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  • How Bridges Are Used in 3D Printing

    How Bridges Are Used in 3D Printing0

    Bridges are often used in 3D printing applications. Like traditional bridges, that are used to connect two areas on a 3D printed object. Depending on the type of object being built, it may have multiple raises areas. Manufacturing companies use bridges to stabilize these raised areas so that they don’t buckle or otherwise collapse. For

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  • 5 Safety Tips to Follow When Using a 3D Printer

    5 Safety Tips to Follow When Using a 3D Printer0

    3D printing offers a fast and efficient way for manufacturing companies to build objects. Whether it’s a prototype or a fully finished product, a 3D printer can build it using the instructions contained in a computer-aided design (CAD) file. Injury can occur, however, if workers don’t follow proper safety measures when using a 3D printer.

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  • What Is Photopolymerization in 3D Printing?

    What Is Photopolymerization in 3D Printing?0

    During operation, 3D printers often release heated material in a liquid or semi-solid state. Doing so allows the 3D printer to release an even and consistent amount of material, thereby reducing the risk of defects like ghosting. Finished objects, however, must be solid, which is where photopolymerization comes into play. Photopolymerization is used to harden

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  • The Role of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in 3D Printing

    The Role of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in 3D Printing0

    3D printing has become increasingly popular in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies of all shapes and sizes now use it to build prototypes as well as finished products. Although there are a variety of 3D printing processes, however, most of them rely on computer-aided design (CAD). Before a manufacturing company can build a prototype or

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  • What Is Ringing in 3D Printing?

    What Is Ringing in 3D Printing?0

    Have you heard of the 3D printing phenomenon known as “ringing.” If so, you might be wondering what it is exactly. 3D printers, of course, build objects by depositing material onto a print bed. They generally add the material layer by layer, starting from the bottom and working their way up. In some cases, though,

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  • The Role of Extrusion in 3D Printing Applications

    The Role of Extrusion in 3D Printing Applications0

    Extrusion is an underlying concept used in many 3D printing applications. Although there are different types of 3D printers, many of them are designed to extrude material. The raw material is forced through a nozzle before being released onto a print bed. While extrusion is used in a myriad of manufacturing-related applications, it’s a key

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