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.

Improving the Machinability of Aluminum

Monday November 12, 2018

The machine-friendliness of aluminum has made it the number one metal for machining. Its material properties make it easy to mill, drill, cut and punch, while aluminum machined parts can be strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. All in all, aluminum is the most machinable metal on the market.   Despite this, aluminum is far from […] Read More

How 3D Printing & CNC Machining Prototypes Make the Fastest Cars Faster

Thursday September 13, 2018

The Hennessey Venom GT just hit 270 MPH on a runway. The Koenigsegg One:1 thinks that’s cute. And that’s because it should be able to hit 280 MPH. Oh, and it can go around corners like mad. Welcome to the new king of speed and a fast (no pun) look at the technology used to make these cars break new […] Read More

Applications of CNC Machining in the Automotive Industry

Monday September 3, 2018

In some form or other, cars have existed since the nineteenth century. Their introduction changed civilization, giving fast personal transport to large sections of the population while creating a new workforce and introducing a new aspect of popular culture. The automotive industry now exists everywhere. Although the U.S. dominated automotive production in the early 20th […] Read More

Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide)

Friday July 20, 2018

About the author Ronan Ye Follow @Ronan_Ye Other Articles You Might Enjoy: Rapid Prototyping: From Obscure Tech to a Mainstream Service The benefits of rapid prototyping and 3D printing in manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Techniques for Medical Devices Read More

Creating Sports Equipment with On-Demand Manufacturing

Tuesday July 10, 2018

Whatever your sport — be it running, football, tennis, cycling, swimming or something else — proper equipment can always help improve performance. Even in a relatively basic sport like running, possessing equipment like a technologically optimized pair of shoes and a breathable outfit can be the difference between winning and losing. On the other end […] Read More

10 Tips for Cutting Costs on Your CNC Machining Parts

Saturday November 3, 2018

Several things can affect the cost of CNC Machining parts, including materials, design, finishes, quantity, and turnaround time. Typically, the most important is how much time it takes to machine your parts. This can influence cost even more than the cost of materials, setup time, or finishing type. Machining time is directly affected by the […] Read More

Metal Prototyping and Fabrication Guide

Sunday September 9, 2018

About the author Ronan Ye Follow @Ronan_Ye Other Articles You Might Enjoy: Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide) The Use of Laser Cutting in Sheet Metal Prototyping   CNC Machining For Precious Metal Jewelry Read More

How Medical Professionals are Using Digital Manufacturing to Create Next-gen Anatomical Models

Saturday July 21, 2018

Digital manufacturing is making a big impact on many areas of medicine, from small things like the machining of aluminum test tube holders to futuristic practices like the 3D printing of titanium implants. Of the many medical applications of digital manufacturing, one particular area coming on leaps and bounds is the creation of anatomical models […] Read More

Five Ways to Improve Aluminum Die Casting Part Quality

Monday July 16, 2018

Recognized for being incredibly lightweight and durable, aluminum is one of the most popular materials used in the production of functional parts and prototypes. It also offers impeccable corrosion resistance, thermal and electrical conductivity, and also retains dimensional stability even in high temperatures and harsh environments.      Since this particular metal has such a […] Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Process and How it Improves Manufacturing Reliability

Thursday July 5, 2018

When it comes to manufacturing use-end parts and functional prototypes, it’s extremely important that the physical dimensions and geometric characteristics of the object match that of the 3D model. Even if a measurement is just slightly off, it can jeopardize the entire production process and set you back to square one. That’s why 3ERP offers […] Read More