At Schmit Prototypes, we’re not only a premier partner in the prototyping industry, we also want to educate our customers about what we do. Below is our blog where we touch on topics ranging from the benefits of stereolithography to the capabilities of 3D printing. Learn more about prototyping right here.
The Many Benefits of 3D Printing
3D printing has been around in concept for decades but it wasn’t until the 2010s when it really took off across industries. Aside from references in works of fiction, 3D printing as we know it dates to 1971, when inventor...Read More
What Are the Main Types of Manufacturing Processes?
There is a wide range of manufacturing processes available, and it’s good to have a basic understanding of at least some of them to help determine which option is best for your application’s requirements. The primary manufacturing processes Schmit Prototypes...Read More
Resin Types: ABS vs. HDPE vs. TPU Injection Molding
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU) are commonly used thermoplastic polymers — a plastic material that becomes pliable or moldable at an elevated temperature and solidifies once it has cooled — used in injection...Read More
Insert Molding vs. Injection Molding Products: What Do You Need?
Injection molding is a subset of the injection molding process. An accomplice, if you will. When determining whether insert versus injection molding is what’s needed in the manufacturing of your products, it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of each...Read More
Improve Your Medical Injection Molding Validation Process
The procedure for validating the medical injection molding process is critical to verify that the system offers repeatability, assurance of accuracy, and a high degree of quality. It’s important to receive validation for medical injection molding so it’s consistent and...Read More
A Guide to Improving Your Plastic Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding is one of the most common manufacturing processes because of its ability to produce identical parts at a rapid rate. Almost every industry has some demand for plastic injection molded parts; a wide variety of consumer products...Read More
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The Prototype Development Process for Electronic Enclosures
All electronics have one thing in common — they are vulnerable to the elements. Moisture, dust and any other debris can quickly turn a useful product into a useless paperweight. Your customers understand the fragility of any electronic product and...Read More
How Prototypes From Aerospace Engineering Make It in the Sky
The aerospace and defense industry experienced an 8.6% increase in revenues from 2016 to 2017, according to a Deloitte financial performance study. And the industry plans to see higher gains as innovation persists. In fact, both Uber and Boeing are...Read More
How Medical Device Development From Prototype to Regulatory Approval Works
Many inventors and physicians have experienced an “ah-ha” moment. The stars align and they’re ready to present the world with a great idea, and potentially make a lot of money selling it from hospital to hospital. However, it’s not as...Read More