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10-Minute Tech Talk: Design for Selective Laser Sintering

Designing for industrial-grade 3D printing has fewer considerations than traditional manufacturing processes. However, elements such as surface finish, feature size, and build orientation can impact part performance.

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Hollow-Core Optical Fiber

Confining light to an air core fiber is not easily done using traditional guidance methods such as total internal reflection. In this presentation we demonstrate guidance in air using photonic band gap guidance and anti-resonant rings. Single-mode hollow-core optical fibers with large cores, resulting in low loss are shown. We also present the attenuation dependence in these fibers and how, using fibers that guide light in air, we are able extend the wavelength range of silica fibers out to the infra-red.

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Producing Prototypes with Additive Manufacturing

Rapid prototyping helps companies turn great ideas into successful products faster. 3D printing your prototypes directly from CAD data enables fast, frequent revisions based on real-world testing and feedback. This Tech Talk discusses some of today’s most well-known companies and how 3D printing is drastically helping to improve their product development cycle.

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Designing for Stereolithography - 10 ways to Ready Your Part for Industrial 3D Printing

Designing for industrial-grade 3D printing has fewer considerations than traditional manufacturing processes; however, elements such as resolution, surface finish, feature size and build orientation can impact part performance.

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10 Reasons Silicone Rubber is the Right Choice for Lighting Applications

The lighting industry is rapidly evolving with advanced materials and LED Luminaire products. Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is a versatile material option when designing for new lighting applications. LSR provides improved impact resistance, high heat resistance, is non-yellowing and offers the ability to eliminate components from your assembly, saving you time and money. We will discuss 10 reasons why you should be using LSR and exactly how Proto Labs can help you. Don’t miss this illuminating session.

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Why Choose Polymer Capacitors?

Polymer Capacitors offer a multitude of advantages over many other capacitor technologies. With over 15 years of experience in the field, this technology has expanded to nearly every segment of the electronics industry, including military and avionics applications in recent years. As the trends for electronic components continue to move toward smaller package sizes, higher reliability and lower parasitic properties, polymer capacitors continue to gain momentum with no other capacitor technologies being able to deliver an equal level of performance.

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High Performance, 1.5 µm, CW and Pulsed Fiber Lasers

There has been increasing interest recently in high power pulsed and CW fiber lasers sources in the 1.5 micron region. Operating at this wavelength has an advantage in eye safety when compared with 1 µm laser sources and also coincides with a window of atmospheric transparency.

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