Metals http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8236/more en Electroformed Metal Housing Sharpens Focus of Camera Probes http://machinedesign.com/metals/electroformed-metal-housing-sharpens-focus-camera-probes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By switching from a machined camera retainer to a precision electroformed component, a manufacturer of imaging equipment has improved</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/electroformed-metal-housing-sharpens-focus-camera-probes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/electroformed-metal-housing-sharpens-focus-camera-probes#comments White Papers Metals Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:40:00 +0000 40671 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing "failed" metal bellows? Consider these reverse engineering guidelines. http://machinedesign.com/metals/replacing-failed-metal-bellows-consider-these-reverse-engineering-guidelines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Servometer's time saving reverse engineering guidelines have made finding replacement metal bellows components</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/replacing-failed-metal-bellows-consider-these-reverse-engineering-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/replacing-failed-metal-bellows-consider-these-reverse-engineering-guidelines#comments White Papers Metals Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 35511 at http://machinedesign.com Metal Prototyping Methods http://machinedesign.com/metals/metal-prototyping-methods <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the common methods of making metal prototypes? 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Powder metal parts are complex so they cut weight, yet they can be produced in large quantities and have proven higher strength and quality over 3D-printed parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs#comments Automotive Medical Metals Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 39461 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Goes Big-Time for Small Production Runs http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Increasingly sophisticated 3D printers and materials are changing industries by letting OEMs make end-use plastic parts on demand, before traditional tooling gets set up. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers worldwide use additive manufacturing to build prototypes, but now 3D printing is finding use in short-run manufacturing for plastic production parts made in small to medium quantities where traditional tooling isn’t up to speed.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs#comments 3D Printing Metals Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:49:00 +0000 39241 at http://machinedesign.com Making Alloys More Like Bamboo to Increase their Strength http://machinedesign.com/metals/making-alloys-more-bamboo-increase-their-strength <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers are making alloys more like bamboo to increase their strength.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/making-alloys-more-bamboo-increase-their-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/making-alloys-more-bamboo-increase-their-strength#comments Metals Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 39191 at http://machinedesign.com Injection Molding Design Guide--The Applications and Technologies of Injection Molding http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to effectively design your files to optimize performance of our Injection Molding process. 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