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As a platform that brings together engineers with a global network of manufacturing partners, Hubs is well positioned to share knowledge from across the industry. We've created a series of beginner guides and introductory articles to help engineering students learn about 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding and sheet metal fabrication. Learn about how the technologies work and how to optimize your designs for each manufacturing process.

Introduction to CNC machining
What is CNC machining?
What is CNC machining and how does it work? Learn the basic principles and fundamental mechanics, as well as the key benefits and limitations, of this subtractive manufacturing process.
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What is FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing?
Interested in learning the basics of FDM 3D printing? In this article, we explain why this technology is an efficient and cost-effective choice for rapid prototyping and other applications.
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The definitive 3D Printing glossary
The definitive 3D printing glossary
A comprehensive glossary covering terms related to 3D Printing
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Introduction to SLA 3D Printing
What is SLA 3D printing?
Get to know the basics of stereolithography, also known as SLA 3D printing. Find out why the original 3D printing technique is still so popular and cost-effective, learn about how SLA printing works and its parameters and discover which materials and options will best suit your custom part needs.
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Additive Manufacturing Technologies: An Overview
What are the types of 3D printers and what can they do?
What are the different types of 3D printers available for manufacturing today and what are their unique characteristics and capabilities? This article examines the main additive manufacturing technologies and goes into detail about every major 3D printing method.
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Introduction to SLS 3D Printing
What is SLS 3D printing?
Learn about the basic principles of selective laser sintering, also known as SLS 3D printing. Discover how SLS 3D printing works, the advantages of SLS techniques for rapid prototyping and low-production runs, and the various materials and options available that will suit your part or project.
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FDM Rapid Prototyping Service
What is rapid prototyping?
Rapid prototyping uses 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing processes to quickly develop 3D parts or assemblies for research and development and/or product testing.
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