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Mounting: Dampers

Published: 10/18

Should dampers be mounted rod up or rod down?

How to Use Multi Jet Fusion for Functional 3D-Printed Parts

Published: 07/21

Technology giant HP has developed and launched Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), an industrial-grade 3D printing technology that quickly and accurately produces functional prototypes and end-use parts for a variety of applications. Protolabs served as one of ...


9 Cosmetic Defects and How to Avoid Them

Published: 06/21

As with any manufacturing process, injection moulding comes with its own set of design guidelines, and design engineers who understand these best practices will increase their chances of developing structurally sound and cosmetically appealing parts ...

A Closer Look at Material Properties

Published: 05/21

When you design a part, much of its functionality will depend on obvious factors like its shape, size, wall thicknesses, locations of connection points, and so on. Less obvious but equally important will be the characteristics of the material from ...

Tips to Reduce Injection Moulding Costs

Published: 03/21

Everyone wants to save money on manufactured parts. It sounds simple, but one of the easiest ways to reduce price-per-piece cost in injection moulding is by increasing part quantity.

Why Material Science is Key to Part Interaction

Published: 02/21

Even a perfectly designed injection-moulded part can fail if manufactured from the wrong material, and with literally hundreds of thermoplastics and elastomers to choose from, it’s often difficult to know which ones will meet the application’s ...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing 3D Printed Parts

Published: 01/21

Designers and engineers are increasingly turning to industrial-grade 3D printing (additive manufacturing) for high-quality prototypes and end-use production parts. And 3D printing options abound. At Protolabs, we offer five additive methods: direct ...

New Seamless SOLIDWORKS Workflow with Proven Advanced Simulation (Abaqus) and Faster Collaboration

Published: 12/20

When I was a teenager in the late 80s, I was interested in photography (these days referred to as old-school photography). I bought my first camera, a second-hand Minolta SRT, all manual, without electronics and automation. It was a high-quality ...

New Assembly Productivity Tools in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Published: 12/20

New productivity tools for assemblies in SOLIDWORKS® 2021 give you better control over your assembly designs. You will find more streamlined tools to help you assemble, pattern, and analyze your assemblies. This blog will highlight just a few of the ...