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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.

The definitive 3D Printing glossary
The definitive 3D printing glossary
A comprehensive glossary covering terms related to 3D Printing
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What is FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing? Explained by Hubs
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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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 3D-printed part or project.
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Additive Manufacturing Technologies: An Overview
Types of 3D printing
Learn about the main categories of additive manufacturing along with a detailed explanation of each of the 3D printing methods that currently exist in industry.
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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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Introduction to CNC machining
Introduction to CNC machining
Learn the basic principles and fundamental mechanics of CNC machining and how these relate to its key benefits & limitations.
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