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Third Annual 3D Printed Toys for Tots Campaign

By | 2020-10-20T12:44:27+00:00 October 10th, 2020|Articles|

The holiday season is rapidly approaching & we are asking each and every one of the passionate 3D printing fanatics in the community to help warm the hearts of children by 3D printing articulated toys for Toys for Tots! Organized & fueled by IC3D in 2018, the 3D printing community across several states made [...]

Join IC3D at the Virtual East Coast RepRap Festival

By | 2020-10-08T17:30:19+00:00 October 8th, 2020|Articles|

Image: IC3D Printers at the 2019 East Coast RepRap Festival in Bel Air, Maryland The IC3D Printers team is excited to help sponsor the East Coast RepRap Festival, being held virtually this weekend! This FREE event brings together the 3D printing community from around the nation and the world to share the latest innovations, build [...]

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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3D Printing in the Oil and Gas Industry

By | 2018-08-09T03:06:39+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Articles|

    In recent years, much of the focus of news related to 3D printing has been on the technology’s use within a factory setting, lab, classroom or shop.  Each industry exploring 3D printing starts with a learning curve to incorporate the technology for practical use within that industry. As the learning curve develops those [...]

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Shaping the Future – 3D Printed Tooling for Thermoforming

By | 2018-08-21T23:18:26+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Articles|

Many of the processes used to produce the thousands of day to day products we consume are shrouded in mystery for the average consumer.  Often, the packaging itself is a vital part of the marketing of a product.  And while most people have at times harbored thoughts of revenge and fury at packaging clamped [...]

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Owens Corning Brings Filament Performance to the Forefront

By | 2018-07-25T10:35:38+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Articles|

Leaps in technology and performance of 3D printers have dominated headlines for many years.  It seems each week brings new machines, new equipment capabilities, better resolutions and higher performance and speed.  Materials for 3D printers however, have often been overlooked by tech media, viewed as “less glamorous” and more utilitarian than the printers themselves.  [...]

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3D Printing for Jigs and Fixtures – Circling the Funnel

By | 2018-07-25T10:51:03+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Articles|

   As 3D technology continues to advance, many of the benefits are becoming more integrated within manufacturing. One of the obvious and early applications of 3D technology within the highly competitive manufacturing world has been the growth of rapid prototyping. Previously, companies could take weeks, months and even years to perform all the R&D required [...]

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3D Printed Tradeshow Giveaways

By | 2018-08-07T03:03:35+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Articles|

Everyone loves a good tradeshow. With the latest technology and product offerings it can be a great way to find new products and services. But with all the competing hype it can be hard to lure passersby to your booth. Many companies use food and candy, or even clever costuming. Others use promotional giveaways such [...]

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3D Printed Corporate Giveaways

By | 2018-08-10T05:08:36+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Articles|

Finding the right corporate gift can be difficult. Spend too little and it gives the impression of a tchotchke item that can be found anywhere. Spend too much and you can overrun your marketing budget quickly. But instead of hitting Amazon with a list and a credit card why not consider a unique 3D printed [...]

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