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Can The Tooling Process Be A Hidden Money Saver In Your Business?

Can The Tooling Process Be A Hidden Money Saver In Your Business?

Any change in tooling has a direct impact on the production line’s quantity, quality, and pricing, further impacting a business’ bottom line. 

Each tool on the production line can cost up to hundreds of dollars to replace, and often spare tool inventory is kept slim to manage towards profit.

So how can advanced manufacturing help? There are two approaches, incremental and disruptive. Which one suits you best?
Is 3D Printing really "green manufacturing"?

Is 3D Printing really "green manufacturing"?

One of the calls from the advanced manufacturing industry is to embrace 3D printing, and its opportunity to reduce waste, so we wanted to take a look and see where the industry is headed. The answer is….
3 Great Ways To Grow Your Business Using Additive Manufacturing

3 Great Ways To Grow Your Business Using Additive Manufacturing

This paper presents an overview of three ways to grow your business by moving away from traditional manufacturing and over to additive manufacturing.
The most common applications are: Prototyping, Tooling and Inventory Management.
Tips & Tricks: Design for Additive Manufacturing

Tips & Tricks: Design for Additive Manufacturing

Sharing tips and tricks for designing parts that take advantage of the SLS 3D printing process!
Predictions for 2022

Predictions for 2022

In 2021 many companies were plagued with global supply chain issues and shipping delays, which will continue to play out over the next several years.  With an eye to the future, the most innovative businesses have turned to additive manufacturing to supplement their production via outsourced service bureaus or with the acquisition of new 3d printing equipment for in-house production. 
4 Reasons to Prototype With 3D Printers

4 Reasons to Prototype With 3D Printers

There are plenty of great business reasons to utilize advanced manufacturing, especially 3D printing, to prototype your product. You can reduce risk speed the design process and more...
Streamlining your Inventory to Save Money

Streamlining your Inventory to Save Money

Managing your inventory is often a tricky balance of having too much in stock and not having enough. Let’s consider how your manufacturing line or industrial enterprise could be affected by a mismanaged inventory and how advanced manufacturing will solve all these problems.
How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell? - 3DChimera

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell?

Using our team's deep expertise in 3D scanning, materials, and 3D printing, we were able to come up with a lifelong solution for our new friend, George. 
To print or not to print...Threads and 3D Printing - 3DChimera

To print or not to print...Threads and 3D Printing

Customers commonly ask us if machine threads can be 3d printed into their parts, and it is a tricky because the answer is "it depends".