Win A $500 Voucher for Your Next 3D CAD Rendering or 3D Print / Prototype To help spread the word about our new Ultimate Guide to Designing, Prototyping and Mass Manufacturing Your Product Idea (check it out if you haven’t already!) we thought we’d run a contest and give away a $500 voucher you can use when developing your next product idea! Enter the contest below and keep reading to learn how to win. Note: To be eligible to win

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Think You Have What It Takes to Be On Shark Tank?   How would your life change if you could get funding to bring your unique product idea to market? It can be hard to find Angel Investors to kickstart your companies growth, but more and more there are alternate opportunities to doing the hard yards and reaching out to hundreds of potential investors manually to get funded. For example, the hit TV show Shark

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How to manufacture a product There’s much more to the manufacturing process than getting all the raw materials and tools in a single place and creating a production line. If it was really that simple, then everybody would have their own production lines in their garages! In theory, while mass manufacturing might look very simple and easy, it actually is not. This is because there are tons of steps involved in order to manufacture even a small item like an iphone

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How to Make a Prototype A prototype is an initial conceptual model of your design, part or product, that allows the designer, manufacturer and investors to get a feel for the end product before it is mass produced. Whether you’re creating a complex electronic product or something more simple building a prototype is a vital step in the production process. Without producing a prototype before mass production it is much harder to know the strengths and weaknesses

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What is additive manufacturing? When it comes to manufacturing there are many different aspects involved in the process. Starting with the concept and industrial design of the product, right until the product is shipped it can almost seem overwhelming. Thankfully in the last few decades a new additive manufacturing technology has emerged to make the process easier. Once considered a luxury 3D printing is now being widely used by different companies in many sectors throughout

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How much does injection molding cost? If you’ve done any research into mass product manufacturing you’ve undoubtedly come across injection molding technology. It is one of hte most common and cost efficient methods for producing a large number of product components. What’s harder to determine however is the cost of the process. You might be surprised to know that a lot of the upfront cost is in the creation of molds rather than the injection molding

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When Was the 3D Printer Invented? 3D printing is a pretty novel upgrade on the plain old 2D ubiquitous printers all over the world. Although it seems to be a relatively new technology which has appeared out of nowhere in the last few years, you might be surprised to find that 3 d printing has been around for more than three decades. In this article we’ll talk about the history of 3D printing and when the first 3D

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What Is Reverse Engineering? Reverse engineering is the process by which an existing product or component is duplicated with the assistance of computer modelling software and 3d printers or other manufacturing processes. In reverse engineering, a product is analysed to identify its components and their interconnected relationships, develop designs of the product in a 3d rendering program and then build a physical replica following the original design. While this sounds fairly complicated it doesn’t have to be. For instance many

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What Is Rapid Prototyping? Rapid Prototyping is a collection of procedures involving computer aided renderings and 3d printing used to quickly manufacture an initial, test version of a part or product. Other terms sometimes used to describe the processes used to create a prototype are computer automated manufacturing, solid free-form manufacturing, and layered manufacturing. Rapid prototyping is widely used as a way to ensure that ideas which look good on paper or in 3d rendering software are actually fit for

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What is the Best 3D Modeling Software? Preparing a 3D model is the first step in the 3D printing and product development process. With the help of 3d rendering software packages, an accurate model of the desired product or part can be created easily and quickly. After that, it’s a pretty straightforward process of running the rendered file into a 3d printing program. This is interpreted by a 3d printer, and then the design is printed

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