April News: Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop, New Online Resources, and More

April 26, 2019

We had an eventful April this month at RapidMade and have a few new offerings to tell you about! Keep reading to find out more.

urethane casting info

We kicked off the month by collaborating with HP to host our first ever Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop. We had over 30 customers and manufacturers come by our Tigard facility to learn about designing products for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing. The team from HP did an awesome job teaching everyone how to get the most out of additive manufacturing for their business. In particular, they focused on how 3D printing can fit into full production runs, not just prototypes and product development.

In addition to the HP team’s informative presentation, a few RapidMade team members led a section on creating 3D printed tooling for other technologies like thermoforming and urethane casting. 3D printing can dramatically reduce cost and production time for other technologies by quickly producing tooling that would otherwise take weeks to create.

It was great to get to meet so many people doing exciting things with additive manufacturing and to get to show off our facilities! If you weren’t able to attend but would like to learn more about Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), you’re in luck! We recently published a brand-new DfAM guide this month that has everything you need to get started with your 3D printed design. We also created a Thermoforming Design for Manufacturing (DFM) guide to give some general guidelines to using this useful manufacturing technology.

In other news, we are introducing two new materials for our Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) services: ESD ABS and ASA. ESD ABS is an electrostatic dissipative plastic the protects parts against electrostatic discharge. It has many applications in electronics and beyond. ASA is a highly UV-resistant plastic that is great for creating long-lasting parts for outdoor use that will be exposed to lots of sunlight. Check out all of our 3D printing materials here to learn more about the range of options we offer.

As always, our engineers and sales representatives are here to help with all of your questions, so feel free to reach out for more information on any of our manufacturing and engineering services. If you’ve got a project that you’d like to work with RapidMade on, get started today with a free quote in 24 hours or less using our quick quote tool by clicking below.

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