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The OpenRP Initiative…

What is OpenRP? The STL (Stereolithography) file format is, and for the foreseeable future, will be the standard mode of data exchange in the Rapid Prototyping industry.  It is a known fact that the STL file format does not employ efficient methods of data storage and lacks security.  Over the years, attempts have been made … Continue reading »

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Tunnel Into Some Trivia

Thanks for joining me on my undersea adventure through the Channel Tunnel.  If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: S. Ranta from Washington.  That $250 Stereolithography (SLA) credit at Quickparts.com will really come … Continue reading »

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Design Tips from the Pros :: Creating Small Part Features

Have you ever been frustrated with those critical features that other quick turn injection molding companies told you were too small to produce?  While Quickparts cannot produce everything, their injection molding expertise and leading-edge manufacturing equipment gives them the ability to meet your needs where others fail. Quickparts utilizes the EDM process to produce the small features … Continue reading »

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Everything Bridges Trivia & Answers

I hope you enjoyed the thrilling video in this month’s challenge. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: M. Christopher from Georgia. That $250 Stereolithography credit at Quickparts.com will really come in handy for an upcoming project. Here are … Continue reading »

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#3D Printing Our Way to Better Health

:: How 3D Printing And Augmented Reality Can Help Design Better Drugs This rapidly evolving industry is now tasked with improving the medicines we so heavily relay on.  At Arthur Olson’s Molecular Graphics Lab, pathbreaking work is being achieved in the complex world of desiging cleaner and more effective drugs.  He uses 3D printers to … Continue reading »

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3D Systems Launches Alibre Design 2012

This week 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) released Alibre Design 2012, a low-cost  productivity software suite that offers professional-grade CAD design and simulation.  Check out this awesome review of the new user interface from Randall Newton at GraphicSpeak. One of the first things you notice in Alibre Design 2012 is the new ribbon interface. The regular toolbars are still … Continue reading »

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International Space Station Challenge Answers & Winners

I hope you learned a few things about space travel and observation from this month’s challenge. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: V. Coleman from Alabama. That $250 Stereolithography credit at Quickparts.com will go a long … Continue reading »

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:: Salute to CAD

The future of CAD is starting to look pretty cool. Experts suggest that someday we will be able to design our products with the tips of our fingers through the use of specialized gloves and goggles. I would love to be more “hands-on” with my designs! But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s … Continue reading »

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Three Gorges Dam Challenge Winners & Answers

I hope you had fun answering all of the Dam trivia we could throw at you this month. I know I learned a thing or two about how awe-inspiring and painstakingly hard it is to construct one of these momentous structures. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Let’s have a big round … Continue reading »

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Kingda Ka Challenge Answers

This month’s trivia sure did ”throw me for a loop”! Hope you all had fun answering the roller coaster trivia. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Congratulations to this month’s winners, especially Duncan Burns for his humorous account of a childhood memory! Here are the … Continue reading »

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