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Video: Injection Molding Bosses, the Good and Bad
In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about how to design bosses for plastic parts.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Video: Sliding Shut-offs and Cams for Injection Molding
In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about two different ways to design a hole in a plastic part.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Video: Proto Labs Surface Finishes
In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal illustrates different surface finishes available when designing plastic parts for Protomold's Injection Molding Service.  
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Video: Proto Labs - Real Parts, Real Fast
Learn about Proto Labs fast prototying services CNC machined parts and injection molded parts.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Rapid Injection Molding
Rapid Injection Molding is done by injecting thermoplastic resins into a mold, just as is done in production injection molding.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
CNC Machining
With CNC machining a solid block of plastic is clamped into a CNC mill and cut into a finished part.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Poly-Jet
Poly-Jet (PJET) uses inkjet heads to jet a UV-curable material in very thin layers at high resolution.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Three Dimensional Printing
Three Dimensional Printing (3DP) uses an inkjet head and a water fusible material similar to “Plaster of Paris”. The machine lays down a thin layer of plaster powder; the inkjet head passes over and sprays tiny drops of water wherever so...
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Fused Deposition Modeling
The Fused Deposition Modelilng (FDM) process builds parts from the bottom up through the use of a computer controlled print head.
Article Published: 8/17/2011
Selective Laser Sintering
The Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process uses a laser to build parts by sintering (fusing) powdered material layer by layer from the bottom up.
Article Published: 8/17/2011

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