Zip manufacturer YKK Europe now 3D printing prototypes and spare parts

Zip manufacturer YKK Europe now 3D printing prototypes and spare parts

YKK Europe, a haberdashery manufacturer of zips, hook-and-loop tapes, plastic buckles, snaps and buttons is now using a Stratasys Object 350 Connex 3D printer for fast R&D and prototyping. YKK, based in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, is 3D printing die-block inserts for injection molding, oversize zip teeth, slider mechanisms, and spare parts. Molding and tooling Prior […]

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Trends in Additive Manufacturing for end-use production with Shapeways

Trends in Additive Manufacturing for end-use production with Shapeways

3D Printing Industry is taking an in depth look at how additive manufacturing is moving to production. Over the coming weeks the results of interviews with industry leading practitioners will be published. This article is part of a series examining Trends in Additive Manufacturing for End-Use Production . Blair Georgakas is Senior Materials Product Manager […]

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Tiny speaker design delivers 200x the bass

Tiny speaker design delivers 200x the bass

Schematic and photo of the 3D-printed enclosure designed to change the environment around a sound source and greatly enhances the power of low-frequency sounds There are plenty of speakers that promise a big sound from a compact package but fail to deliver. The problem is one of physics, but a new device could finally see […]

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