Advantages of Rapid Prototyping   Technology has improved by leaps and bounds with increased efficiency in the use of tools and equipment, materials and processes. Rapid prototyping is definitely no exception. It is undoubtedly one of the most advanced processes that manufacturers and designers have in their toolbox. Rapid prototyping quickly develops prototypes or new models that can be used for testing design features, concepts, and performance.  Prototypes can be printed on a range of materials

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How to make a foam mold for fiberglass   Everyone has their own preferred method of building, as there are a lot of different ways of doing the same thing. However, in order to make a foam mold for fiberglass, I prefer to use the lost foam technique. This technique has been in existence for quite a long time and is widely used by most professionals. Basically, with the lost foam technique, all you have

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Rapid Prototyping Methodology / Process Steps   Rapid prototyping, also called three-dimensional impression, helps companies grow ideas into unique products.  Its design and engineering process allows you to be innovative and creative.  You can fabricate parts using 3D designs and printing techniques. The construction of the prototype involves “additive manufacturing” i.e. placing multiple layers of materials in distinctive shapes.  Prototypes allow you to bring a customer’s idea to fruition ahead of the competitors and keep

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Where to Find Patent Drawings   Are you looking to find a patent drawing for your invention? If so, it can be very difficult to design a patent drawing without accidentally somehow copying someone else’s. If you’re looking for unique patent drawings, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. We’ll talk a little about the intricacies of patent drawings and point you towards where to find professional patent drawings for your

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How to Convert AutoCAD Files Into PDF Format   AutoCAD files are helpful when it comes to drafting and design, but they also can be a little tricky to use on certain online platforms. If you want to stay away from trouble, you can convert AutoCAD files into a PDF format. This article will explain more about these files and how you can convert them on your own, as well as giving you an option to

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Online CAD File Converters – Are They Safe? Should You Use Them?   Do you have multiple CAD files taking up space on your computer system? If you do, you might want to consider having them converted to ensure they aren’t somehow corrupted or even accidentally deleted. Below is more information about what these files are and why you should consider using the services of a professional to do an online CAD file conversion. What

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3D Printing Helps Make Surgical Stitching Safer   In today’s world, we are quickly advancing with our technological marvels. We’re able to communicate with people across the world instantly, and can search for information with just the click of a button. One area especially where technology has helped improve life is in the medical field. A recent 3D printed prototype was designed by Sutrue to help make surgical stitching much safer. The Sutrue Suturing 3D

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3D Printed Prototype Cars   3D printing is taking off in popularity, and one area it’s becoming especially popular in, is the auto industry. Many companies today are creating 3D printed prototype cars to help consumers see their new models and get an idea of how successful they could be on the market. Recently, the renowned car company BMW used a 3D printed prototype at the IAA Car Show to showcase their new Mini Electric

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Reviews of Understanding Injection Mold Design by Herbert Rees   Understanding Injection Mold Design is a book in a series by Author Herbert Rees. This 115-page book has one Appendix, two tables of contents, and thirty-six technical illustrations that are almost completely errorless. This book was first released over sixteen years ago. The Author, Herbert Rees, has more than fifty years of experience working with molders, product designers, and other designers who are a part

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Top-Selling 3D Printed Products   Imagine you can revolutionize your home or office with functional 3D printed items! Your conventional everyday items can go from drab to fab in no time. By continuously layering thin sheets of material (this is how 3D printing works), you can create almost anything your heart desires!  Popular items that 3D designers have experimented with include parts for computers, cameras, drones, ornamentals, and accessories for robotics. With so many 3D printed

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