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PDF is Critical to Wide Format Workflow

When wide format PDFs don’t print correctly, users routinely point to their plotter as the culprit. The problem, however, may involve several elements in the PDF workflow.
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HP PageWide XL Technology vs Toner-based Printing Process

HP PageWide XL printing technology could very well be the beginning of the end for traditional toner-based print systems. This article is intended to help design professionals understand why HP’s PageWide process is the most transformative innovation in wide format in 20 years. Feeling the Heat? Traditional, toner-based LED printers must generate high temperatures as
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3D Printing & Total Cost of Ownership

3D Print & Total Cost of Ownership

3D Print & Total Cost of Ownership The Evolution to Lower Per Part Cost Author: Kevin Carr – MasterGraphics   The recent introductions from both HP and Carbon have not only affected how we can produce functional parts in new print processes but they are also approaching the investment in two very distinct ways.  Carbon
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Turret Lathe

Markforged Helps Turret Lathe Improve Their Workflows

Why are machine shops and tooling departments leading the way as early adopters of 3D Printing for prototyping and end use parts? Spoiler alert – they’re drastically reducing costs and boosting their competitive advantage. Such was the case for one company, Turret Lathe Specialists. Watch the video below to see what happened when they implemented Markforged
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Basic Design for 3D Printing

Basic Design for 3D Printing

This pre-recorded Webinar will teach you why 3D printed parts warp, how to design unit tests, and other key topics to efficiently design your parts for 3D printing. To learn more about Markforged products, CLICK HERE
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StemCell

Obtaining high quality content to flush out a rendered image is a time consuming and frequently annoying endeavor. There are several aggregators of content but price and content quality varies widely by site and even within a given site. This problem has only compounded with the growing use of game engines and VR as the
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STL repair with Netfabb

Netfabb basic is a free software designed with 3D printing in mind. I use it to check and automatically repair bad STL files before printing. The last thing I want is to have a large build fail half way through, wasting time and print material. It also has the ability to open over 20 different
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Large Format 3D Printing

One of the major limitations with additive manufacturing is the ability to print large parts. Most 3D printing technologies have a relatively small print bed that requires larger parts to be sectioned and then attached together. There are issues with printing large parts in sections. The first problem is that it can be difficult to
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How to Vacuum Form: 3D Printing Thermoforming Guide

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process used to shape thin sheets of thermoplastics common in the packaging, medical, industrial design and automotive industries. A wide variety of everyday items are created using thermoforming, from takeout containers to RC cars. Vacuum forming is a type of thermoforming that uses thin sheets of special plastic and a vacuum.
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