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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.
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….
NASCAR Cup Series Team Leavine Family Racing Used MAKERBOT 3D Printers to Produce Race Car Parts

NASCAR Cup Series Team Leavine Family Racing Used MAKERBOT 3D Printers to Produce Race Car Parts

Our partners at MakerBot have been testing the limits of the METHOD X 3D printers by putting their rapid design, prototyping, and custom, end-use part production pedal to the proverbial metal.
FFF: Design for Printing - 3DChimera

FFF: Design for Printing

As with all manufacturing processes, you will come across some limitations in terms of what designs are suitable for 3D printing. That being said, we are capable of printing extremely complex geometries that no other process could. As long as we keep our designs within these constraints, we can start to see some pretty incredible parts.
Case Study: In Search of the Production Processes of Our Time

Case Study: In Search of the Production Processes of Our Time

With the help of the German RepRap x1000 3D printer RWTH Aachen is analyzing the latest requirements of industry for additive manufacturing. Due to the rapid development of new additive manufacturing processes, industry is facing new challenges. 
FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified - 3DChimera

FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified

Nozzles can be a confusing topic in 3D printing, mainly because it feels intuitive that a smaller nozzle sizes would provide for a better finish.  This is simply not true.

When thinking about nozzle size there are really 2 things to consider...

FFF: How to Combat Curling - 3DChimera

FFF: How to Combat Curling

That’s not cool. Your part keeps curling, doesn’t it? Can’t quite get it to stick? Maybe it came off the buildplate entirely—you’ve had it. We get it. Once we came back to a twelve-hour print of a topographic map of the US where Florida was well above sea level. That’s why we’ve taken the time to do the dirty work for you. We have that whole curling thing under control, and we want to share it with you, to make 3D printing, and your life, a little easier.