Manufacturing

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K7 hole tolerance on a 3D print?
Hi everyone, I have a new part I am looking to prototype. I am thinking of 3D printing out of Nylon 12. But there are features that require K7 hole tolerance. Do you think... read more
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Jun 04
Selecting 3D print technology and material for tablet mount
Hi everyone, I would appreciate additional information regarding the optimal choice for my project. I’m going to print a tablet mount that must be robust and durable to hold my device. What might be... read more
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May 17
Biomedical device fabrication
Hello everyone! I am Federico,I am looking for useful information regarding the fabrication technique and consequently the most suitable materials for manufacturing a device for use in biomedical research. Specifically, the device is about... read more
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May 08
Laser cutting of metal plates – questions
Hello,I am to order some laser cut sheet metal of steel, and got some technical questions, maybe someone can help: – TolerancesFrom what I have heard, the diameter of the laser beam is typically 0.2-o.3mm... read more
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May 03
Question – corner warping in large HDPE parts
Looking for advice on reducing warping in injection molded HDPE parts, especially for components measuring 800x600 mm, where we see significant warping at the corners. Despite adjusting mold temperatures between 220-240°C  and experimenting with... read more
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Apr 26
Any experiences with plastic CNC machining (POM)?
Hello!I'm planning to use CNC machining for plastic parts (Delrin/POM) for the first time and have typically worked with metals before. I'm considering the 'as machined' finish with a standard 3.2 µm surface roughness.For... read more
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Apr 18
Draft angles in injection moulding question
Hey everyone, I'm currently working on a project involving injection moulding of packaging items with ABS plastics and could use some advice. I'm trying to figure out the best practices for designing moulds with... read more
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Apr 30
Infill pattern choice in 3D printing
Hello community, When choosing the right 3D printing infill pattern for PLA, what factors should I consider? And how do these choices impact the strength and weight of the final parts?
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Layer thickness for FDM and SLA
Hi everyone, I'm a bit new to 3D printing and was wondering about the layer height for FDM and SLA printers. How does this affect the detail of the design? Looking for some insights!
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Mar 29
Vacuum casting or injection moulding for 20-30 pcs?
Hey everyone, I'm an R&D engineer working through the prototyping phase for a piece of lab equipment/scientific device. Specifically, we're looking at producing functional prototypes of the housing component in the range of 20-30... read more
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