Manufacturing & Prototyping

10 Tips For Designing Silicone Medical Components

Designing medical device components for silicone requires up-front design considerations due to silicone’s unique properties. Maximizing the benefits of the LIM (liquid injection molding) process, can improve component function, maximize assembly efficiencies, and increase speed-to-market. Download the top 10 tips list to help guide you through the process of Silicone parts for medical components.

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How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing

Traditional manufacturing methods, like machining and injection molding, have many rules, restrictions, and limitations. These rules don’t apply when using direct digital manufacturing. Designers are free to concentrate on the best design and not concern themselves with manufacturability. Direct digital manufacturing (DDM) is a process unlike any other. Using additive fabrication technology to make products without tooling, molding and machining, DDM gives manufacturing a new set of capabilities that make what was once impossible or impractical a reality. These new capabilities eliminate constraints that have ruled the art of product design Download the free whitepaper to learn more.

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Aerospace Tooling: 3D Technology Enables Virtual Design

Building aircraft has always been a struggle between the size of their components and the need to craft them carefully. More than any other device, airplanes epitomize the concept that “the devil is in the details” because in small errors lies the potential for great mischief such as increased drag and decreased range. In this white paper you will learn how the laser tracker gives aerospace manufacturers the ability to be more cost competitive by shifting the whole process of design and development into the virtual realm.

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An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

In production plants across the globe, lean manufacturing techniques are being utilized to meet increasing demands placed on manufacturers. Buyers now require quicker turnaround, better service, and higher quality – all at a competitive price. For many, these techniques have helped them to dramatically increase their competitive edge, while continuing to remove wasteful practices and contribute to the bottom line. In this white paper you will be introduced to the concept of lean manufacturing, its guiding principles, and how portable measurement technology can help you achieve your lean goals.

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