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Understanding HP 3D’s Software Solutions

If you’ve ever tried to assemble furniture without instructions, then you know it can be more complicated than it looks. When parts come in a box, but the final product is dimensional, understanding how pieces connect often requires mental processing. In 3D printing, specialized software achieves this process for you, depending on the printer manufacturer. It’s worth looking at exactly how that software works and how it guides the printing process.   What Does 3D Printing Software Do? There’s quite a bit of software involved in the 3D printing process. The design begins with computer-aided design (CAD) software. The first […]

Top 6 Manufacturing Problems Solved by HP 3D Printing

Technology is applying scientific knowledge to solve problems. There may be no better example than additive manufacturing and its impact on manufacturing. While there are myriad issues within the manufacturing sector that cannot be solved through technological means, the spectrum of issues and various benefits of 3D printing may make it one of the most advantageous developments since automation. Even without a 3D printer of your own, you can still outsource 3D printed parts for use in prototyping and product development.   What is Additive Manufacturing? Manufacturing professionals use “additive manufacturing” interchangeably with “3D printing.” Technically, “additive manufacturing” is the […]
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HP 3D Applications From the Factory Floor and Beyond

One of the most exhilarating parts of watching emerging technologies is watching how the technology itself evolves, but also the way it pushes the industries it supports or impacts to evolve as well. 3D printing is no different. What makes watching additive manufacturing so exciting is that its relationship with the industries utilizing it is symbiotic. Not only are the industries using the tech pushing 3D printer manufacturers to revolutionize and optimize their machines and materials, but those changes are enabling new uses across multiple industries.   What Is HP 3D? In 2014, HP entered the 3D printing market with […]
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Choosing the Best Material for Your HP 3D Printer

While 3D printers may seem like complicated machines, understanding the 3D printing process and the options out there can help simplify it. While we tend to thrust 3D printing under one umbrella that fails to capture the variety of printers, the process, and the materials utilized to bring products or parts to fruition. From the different types of printers to the moving parts of the machine to the wide variety of polymers and additive materials used to create designs, understanding how it all works together and optimizing the process is vital to getting the most out of your machine.   […]