Thermoforming for Prototype and Short-Run Applications

Thermoforming is a relatively simple manufacturing process that is inexpensive when compared to other plastic molding and forming methods. Although thermoforming is often associated with manufacturing of packaging items such as blister packs and disposable coffee cup lids, the cost and time advantages are realized in a broad spectrum of products in an equally broad […]

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Direct Digital Manufacturing Part One: What is Direct Digital Manufacturing

After 20 years, the future has become a reality. Additive fabrications technologies, which until recently have been relegated to rapid prototyping applications, have entered into the manufacturing realm. The use of additive fabrication processes is what differentiates direct digital manufacturing (DDM) from conventional manufacturing methods, and it is from these technologies that unique advantages and […]

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