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Which Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications? – DfAM or Business Model Innovation

Which Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications? – DfAM or Business Model Innovation

Despite the promise of Additive Manufacturing (AM), many organizations have failed to capitalize on its potential. This is partly because AM presents a unique set of challenges, which can be difficult to overcome without extensive experience and expertise. As a result, many organizations have pursued applications that are not well-suited for AM, leading to late and expensive failures. In order to maximize the benefits of AM, organizations need to invest in and deliver successful applications. With the right approach, AM has the potential to change the world.

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What is the difference between plastic welding and plastic staking?

What is the difference between plastic welding and plastic staking?

If you’re an engineer, you may wonder what the difference is between plastic welding and plastic staking. Both of these methods join plastic together, but they use different techniques. Here, we’ll look at the differences between these methods so you can decide which is right for your project.

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Extol Obtains FDA Registration to Offer Turnkey Manufacturing for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Extol Obtains FDA Registration to Offer Turnkey Manufacturing for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Michigan-based digital manufacturer, Extol, Inc., announces FDA registration for contract manufacturing of 3D printed medical devices. The FDA registration will allow Extol to expand its offerings for the life-sciences industry. It will immediately impact Extol’s capability to provide complete solutions for additive manufacturing of medical devices for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) market.

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How to develop a robust manufacturing process for a new product

How to develop a robust manufacturing process for a new product

New and innovative products often bring unique manufacturing challenges. There are a lot of questions to answer…
– How are we going to make that in production?
– How do we scale?
– What type of custom automation will we need to manufacture a product that has never been made before?
– How do we know that the equipment will work?
– How can we make sure it operates smoothly?
You don’t have to tackle these on your own. Extol can help you discover and develop a robust manufacturing process. Partner with us early to help refine your budget and win more business with your customers.

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Alternatives to Ultrasonic Welding

Alternatives to Ultrasonic Welding

If you’re familiar with plastic welding, you’ve probably encountered ultrasonic welding. It’s the most well-known plastic welding technology. But just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it is the best choice for every application. It has many benefits, but also some drawbacks. What do you do if ultrasonic welding isn’t your best option? And how do you know?

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