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

Posted on: November 5th, 2015 by The Technology House

We have encountered a lot of customers that have been more active over the past few years of converting existing metal parts to plastic parts. With the proper design, plastic parts can be just as strong as metal parts.  There are three major benefits on why this conversion is done: cut costs, improve functionality, and…

How Did Being an Early Adopter of 3D Printing Help Us?

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by The Technology House

Nearly 20 years ago we started with 3 guys and 1 3D printing machine. Curious on where we are now, and where we think the 3D printing industry is headed? Read one of the latest articles in Crain’s to find out.

What is the Difference Between High and Normal SLA Resolution?

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by The Technology House

We are often asked what options one has in SLA resolution. The answer is simple, normal resolution and high resolution. And deciding which option is best for you is simple as well. Normal resolution prints parts at .005” layers, and high resolution prints parts at .002” layers. Here is a part that we printed in…

5 Urethane Design Tips

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by The Technology House

When using cast urethane, it is important to ensure that your part is designed properly. If not, then the part may not mold properly, thus jeopardizing your part functionality and lead time. But do you know what some of the major design pitfalls are? Or what the major guidelines are you should follow? Here are…

When it’s Best to Choose Urethane Molding

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

Urethane molding is used mainly for prototype, bridge, and lower volume production runs. The process by which urethane—or, polyurethane—molding is done is similar to other types of manufacturing such as injection molding. The big differences come in the overall cost and cycle time as urethane molding is a type of soft tooling manufacturing method rather…

What is Durometer? How is Durometer Used?

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by The Technology House

Durometer describes the instrument used to measure hardness, as well as the material’s hardness. Durometer is measured by the depth of an indentation into the material under a standardized force. Softer material will allow a deeper indentation, while harder materials will allow the opposite. Common scales used today in casting are Shore A and Shore D.…

The Ultimate 3D Printing Glossary/Acronyms Handbook

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015 by The Technology House

Confused by all the jargon and abbreviations used in 3D printing? Allow us to help you alleviate your confusion. Our 3D Printing Glossary/Acronyms Handbook is full of useful, interesting and free information.  We created this handbook based off our expertise and industry standards as a tool to help you. Finally, feel free to Like, Share and…

Quality Management: Quality Leadership 100

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by The Technology House

The Quality Leadership 100 in Quality Magazine recognizes many top-performing plants and facilities for their dedication to quality. Quality Magazine notes that the results are “evaluated on continuous improvement and internal quality programs in place; contribution to quality to profitability and shareholder value; average number of hours monthly that employees receive quality training; scrap and…

3 Takeaways from R3D @ Tri-C

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by The Technology House

Cuyahoga Community College, Tri-C, held last month its inaugural regional 3D printing and additive manufacturing, conference called R3D@Tri-C.  This two day event featured informative seminars, workshops led by prominent experts, and plenty of networking opportunities.  We were fortunate to participate in this event, and below are our takeaways: The Industry Focus is Shifting Towards Production.…

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend R3D @ Tri-C

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by The Technology House

R3D@Tri-C, the Regional 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, will be held on June 18 and 19, 2015.  This two day event will be held at Tri-C’s Advanced Technology Training Center in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio. But how do you know if this event is right for you?  Below are three quick reasons on why you should…