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Processing Scanned Models with Meshmixer and Solidworks
Rachel demonstrates how to process a scanned 3D model with Meshmixer and SolidWorks.
Root3 Labs Dives Deep into Dip Molding
Rachel describes the dip molding process and addresses the advantages and disadvantages of the manufacturing technique.
Shapeoko CNC Router Tutorial
Todd gives an overview of the workflow to get from a design to a finished part using our CNC Router.
Upcoming Events with Root3 Labs
Add these events to your Calendar Morning Coffee with Hardware Design Engineers November 21, 2017 8:30a - Get your morning off to a great start with coffee and bagels at Root3 Labs. Meet with other hardware engineers and designers in the Baltimore region. Share...
Last year Root3 Labs experimented with multi-material 3D-printing to deliver prototypes that simulated a button and gasket that would be overmolded in production. We were very happy with the results and our client was quite pleased that we were able to quickly iterate...
New Frontiers in Bio-Medical Additive Manufacturing
We're sponsoring the upcoming RAMP MD symposium to explore new bio-medical applications of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing. We'll also be speaking on a panel related to the use of AM in prototyping and manufacturing. Keynote by Congressman Andy Harris, M.D....
3D Printed Parts in Product Design
At a recent 3D Maryland “3D Innovators Group” event, I presented a few short case studies of recent projects to describe how I’ve used 3D printing as both a tool to evaluate a design and as a finished demonstration prototype.
National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation
Root3 Labs℠ is excited to be part of the new National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI), formed through a $3.5 million award over 5 years from the FDA to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.
TEDCO Grant Awarded for Surgical Instrument Development
Root3 Labs and collaborating university hospital surgeons have been awarded a $50,000 TEDCO grant to commercialize a novel medical device. The project will develop and test prototypes of a patent-pending expandable endoscopic surgical instrument, advancing the technology toward a commercial product.
How does FDM work?
Here’s an excellent visualization of the FDM process of 3D printing.
Threaded Inserts – Ultrasonic or Heat Installation
Threaded inserts are commonly used to create stronger threads for attaching fasteners that would strip out of the plastic material. What is the best way to install them?