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3D Printing Helps to Support Truck Manufacturers

3D printing continues to be beneficial for a variety of different industries across the globe. Below are just a few examples of how 3D printing is currently helping truck manufacturers. Replacement truck parts are eventually going to be printed on demand for both older and discontinued model trucks (Marsh). For example, in September Mercedes-Benz announced […]

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FULLY FUNCTIONAL

A real advantage you get when using 3D Fixtures for your 3D printing needs is having the ability to print real moving parts. From bearings to pulleys, we are able to print almost any moving part as a prototype for you to be able to visualize as an end-use product. Here is a crankshaft assembly […]

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3D Innovation in the Medical Industry

Today, the world’s first entirely 3D printed wheelchair was publicized by Benjamin Hubert who works at Layer’s design agency. The wheelchair has not officially launched yet but is expected to at the Clerkenwell Design Week in London. The main idea behind the creation of this design was to help improve the life of everyday wheelchair […]

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Repurposing Old Equipment Using 3D Printing

3D printing can help repurpose unused or outdated pieces of equipment and give them a new life. This can apply to many different industries. One firm that has taken advantage of 3D printing for this process comes from the Printed Circuit Board industry. In this case, Sunstone Circuits was faced with new customers having unique […]

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Product Development Case Study – Smartwatch

At 3D Fixtures, we believe that 3D printing can improve the product development and production process in a number of ways – but we also know that complex projects will always demand more than just one kind of manufacturing technique to come to full fruition. That’s why we recently undertook a project with our sister […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Can you 3D Print a Car?

If you’ve been reading our blog and have seen our other frequently asked questions, you’ve probably noticed a pattern, and this question is no exception. 3D Printed automobiles are a subject of intense ongoing research and development, with a lot of future potential but only limited success at the moment. In other words, it remains […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Can you 3D Print a House?

Another question we often hear a 3D Fixtures is “Can you 3D print a house?” While that’s not a service we offer here, it is the subject of a lot of industry interest and research. 3D printing has been used to produce architectural models since the early days. Echoing the process that has been underway for some […]

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Beyond Prototyping: 3D Printing Applications in Molding

Prototyping has always been considered the “main” use for 3D printing. Building a design quickly, without the need to invest time and money in tooling, allowed for significant decrease in product development times, and provided new opportunities to refine designs based on testing and user feedback before committing to production tooling. Today concept models, functional […]

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