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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?
Sintratec Supports Construction of the First Swiss Supersonic Rocket

Sintratec Supports Construction of the First Swiss Supersonic Rocket

As part of the student association for space, the team of project EULER is building the first supersonic rocket of Switzerland. For their construction, the students also make use of 3D printing technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).
Take Control of your Supply Chain with Additive Manufacturing - 3DChimera

Take Control of your Supply Chain with Advanced Manufacturing

It seems that every year is now the year of "Supply Chain Problems". 

From back-to-back international holiday schedules, COVID delays, to trade wars and increased shipping fees (with longer delivery times) the global economy feels like it's in a tailspin. As a business leader it feels like manufacturing and supply chain issues are completely out of your control...but, what if I told you that we may have your solution?

When To 3D Print With Carbon Fiber

When To 3D Print With Carbon Fiber

Our partner, MakerBot, has put together a definitive guide for when you should 3D print with Carbon Fiber. Even though it's been around since Edison was developing lightbulbs, it hasn't experienced widespread adoption - this guide will walk you through changing that mindset.  
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.
Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - Approval Sprint Challenge - 3DChimera

Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - F16 Approval Sprint Challenge

The goal of this technical challenge is to identify innovative strategies for rapid design, qualification and deployment of sustainment solutions which leverage new manufacturing materials, processes, and components.  
Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - TDP Challenge - 3DChimera

Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - TDP Challenge

The goal of this challenge is for participants to accurately recreate a 3D printed part from an existing Technical Data Package using innovative techniques, all while demonstrating accuracy, skill, and completeness.
How import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020 - 3DChimera

How to import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020

In this video we will show you how to import a 3D Scan (or any STL) into SOLIDWORKS 2020 so that it can be edited.
Sintratec vs. Sinterit SLS 3D Printers - 3DChimera

Sintratec vs. Sinterit SLS 3D Printers

When you are searching for a new SLS 3D printer, it only makes sense to consider all of the options available on the market. At the moment, the two leaders in affordable SLS 3D printing are Sintratec and Sinterit. With names this close, it is not surprising when we find customers confused between the two brands.  
When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D - 3DChimera

When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D

In this video we outline the differences between a Factory File and GCode from Simplify3D 3D printing slicer software
Top Fixes for a 3D Printer Jam - 3DChimera

Top Fixes for a 3D Printer Jam

Got a 3D printer jam? You're not alone! This is the most common issue with FDM/FFF style 3D printing. Here are the most common causes and top fixes for this issue.

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.