Engineering & Manufacturing

Keeping Trains Moving With Silicone 3D-Printed Parts

Train maintenance problems are becoming commonplace due to parts shortages and manufacturing constraints. Grounding a train is the last resort, but operators are faced with no alternative if serviceable parts are unavailable. A railway sector company recently faced this problem when the silicone boot seal for a train braking system got damaged and needed replacing. …

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Formlabs Announces Exciting New Engineering Materials

Formlabs has today announced 3 new resins for the Form 3 3D printer line-up. The resins – Rigid 10K, Rigid 4000, Draft Resin (updated formula) – offer outstanding performance and cover a wide range of potential applications. Here’s what you need to know: Rigid 10K – Ideal for short production runs – Suitable for industrial …

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How One 3D Printed Part Saved a Tool Manufacturer £26,000 Per Year

Identifying opportunities for improvement on the production line is never a one-off exercise. As manufacturers increase their output, they are forced into a continuous cycle of improvement to keep quality high. One of the bottlenecks manufacturers face is the equipment they use itself. Whether we’re talking about milling machines, lathes, drilling machines, ironworkers, blowing machines …

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3D Printing Replacement Legacy Parts That Can No Longer Be Sourced

We recently helped a pet food manufacturer modernise their manufacturing facility by introducing additive manufactured parts to their production line. Our customer, a European pet food manufacturer, was interested in 3D printing as a way to manufacture parts for their machines in-house. Their equipment was fitted with legacy parts that could no longer be sourced. …

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3D Printing in Engineering Education with Morrison Tech and Formlabs

Morrison Tech, formally Morrison Institute of Technology, is one of the leading engineering and computer science educational institutions in Colorado. They recently dispatched of their last manual drafting table, and in doing so, created a fully digital learning environment. Part of this includes 3D printers. The institution’s president, Chris Scott, has been with them since …

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