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A Guide to Rapid Prototyping in 2022

A Guide to Rapid Prototyping in 2022
A Guide to Rapid Prototyping in 2022
25 January 2022

What is Rapid Prototyping?    Rapid prototyping (RP) is referred to as a group of technologies used to create quick minimum viable product models, physical parts, or assemblies using three-dimensional...

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See us at Southern Manufacturing 2022
See us at Southern Manufacturing 2022
24 January 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...

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How Vital Auto Makes Concept Cars With Formlabs Printers
How Vital Auto Makes Concept Cars With Formlabs Printers
20 January 2022

 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...

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heliguy™ Has Lift-Off with 3D Printer Investment For Drones
heliguy™ Has Lift-Off with 3D Printer Investment For Drones
13 January 2022

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...

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Formlabs Releases ESD Resin For Static-Dissipative Parts
Formlabs Releases ESD Resin For Static-Dissipative Parts
7 January 2022

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...

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Formlabs' New Build Platform 2 Releases Parts Instantly
Formlabs' New Build Platform 2 Releases Parts Instantly
7 January 2022

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...

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Formlabs Launches Form 3+ and Form 3B+ 3D printers
Formlabs Launches Form 3+ and Form 3B+ 3D printers
6 January 2022

Formlabs has announced the Form 3+ and Form 3B+ 3D printers, upgraded versions of the hugely popular Form 3 and Form 3B. The new 3D printers print 20% - 40...

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Formlabs Start 2022 With 4 New Arrivals
Formlabs Start 2022 With 4 New Arrivals
4 January 2022

Formlabs have welcomed in 2022 with four announcements!   They have just revealed the newest iterations of their flagship 3D printers, the Form 3+ and the Form 3B+, along with...

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An Introduction to SLA Resins
An Introduction to SLA Resins
17 December 2021

Formlabs Elastic Resin SLA 3D printers use a UV laser to cure liquid resin into hardened plastic on the print bed, turning the liquid resin into a solid, three-dimensional...

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An Introduction to FFF/FDM Metals 
An Introduction to FFF/FDM Metals 
17 December 2021

In addition to plastics, some FFF/FDM 3D printers are capable of printing metal filaments providing the extruder is rated for metals, and the nozzle can be upgraded to hardened steel...

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An Introduction to FFF/FDM Plastics
An Introduction to FFF/FDM Plastics
13 December 2021

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is the simplest and most common additive manufacturing technology. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is the same thing, except it is a trademarked term owned by Stratasys...

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What Are Nozzles On 3D Printers?
What Are Nozzles On 3D Printers?
13 December 2021

Nozzles screw into the hot end of a 3D printer extruder, acting as the exit point for the melted thermoplastic filament. 3D printer nozzles are made from solid metal, featuring...

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Ensuring that you choose the right additive manufacturing solution for your application is our priority and we know that one size rarely fits all. Having a physical sample of a 3D printed part in your hand to show quality, material properties, durability and abilities can ultimately help the decision-making process.

We partner with a wide range of manufacturers with over 30 different printers between them, capable of printing in a variety materials from PLA to metal. As we have no ties to a single manufacturer, we are proud to able to provide expert impartial advice to you and samples from our printers direct to you to assess the print quality and material properties