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An Engineer's Guide to Additive Fabrication [Pt.1]

In Part 1 of this new eBook by Product Development Expert Ron Hollis, Ph.D., P.E., you'll learn:
  • The 4 essential steps to getting quality SLA parts every time
  • The Top 3 SLA features that will get you accurate parts fast and at low cost
  • Expert advice found nowhere else that will help you reduce time to market on your parts

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Buyer's Corner
3D Printing - Time to Make the Leap?
 

Advances in 3D printing hardware and materials over the past decade have now made this once emerging technology a process that is rapidly redefining manufacturing.

 

From rapid prototyping to manufacturing precision, complex parts, 3D printing is increasing the speed at which you can take your CAD files from concept to reality. In 2014 alone, the 3D printing industry grew by more than $1 billion to about $4 billion, according to Wohler's Report.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25%, 3D printing is expected to be worth more than $17 billion by the year 2020. The chart below shows the expected growth rate for 3D printing in various sectors over the next 5 years.

3 Reasons to Consider 3D Printing for Your Manufacturing Needs

  1. Improve Design Collaboration
  2. Better integrate product designs early in the process to improve manufacturability
  3. Decreased Production Cost
  4. Save more money by testing different part and material fits, tolerances and clearances at low volume
  5. More flexible part designs
  6. 3D printing allows veryone from engineers to entrepreneurs the ability to test the practicalities of their parts in days instead of weeks.

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A Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing -- 4 Key Factors Driving Industry Evolution in 2015
 

Higher customer expectations, low oil prices, and a strong dollar weren't the only big things driving manufacturing evolution in 2015. Check out our 4 Key Factors Driving Industry Evolution in last year and why 2016 could be the year the manufacturing industry regains its momentum.

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