Digital manufacturing is a complex topic. There’s always more to learn, especially as designers and engineers develop astounding new technologies and manufacturing processes evolve (and automate). The more you know about manufacturing technologies like 3D printing , CNC machining , injection molding and sheet metal fabrication , the better equipped you are to design products that can be manufactured easily and at the price point that works for you.
We work with a global network of manufacturing partners operating four major technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) , Stereolithography (SLA) , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) . Through our vetted manufacturing network, we can produce parts using specialized 3D printers such as the Stratasys Fortus line, EOS P390, Markforged Mark 2, HP MJF 5210, 3D Systems Project and Viper line. So no matter what kinds of parts you need, we have access to the ideal technologies for your designs.
The manufacturing knowledge in this resource will help you develop products faster and more cost-efficiently, advising on custom part sourcing for any stage of the innovation process. Whether you’re creating an initial prototype, sourcing parts for a more functional prototype, looking to scale toward full production or making parts to bring an older product back to life, the Knowledge Base is here to guide you.