Category: Rapid Prototyping
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
Benefits of Stereolithography
Stereolithography (SLA) is an additive process that uses a vat of liquid UV-curable photopolymer resin and a computer controlled UV laser to build parts one thin layer at a time. The UV laser cures, or, solidifies the part layer and...Read More
Why Is Prototyping Important?
Whatever the item a person or a company intends to produce, creating a prototype is a crucial step in the design process that cannot be glossed over. Why is prototyping important? There are several main reasons; testing and evaluating the...Read More
Benefits of Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping is a term used to describe many manufacturing processes that are able to quickly convert 3D CAD models into physical parts. Some of the technologies used in rapid prototyping are stereolithography (SLA), CNC machining, urethane casting and quick-turn...Read More