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Shukla Medical: Using 3D Printing to Get Tools in Surgeon’s Hands Faster

The breakdown Challenge Shukla Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of aerospace manufacturer S.S. White Technologies, designs and manufactures universal orthopedic implant removal tools such as the Xtract-All® Spine Universal Spinal Implant Removal System (see cover image). Their products are used by surgeons worldwide to efficiently take out old implants before replacing them with new ones… Read more »

Designing a Carbon Fiber Bike

Introduction When I am not installing Markforged printers or teaching customers SOLIDWORKS, I do long distance charity rides. These are often 50, 75, or 100 miles in 1 or 2 days. In order to ride these distances, I need to have a bike that’s both comfortable and fast. My ride of choice is a short… Read more »

Metal 3D Printed Conformally-Cooled Injection Mold Increases Production Rate by 30%

Large temperature variations in an injection molding cooling cycle can dramatically increase the risk of parts warping. When tests of a conventionally designed and manufactured injection molded automotive duct yielded temperature fluctuations of 132˚C throughout the process, B & J Specialty, Inc. recommended conformally-cooled mold inserts to its client for more even cooling. To achieve… Read more »

PPI-Time Zero Prints High Value Reusable Packaging with ProJet® MJP 2500

Contract manufacturer PPI-Time Zero promises its customers performance, precision and integrity. As part of its process to deliver reliable, high quality components and products to military, aerospace, medical, controls and instrumentation markets, PPI-Time Zero does a lot of prototyping. According to Germ Orndorff, Senior Advanced Engineering Manager at PPI, prototyping plays an important role in… Read more »