Month: January 2022

A Guide to Rapid Prototyping in 2022

What is Rapid Prototyping?  Rapid prototyping (RP) is referred to as a group of specialised technologies that are used to make quick minimum viable product models, assemblies using three-dimensional CAD data, or physical parts. The technology that is implemented to create these prototypes is referred to as additive manufacturing or, interchangeably, 3D printing. The process …

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See us at Southern Manufacturing 2022

Additive-X are taking to the road for our first exhibition of 2022! We’ll be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022 in Farnborough at the International Exhibition Centre between the 8th and 10th of February.   We’ll have a selection of state-of-the-art desktop 3D printers on show, and our 3D printing specialists will be there to …

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How Vital Auto Makes Concept Cars With Formlabs Printers

 With the help of 3D Printing, Vital Auto, a UK industrial design studio, makes concept cars for some of the world’s biggest automakers. Founded in 2015, Vital Auto won its first gig to design the NIO EP9 for Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO. Since then, the company has worked for Volvo, McLaren, Nissan, and …

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heliguy™ Has Lift-Off with 3D Printer Investment For Drones

UK drone specialist heliguy™ is on a roll after receiving a grant from the £10.9 million Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project, which helped fund the purchase of 3D printers for the manufacturing facility. heliguy™ started out selling large remote-controlled helicopters capable of autonomous flight in 2009, moving into drones as demand for sophisticated drones for …

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Formlabs Releases ESD Resin For Static-Dissipative Parts

Formlabs has released a new ESD material for manufacturing static-dissipative parts, creating new 3D printing opportunities in electronics manufacturing. ESD Resin is formulated for electrical applications that demand durability. Manufacturers can print jigs and fixtures, casings, enclosures, holding trays, tubes and connectors in ESD Resin to precise specifications. Traditionally, jigs and fixtures are machined from …

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Formlabs’ New Build Platform 2 Releases Parts Instantly

When Formlabs introduced Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) with the Form 3, they significantly improved traditional SLA with more reliable technology. LFS addressed the biggest engineering challenge with inverted stereolithography; the significant forces exerted on parts during printing.  In traditional SLA, high peel forces make it difficult to remove intricate parts from support structures without breaking …

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