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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 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 the intricate gears and components inside any machinery, which makes one wonder what goes into manufacturing it. Well, for most of these products and to the question of how they are […]

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 in the form of CNC machining and milling. The initials CNC stand for Computer Numerical Control. CNC machines or computer numerical control machining is a manufacturing process that involves the use of core-programmed computer […]

What is CNC Machining – The Ultimate Guide featured image
Thursday July 21, 2022

‘What is CNC machining process?’ is a common question people ask regarding industrial manufacturing processes. CNC machining is nothing short of a marvel of the modern world. It has made it possible to create objects at ten and even a hundred times the speed that was present a few decades ago. Due to the vast […]

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 […]

What is CNC Milling and How Does it Work: Everything You Need to Know featured image
Saturday June 25, 2022

CNC milling is one of the most impressive technological advances of this century. Although most people are more familiar with 3D printing as a way to produce precise physical prints, CNC milling has been around for longer and is still widely used today. From its wide range of applications in the electronics industry to its […]

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 […]

Understanding die casting featured image
Sunday April 3, 2022

From engine blocks to door handles, die casting is a fast, accurate, and repeatable metal production technique suitable for large or small parts. Die casting parts have an excellent surface finish, and the process is compatible with a range of non-ferrous metals. Because of the high startup costs associated with die casting, the process is […]

Polyurethane casting design tips featured image
Wednesday March 2, 2022

3ERP’s polyurethane casting service lets you make small batches of plastic parts at a much lower cost than injection molding. These high-quality prototypes have a great surface finish and can provide a pathway to mass produced molded parts. Many product designers are, however, unfamiliar with polyurethane casting, which requires a unique set of design considerations […]

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