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  • Architectural Firms
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Markforged Application Spotlight: Humanetics Thermoset Mold

The Breakdown: Strength and Precision Humanetics uses a Markforged X7 to print molds for thermoset plastics. Extreme Environments Each mold must withstand significant clamping force while heated to 220° F Fast Lead Times Onyx and HSHT printed molds replaced an inefficient, out-of-house silicone process. Massive Savings 4x CHEAPER | 2.5x FASTER Humanetics prints molds 4x… Read more »

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 »