White Papers From Automotive Design & Production



Accelerating Manufacturing: FDM Technology Speeds Automobile Restoration, Customization and Production

From RedEyeOnDemand

Turning a 1968 Fastback into a GT500E-inspired Mustang took more than a little elbow grease. A 3D scan of the Mustang was the first in a series of eight steps leading to a model that could be produced with rapid prototyping. Nine components were created: two pair of side scoops, two hood scoops, front grill, rear bumper and center console. For the steps from sketch to finished product, click on the link above.

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Choosing A Prototyping Process

An overview and selection guide of prototyping processes for product development applications.

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Design Moldability

A quick-reference user guide for rapid injection molding for engineers and designers.

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Protomold Injection Molding Services

Protomold provides injection molded prototypes, production parts or bridge tooling in as little as 1 business day.

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Prototype Positions Backwater Paddles for Big Box Success

The switch to plastic allows this designer to make a better shallow water paddle.

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Firstcut CNC Machining Services

Firstcut is can deliver fully machined prototypes, parts, tooling and other "one-off" projects in as little as a day.

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Proto Labs Company Overview

Proto Labs specializes in fast delivery of functional parts for prototyping, testing, or short-run production of CNC machined and injection molded parts.

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