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Read these practical tips about how to design parts for different purposes, from prototyping aerospace parts to manufacturing end-use consumer products in full-production runs.


How do you manufacture parts for functional prototyping?
What is a functional prototype, and how do you most effectively create one? This article covers the purpose of functional prototypes, common materials, manufacturing processes used to create them, tips on reducing cost and lead times, and more.
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Beyond prototyping: What 3D printing technologies work for bridge and higher volume production?
Are you interested in taking 3D printing to the next level? Learn about the 3D printing technologies that are best suited for bridge and high-volume production.
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How to manufacture parts for industrial machinery
Manufacturing parts for industrial machines requires special attention, as their performance directly impacts productivity. Find out about the industrial parts our customers manufacture, the materials used to create them, design considerations, and more.
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How to manufacture legacy parts
Older systems and equipment sometimes require parts that are no longer on the market. Because legacy parts can be tricky to source, manufacturing your own can be an ideal solution. Find out about manufacturing processes for legacy parts, selecting the right materials and tips for maintaining compatibility with existing infrastructure.
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How to manufacture electronics components
These are the steps involved in manufacturing electronics, as well as recommended technologies and materials used to create them.
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How to manufacture consumer products
These are the steps involved in manufacturing consumer products, as well as recommended technologies and materials used to create them.
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