10 Additive Manufacturing Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Re3DTech Team on 6/23/21 12:01 PM


At Re3DTech, we’re committed to helping our customers better understand additive manufacturing. We use our LAYER3D blog to peel back the layers of the 3D printing industry and explore all topics relating to this incredible technology.

Today, we’re rounding up 10 of our favorite blog posts from the last several months. If you missed them the first time around, now’s your chance to catch up.

And if at any point you decide you’re ready to use 3D printing for your next project, go ahead and request a quote!

Introduction to 3D Printing

If you’re new to 3D printing, or just want to learn more about this Industry 4.0 technology, these blog posts are for you. We explore specific Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) best practices, common technologies and materials, and more. We even bust common myths about 3D printing.

What Makes a Good 3D Printed Part?

Are you interested in 3D printing services but uncertain how to optimize your design for this additive manufacturing technology? It’s important to know design and manufacturing best practices so you can walk away with a high-quality, cost-effective part that exceeds your expectations.

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Introduction to Common Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Materials

Are you confused by what seems like dozens of different acronyms depicting 3D printing material types and technologies? You’re certainly not alone.

When you work with Re3DTech, we’ll guide you through the sea of acronyms, recommending the ideal additive manufacturing technology and material for your specific application.

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5 Common Objections to 3D Printing in Additive Manufacturing

We’ve compiled a list of the 5 most common objections to using 3D printing in additive manufacturing, and our responses as a 3D printing services provider.

If you’ve been wanting to try 3D printing but have been met with resistance from inside your company, take the opportunity to share this information with your manager or your team.

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How Heat-Set Inserts Improve Your 3D Printed Part

When you need threads in a 3D printed part, you've got two main approaches: design the threads in the part or use heat-set inserts.

If you are going to connect parts together one time, then designing the threads in the part is a good option. If the parts will be put together and taken apart multiple times, heat-set inserts are the answer.

We recommend using metal heat-set inserts.

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An additive manufacturing company is only as good as the technology it uses. We’re proud to use HP and Markforged 3D printing technologies at Re3DTech. Discover why these companies are the industry leading experts for their respective categories of polymers and composites/metals.

HP MJF Brings 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

There are three components necessary to manufacture at scale: material, mechanical properties, and speed. Traditional 3D printing had the first two requirements, but the speed component was missing.

HP MJF technology puts all three components in place, paving the way for more opportunities in production additive manufacturing.

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What Sets Markforged Metal Printing Apart from DMLS?

In the world of 3D metal printing, not all technologies are created equal.

While DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) is the most mature printing technology, the lesser known Markforged ADAM (Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing) is a better alternative for certain types of metal parts.

What makes Markforged ADAM so special? And how does it differ from a more traditional DMLS approach? Learn why we prefer to use this technology whenever possible.

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How Re3DTech Makes 3D Printed Composite Parts Smoother Than Ever

We offer comprehensive post-processing services to give our 3D printed parts an aesthetically pleasing, finished look. But our customers are often wary of using Markforged composite materials like Onyx because of how notoriously difficult it has been to achieve a perfect surface finish. . . until now!

Thanks to AMT’s innovative PostPro 3D technology, we can post-process parts made from Onyx and other composite materials like never before, promising customers customer-quality parts comparable to those produced by injection molding.

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At Re3DTech, we’re always expanding our capabilities to deliver the most effective 3D printing material choices to our customers. Learn more about the common plastics, composites, and metals we work with.

Polypropylene Isn’t Just for Injection Molding Anymore

Providers of 3D printing services have long recognized the value of polypropylene. But it wasn’t until HP debuted its own polypropylene that this material became material viable for 3D printing applications.

When combined with HP’s high-volume production capabilities, 3D printing services become a major competitor to injection molding.

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Re3DTech Partners with Markforged to Offer Onyx ESD for the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Onyx ESD is a new, high-strength 3D printing material that improves business responsiveness for electronics manufacturers by producing high-quality, electrostatic discharge (ESD) rated parts on demand.

The material was released in December 2020. Onyx ESD not only meets the specific requirements for electronics manufacturers, it also produces high-strength parts using Markforged’s patented composite technology.

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Why 3D Printing Services Are Ideal for Copper Parts

Do you need a custom copper heat sink or busbar for your next project but you are struggling to find a qualified supplier? Leverage the power of quick turn 3D printing on the Markforged Metal X to access the unique thermal and electrical properties of copper.

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At Re3dTech, we believe that 3D printing will repatriate and revitalize our manufacturing industry – and is the future of American manufacturing! RE3DTECH provides 3D printing and contract manufacturing services with a commitment to quality, speed, and customer service. We supply thousands of parts to customers every week in industries including Healthcare, Automotive, and Aerospace. It is our mission to provide a custom solution to our customers’ needs.

Leveraging our production additive manufacturing technologies, we have the in-house expertise and capabilities to help lead your company down the path of additive. Take advantage of the advances in 3D printing to improve your manufacturing - contact us today to see how we can help!

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