The Stages of Product Development

By |2020-11-11T16:56:47-05:00November 11th, 2020|Product Development|

The Stages of Product Development Developing a concept into a product may seem daunting, especially since some projects can take weeks, months, or even years to complete depending on their scope. To make it less overwhelming, we’ve broken down the product development process into four key stages. This general model can be adapted to [...]

Challenges of Product Development

By |2020-08-25T16:31:59-05:00August 25th, 2020|Product Development|

Challenges of Product Development Successful product development can lead to a variety of benefits. Before these benefits can be enjoyed, however, certain challenges must be addressed during the development process. In this article, we’ll discuss the most prominent challenges of product development and best practices to navigate each. With these approach strategies, you will [...]

Benefits of Product Development

By |2020-07-27T14:11:44-05:00July 27th, 2020|Product Development|

Benefits of Product Development Careful product development can yield a desirable, competitive product for the market. While multiple external factors may still influence the product’s level of success, a well-developed, in-demand product may reap a multitude of benefits. In this article, we’ll discuss some possible benefits of good product development, including how it can [...]

Infill for FDM 3D Printing

By |2020-03-17T19:03:38-05:00March 17th, 2020|3D Printing|

Infill for FDM 3D Printing FDM 3D printed parts are not always made solid. Rather, with this printing method, parts can be made varying degrees of hollow to help control the print time, cost, and weight of the part. This is done by altering the infill percentage of a part on the FDM 3D [...]

Post-Processing: Removing Supports

By |2020-03-06T17:37:44-05:00February 21st, 2020|3D Printing|

Post-Processing: Removing Supports  This blog post is part of our Post-Processing series. For more information on post-processing, check out our articles on assembling and smoothing and coloring and coating. The majority of 3D printing projects require some type of support structure to be successfully printed. Understanding how to safely remove these support structures can [...]

Post-Processing: Assembling & Smoothing

By |2020-03-06T17:36:48-05:00February 28th, 2020|3D Printing|

Post-Processing: Assembling & Smoothing  This blog post is part of our Post-Processing series. For more information on post-processing, check out our articles on removing supports and coloring and coating. Post-processing 3D printed parts often involves multiple finishing methods to make the part look and feel how you want. In this article, we’ll cover the finishing [...]

Post-Processing: Coloring & Coating

By |2020-03-06T17:34:16-05:00March 6th, 2020|3D Printing|

Post-Processing: Coloring & Coating This blog post is part of our Post-Processing series. For more information on post-processing, check out our articles on removing supports and assembling and smoothing.  Most 3D printed parts go through various stages of post-processing to attain the look and feel you desire. In this article, we’ll discuss the finishing [...]

On-Demand 3D Printing

By |2020-02-12T17:36:49-05:00February 12th, 2020|3D Printing|

On-Demand 3D Printing 3D printing can be a great way to manufacture your parts. Particularly, when used on an as-needed basis, it can help increase efficiency and better cater to demand. In this article, we’ll discuss how on-demand 3D printing works, the pros and cons of it, and if it’s right for you.   How [...]

Parametric vs. Direct Modeling

By |2020-01-31T14:26:46-05:00January 31st, 2020|3D Scanning|

Parametric vs. Direct Modeling  There are two approaches to creating CAD: parametric modeling and direct modeling. Both are useful for different aspects of the design process and can make your model creation much smoother. In this article, we’ll discuss the characteristics of both approaches, how they are made, and how the two compare to [...]

Mesh vs. CAD

By |2020-01-24T19:19:43-05:00January 24th, 2020|3D Scanning|

Mesh vs. CAD When it comes to 3D digital models, it can be a bit confusing to know which model or file type you need. The two primary types of models you will encounter are meshes and CAD files. In this article, we’ll break down the difference between both model types and explain how [...]