Welcome to 3ERP's blog, where we share information, tips and things we’ve learned from our years in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry.

How 3D printed lattice structures can improve parts

Monday November 25, 2019

3D printed lattice structures are one of the biggest selling points of additive manufacturing. They are easy to fabricate using the unique process of 3D printing, and there are many practical benefits to using them. Lattice structures are essentially infill patterns — ways of structuring the internal geometry of a 3D printed part. Instead of […] Read More

The Significance of Injection Molding Technique

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Used to inject molten material, Injection molding is a type of manufacturing process. Into any mold, this molten material can be injected. For the fabrication purposes of the plastic parts, it is also widely used. It is the most preferred option over other options as the method is not only efficient, but injection molding not […] Read More

Manufacturing Involves Plastic Injection Molding Process

Friday October 25, 2019

In the manufacturing of many materials that are made from their molten forms, Injection molding is an essential stage. To melt, the raw form of the object to be made is carefully put under high temperatures in this process and then into a mold, it is injected and the mold takes the desired shape during […] Read More

How Spare Part 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Automotive, Locomotive and Aviation industries

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Commercial travel and vehicle manufacturing is about as heavy and factory-intensive as industries get. Even the smallest car is a massive undertaking with tons of components, never mind massive airplanes or locomotives. These vehicles are meant to operate indefinitely and over long periods of time (sometimes decades). This also means that many of these vehicles […] Read More

4 Tailor-Made Materials Created For Additive Manufacturing

Saturday August 24, 2019

With the continuing growth of additive manufacturing, companies and researchers have come up with various sub-technologies, add-ons and means of optimizing prints. However, another means of achieving an optimized object is to optimize the material being used. This has given a rise to various materials made for 3D printing, all of which exhibit ideal properties […] Read More

Know about the Process of Metal Casting

Monday November 18, 2019

It is a process in which the liquefied metal is displaced into a cast, which has a hollow enclosed space in a desired form and then allows the metal to cool off and inure. The hollow cavity is denoted as cast and it gives the desired form that resembles the part being manufactured. Now the […] Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Jewellery 3D Printing Methods

Monday October 28, 2019

With the growth of additive manufacturing technologies, there are very few industries that have shown as much promise as that of jewelry production. 3D printing allows for the creation of novel, new forms in these fashion accessory items with a whole range of molds and sometimes direct materials processing. Additive manufacturing has also given various […] Read More

Rapid metal casting: Advantages and applications

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Pressure die casting & invertment casting is not typically considered a rapid prototyping process. It requires costly equipment and a high level of expertise, and is generally suited to large quantities of metal parts. It is, in many ways, the metal equivalent of injection molding, another process favored for mass production over short-run or prototyping. […] Read More

CNC Machining For Musical Instruments

Monday September 2, 2019

The music industry is a massive revenue-generating behemoth, with the sales of musical instruments alone amounting to 4.5 billion dollars annually. That cost is justified because, as any musician will know, producing precise electric and acoustic instruments requires a lot of know-how and precision. And precision is where CNC machining comes in. The manufacturing process, used to […] Read More

Prototype Machining: Pros and Cons of CNC for Prototyping

Thursday July 18, 2019

What is CNC machining? Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a manufacturing process in which computer inputs are used to control machining tools such as drills and lathes. It is used across many industries for a variety of prototype and end-use parts. The process starts with a digital 3D design, created using CAD software, which […] Read More