What Are the Different Types of CNC Machines?

What Are the Different Types of CNC Machines?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is key to modern manufacturing. It allows for precise manufacturing utilizing computers. What makes this so much better for modern manufacturing than manual control? CNC machines follow the exact specifics of the user’s design, with no...

Additive Manufacturing News Round Up

Additive manufacturing is the future and many companies are beginning to realize this. Additive manufacturing, which includes most predominantly 3D printing, is now being used for everything from prototype manufacture to medical prosthetics to aerospace parts. What...
CNC Machining News Round-Up – July 2019

CNC Machining News Round-Up – July 2019

CNC machining (Computer Numerical Control) covers 3D printing, drilling, boring, and lathes. As with almost every manufacturing method these days, the world of CNC machining is rapidly changing as technology develops. CNC machining allows for unprecedented precision...
Why You Should Consider 3D Printing Your Racing Drones

Why You Should Consider 3D Printing Your Racing Drones

With the rise of everything being Bluetooth compatible has come a whole new hobby and sport: racing drones. These lean, mean speed machines have become increasingly popular. Flying a racing drone is a unique challenge, allowing everyone, no matter their age or skill,...
HT-23 vs ULTEM™ or PEEK

HT-23 vs ULTEM™ or PEEK

Which High-Strength, Heat Resistant Thermoplastic is the best for your job. HT-23 is based on a PEKK resin with 23% Carbon Fiber compounded in and ground to a fine powder. The carbon fibers are encapsulated in the resin, and due to this, you get a “random” orientation...
Injection Molding vs. 3D Printing

Injection Molding vs. 3D Printing

When it comes to manufacturing, you have a lot of options, especially as modern technology continues to change the manufacturing industry in new ways. Two very similar, but very different, methods are injection molding and 3D printing. Both injection molding and 3D...
3D Printing ABS vs. PLA

3D Printing ABS vs. PLA

Most 3D printing is done in plastic. Modern plastic is wonderfully versatile, allowing for many shapes and a wide range of flexibility levels and weights, meaning it is a great material to use in many different products. Two of the most common and most popular kinds...
3D Printing News Roundup!

3D Printing News Roundup!

What’s happening in 3D printing? As a brand new technology with a lot of promise, 3D printing is constantly evolving. The technology is constantly getting better and more affording. People are also thinking of brand new ways to use 3D printing’s unique capabilities....
How to Make an STL File for 3D Printing

How to Make an STL File for 3D Printing

An STL file is a stereolithography file. This file type is native to the stereolithography CAD software used by 3D printers. A good STL file is necessary for a 3D printed object to be made. An STL file describes an unstructured, raw triangulated version of the object....
How Much Does a 3D Print Job Cost?

How Much Does a 3D Print Job Cost?

In the past few years, the cost of 3D printing has gone down significantly, changing it from a university-funded grad student project to a viable method for manufacturing prototypes and even final parts and products.  Developments in 3D printing technology have also...
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