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3D Printing for Workholding

By | 2020-02-15T09:44:27+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Articles|

Every manufacturing operation has a guy.  That one guy in the shop who seems to have a knack for creating some cobbled together apparatus for holding, clamping or stabilizing a critical part in the operation of a production machine.  In many ways he’s the blue-collar version of MacGyver and the guy you call when you [...]

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Trade Wars and Tariffs – a 3D Printing Perspective

By | 2020-02-15T09:44:57+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Articles|

A tariff is defined as a tax or duty paid on a certain class of imports or exports.  The term has been around for centuries and has been used in the never-ending struggle for “balanced trade”.  For the last thirty years, however, tariffs had fallen out of favor as a punitive instrument in favor of [...]

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