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Bon Appetit – 3D Printed Life Improvement!

Today we are helping a loved one diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). ALS is a neurodegenerative  disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. I am sure that you remember the Ice Bucket challenge (www.alsa.org) to raise awareness, but you realized soon enough that the fight goes beyond ice buckets and frigid water. It […]

Photo renderings of your ideas

You know what your thing should look like, and what it should do.  It is probably something you have come to know like a good friend.  You have probably spent hours of creative time working on it, thinking about it, and revising it over and over again.  “Obsession” is a word that usually describes it. […]

New device saves money for truckers and fleets

Rapid prototyping helped us develop a better tool for Slack Dog Tools.  Sometimes we find ourselves developing products to solve problems that we did not know existed. Trailers have electrical connectors that connect the lights on the trailer to the truck hauling it. Commercial trucks use a universal 7-pin socket connector for this purpose.  The […]

Rapid tooling, rubber grommet

“Yes, but I need parts NOW!!!” A last-minute cable design change required a different grommet to protect a cable as it passed out of an enclosure.  Nothing was available off-the-shelf that had the shape characteristics we needed.  In this case, we needed the durability, heat resistance, and strength and there were no rapid prototyped material […]

Keep your new products simple

We like developing simple products, not just because it is simple.  Simple products are easier for our clients to quickly get out on the market. (Don’t get me wrong, we really love challenging projects too…) Since speed to market is important, not only to be first one out there, but also get your invested money […]

Rapid Prototyped tools for Contract Manufacuting

Our rapid prototyping capability helps us make tools quickly for our contract manufacturing needs. Have you ever been tinkering around and wondered to yourself, “If only I had a tool that could do…”   All of the mechanical engineers I know have extensive tool boxes. While it is great to have every driver, wrench and […]

So what do I need to do to have it made?

Rapid prototypes require a 3D CAD file in STL format.  If you have one, you can upload the file here.  We will send you a quote by e-mail shortly.  The rapid prototype can be produced and delivered to you within a few days. But what if my design is not completed?  That is where our […]

Going Clear

Lenses and integrated optical housings have traditionally been out of reach of the rapid prototype manufacturing process. In September 2011, Objet released the VeroClear material.  We quickly put this innovative new material to work.   This was the material we had been looking for to quickly make clear prototypes. We have used this plastic for […]

Going Small

Going Small Our high-resolution Objet printer is able to prototype small parts that are impossible to produce with many other techniques. This image features a gear we made for one of our clients (yes, we asked their permission before publishing this article).  The actual diameter is 9.5 mm (3/8″) and it fits neatly on the […]