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Carbon CLIP: Design Without Restrictions

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by The Technology House

Last year Carbon burst onto the scene with their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) 3D printing technology. We are part of a select group of companies who have been working with Carbon to push the boundaries of CLIP across various industries. And we could not be more excited about our new relationship with Carbon.  We…

How Can You Save Money on Your Next Molding Project?

Posted on: February 24th, 2016 by The Technology House

When you are ready to move your product to production, one of the last things you want is to have unexpected costs suddenly emerge. Below are a 3 simple tips to follow that you can you save money on your next molding project. Minimize Secondary Processes  Any processes outside the molding will require additional setups and…

TTH Case Study:Design to Production with CJP

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by The Technology House

Colorjet Printing (CJP) is the preferred 3D printing method for creating full-color models. That is why we used it for a recent Cleveland-themed magnet product line.  With the amazing range of colors, and quick production time, it was the perfect fit for these parts. The color and texture in these parts helps show the character and tradition in…

3 Things about 3D Printing Bureaus You Should Know

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by The Technology House

When you need to 3D print parts, you can either invest and utilize your own equipment, or order parts through a 3D printing bureau.  But, how do you know when it is best to leverage the 3D printing processes of a service provider compared to in-house capabilities?  Below are the top 3 reasons why customers have…

3 Steps To Make Your Tooling Project a Success

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by The Technology House

Moving your design from the prototype phase to production does not have to be an uphill battle.  There are some easy steps you can take to keep your product moving efficiently to production. 1.Create a Rapid Prototype Design First No designer has the “perfect tough” in that the design is correct the first time.  Even…

4 Simple Tips for Problem-Free Injection Molding

Posted on: January 12th, 2016 by The Technology House

When designing a part to be injection molded, you do not need to be an expert. Most molding issues we encounter could have been avoided by following four general guidelines. 1.Wall Thickness Consistency One of the most basic design parameters is to keep the wall thickness consistent. Parts with a uniform wall thickness will not…

Top 5 for 2015: We Posted Them, You Read Them

Posted on: December 29th, 2015 by The Technology House

As 2015 comes to an end, it is time for us to review what blog posts were most read in 2015.  The topics of these blogs ranged from 3D printed parts being used in a Formula One racing car to the benefits companies are seeing by doing production in the U.S. Afraid you missed out…

Can 3D Printing Show Realistic Details?

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by The Technology House

One request we consistently hear is “How can you make my prototypes in color?”  or “How realistic can you make my parts look?” Previously most colors would be applied in paint as a secondary operation, or colors would be represented through photo renderings. But now, TTH can 3D print parts in full color through  Color Jet…

SAE Racing Team Incorporates 3D print and Manufacturing in Car Design

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by The Technology House

This year, we are once again sponsoring the University of Akron’s SAE racing team.  We work with their team to 3D print and manufacture various parts that are used in the car.  We recently spoke with them to talk about this year’s plans and objectives. Who is the team composed of? Our team is composed…

What’s the Benefit of Metal-to-Plastic Conversion? Part II

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by The Technology House

As the old saying goes, “It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks”-Like converting metal parts to plastic. We discussed in our last blog, when done properly, parts converted from metal-to-plastic benefit from: -Cost reduction -Improve functionality -Design Freedom But what industries benefit from metal-to-plastic part conversion? Three of the major industries we have…