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Metal & Plastic 3D Printing Compared

June 06, 2019

You’re probably thinking it…How could plastic 3D printing ever hope to compete with metal? Metal is often thought of as stronger than plastic, more durable, higher quality – to name a few. So isn’t the battle of metal vs. plastic 3D printing already over before it starts?

Copy Of -3D Printing: The Total Cost of Ownership

January 17, 2019

3D printer manufacturers don’t always communicate the full cost of owning their products. Discover 3D printing’s full cost breakdown, so you can avoid any hidden costs. In this free document, Ultimaker goes behind the printer’s price tag to list all the 3D printing workflow costs that you should expect to pay. 

Copy Of -Inside A World Leading 3D Printing Factory

January 17, 2019

Since the inception of 3D printing in the early 1980s, mass production has been viewed as the technology’s holy grail. But for more than a decade, while other companies have teased the possibility of full-production 3D printing of sneakers, eyeglasses, toys and other objects, Switzerland-based Sonova, the world’s leading hearing care solutions provider, has quietly been doing it. Today, the company runs several of the world’s largest and most sophisticated 3D printing factories.  Download the case study to learn more.

How Ultimaker Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications

December 07, 2018

The world’s leading businesses use 3D printing to speed up product development cycles and cut manufacturing costs. The edge 3D printers give over more costly alternatives for rapid prototyping has been clear for decades. Print a design, evaluate the concept, iterate. For visual validation of your designs, using a 3D printer is an easy win.

But if you stop and look around your design studio or production line, you will probably see a lot more parts and products that you could be made with a 3D printer.

This white paper is designed to help you understand the possibilities of those parts and products that can be made with 3D printing.

3D Printing Interview

July 20, 2018

See what our co-founder, Mindy Beegle, has to say about the future of 3D Printing.

Getting Started With Office 3D Printing

July 12, 2018

This white paper is designed to support businesses that are considering the potential of 3D printing as an in-house tool.

The aim is to highlight how and why 3D printing can be more widely adopted in-house to enable improved product development cycles and reduced cost through more agile design and prototyping operations. This is not necessarily as intimidating, or as cost-intensive, as might be imagined and this white paper will illustrate how to leverage these opportunities and provide insight into how this can realistically be achieved.

Accuracy Vs. Resolution

August 30, 2017

Who sells the most accurate 3D printers? Are accuracy and resolution the same thing? What does resolution mean in 3D printing? Is there a relationship between accuracy and resolution? Where does tolerance fit in? When considering final dimensional part accuracy, what matters most: X, Y or Z? Yes, there is certainly a lot of confusion about accuracy in 3D printing and, unfortunately, a lot of potential customers are deliberately spun in circles on the issue.

As a 3D printer manufacturer since 2002 ― known for delivering best-in-class accuracy and surface finish, EnvisionTEC believes in giving customers the facts so they can make informed decisions.  This white paper helps "un-spin" the issue.

Advanced DLP Technology

June 19, 2017

Not all forms of 3D printing are created equal—and that truth is also evident to the visible eye within individual 3D printing processes as well.

Novices may debate whether SLA or DLP is the superior technology. But EnvisionTEC’s team of global engineers — additive manufacturing and software leaders — have developed exclusive, patent-protected processes for 3D printers that deliver fast, smooth and accurate builds, with accuracy down to 10 microns.

In this white paper, EnvisionTEC shares the technical details of why it’s DLP printers are at least twice as good as its competitors when using the same HD projectors.

3D Printing 101 - Stay Flat & Parallel

May 26, 2017

In an effort to shortcut the cost of making a 3D printer, some low-cost 3D printer manufacturers offer bouncy material trays that don’t allow for a consistent exposure layer.

Essentially, these printers leave their customers, often first-time users of 3D printing technology, building parts on a trampoline: a flexible film that can bounce both up and down during build projects.

This cost-saving shortcut can significantly distort part accuracy and surface finish. It also increases the chances of a print failure, where the printed object doesn’t stick to the build plate.

Learn more in this white paper about why EnvisionTEC, with 15 years of experience in inventing and making 3D printers, invests so heavily in its material tray, which is made of optical glass and a machined aluminum frame, to deliver superior print quality and reliability.

The Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing For Manufacturing & Production

May 12, 2017

In this paper from EnvisionTEC, learn the difference between SLA, DLP and 3SP for additive manufacturing in a large build envelope when high accuracy, repeatability, reliability and throughput are required.
SLA has inherent difficulties building large parts that are expensive to correct with galvo mirrors, optical systems and multiple laser systems.

See why DLP and a new method called 3SP offer more economical solutions that are also faster for production.

Manufacturers who require large build envelopes, for large parts or a series of smaller parts, are adopting 3SP rapidly as a replacement for expensive SLA systems.

Dimension Works To Host Lunch & Learn in Gainesville, Florida

August 31, 2016

3D Printing For Manufacturing

3D Printing continues to change the way manufacturers go to market.  In an industry where new advancements seem to come every day, it may be tough to figure out where to start with 3D Printing. If you're in Engineering, Design or Manufacturing, please join us for a free Lunch & Learn to discuss real-life, every-day applications of 3D Printing for manufacturing.

PRESS RELEASE: 3D Printing Hits The Major Leauges

April 13, 2016

Dimension Works printed new batting helmet logos for the LA Dodgers.  Read more about it.

Dimension Works To Host Lunch & Learn

April 08, 2016

3D Printing For Manufacturing

3D Printing continues to change the way manufacturers go to market.  In an industry where new advancements seem to come every day, it may be tough to figure out where to start with 3D Printing. If you're in Engineering, Design or Manufacturing, please join us for a free Lunch & Learn to discuss real-life, every-day applications of 3D Printing for manufacturing.

More About Dimension Works

November 17, 2015

Dimension Works founders, Jeff and Mindy Beegle, were featured on the cover of Innovation Ocala.  Read about their start and their vision for customer growth.

Ask Tough Questions Before Buying A 3D Printer

October 12, 2015

As you start your search for the right printer, you find you have plenty of choices to navigate.  But how do you know which one is right for your application?  Can you trust that the machine will deliver?  Here are few questions to think about before you buy.

EnvisionTEC Announces EGlass

May 05, 2015

EnvisionTEC delivers clarity to your 3D printing project with new E-Glass.

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