Star Prototype Sponsor Robotic Race

The first ever Cybathlon Competition will take place in Switzerland this October, 2016. The international competition is for disabled athletes using exoskeletons and other wearable robotic devices. Teams from universities and corporations all over the world will come... read more

7 Methods for Finishing a Metal Surface

All metal prototyping and CNC machined components will leave behind a pattern of characteristic scratches on the workpiece. These are caused by the type of cutting tool, how sharp it is and the material it’s made from. In some cases these scratches can be ignored but... read more

The Black and White of Black and White

Is black actually a color? Is white a color? The answer to that depends on who you ask, and for what purpose. That question is also important for product designers and others interested in the aesthetic effects of color choice, and it’s now currently a hot topic... read more

The top 7 ways of forming plastics

There are several ways to form a finished plastic item, so we’d like to tell you about the major techniques and their pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision about which is right for your next project. 1. Plastic Injection Molding By far the most... read more

The Top 7 CNC Machining Techniques

There are many new and innovative manufacturing processes coming into use these days, including different kinds of 3D printing. But CNC (computer numeric controlled) machining is still by far the most common way to mass produce parts in metal and in many types of... read more