs of producing an injection molded part is vital before considering this process for your manufacturing operation. This […]

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