Category Archives: functional prototyping

CNC machining vs. 3D printing in 3ERP prototypes

3E Rapid Prototyping (3ERP) is an ISO9001-2015 quality certified manufacturer based in Zhongshan City, China. With expertise covering functional prototyping and end-use applications, 3ERP envisions a future where CNC machining and 3D printing work side by side to meet a variety of customer needs. The growing demand for prototyping services 3ERP started commercial operations in […]

XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

Composite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes. In tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests. Owens Corning, a leading supplier of glass fiber for composites, has developed the XSTRAND™ line of fiberglass 3D printer filaments to fulfil manufacturing’s demand for functional […]

3DGence INDUSTRY F340 PLA to PEEK 3D printer

3D printed PEEK is considered to be one of the greatest challenges to fused filament fabrication (FFF). With an extreme print temperature of 500°C, it can be tricky to maintain the appropriate environment for 3D printing such a high-grade thermoplastic and standard favourite of the aerospace industry. Luckily, 3DGence is an industrial printer manufacturer with […]

3DGence INDUSTRY F340 PLA to PEEK 3D printer

3D printed PEEK is considered to be one of the greatest challenges to fused filament fabrication (FFF). With an extreme print temperature of 500°C, it can be tricky to maintain the appropriate environment for 3D printing such a high-grade thermoplastic and standard favourite of the aerospace industry. Luckily, 3DGence is an industrial printer manufacturer with […]

Zortrax introduces new, resilient, flexible and convenient 3D printing filaments

3D Printing Industry first previewed the Inventure 3D printer at the Zortrax Experience Conference in June. At launch, the Inventure was capable of working with Z-PLA, Z-PETG, and Z-SUPPORT materials. The company has since expanded this range with 3 advanced filaments, boosting resilience, flexibility and post-processing convenience. Plus resilience  An ABS-based material, Z-ULTRAT Plus is Zortax’s solution […]