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Manufacturing an item using traditional methods, like injection molding, can be extremely cost-prohibitive for organizations needing a short run of a small number of units. Get it 3D printed instead. Learn how some of our clients have used 3D printing to manufacture their product, and reduced costs by up to 90%.

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is nothing but a fancy word to describe a process by which a machine deposits a very thin filament of material on top of the same material in order to create a 3D object.

FDM printers print a 3-dimensional object by extruding a stream of heated or melted plastic material such as PLA which is precisely positioned layer upon layer.

PLA or ABS are plastics that become semi-liquid above a specific temperature and rapidly return to a solid state once cooled.

A few things to consider when having a 3D model printed.

Is the model (.STL file) properly designed for 3D printing? (watertight, wall thickness, etc.)

Overhangs The more you have, the more support material that needs to be printed. That equates to longer print times and increased cost for the part.

FDM printers have about a 45 degree angle limitation before needing to print additional support material along with the actual part.

3D printers print from the bottom up, one layer at a time so they cant print in thin air, thus the need for support material.

Will it fit on the build platform? Maximum part dimensions are approximately 7x9x7.

The larger the part the longer it takes to print.

How much will my print cost? Prints can start from $15 and go up depending on the size and print times involved.Send usyour .STL file and wed be happy to give you a quote.

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In recent years 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing has transformed the way we develop new ideas. Making prototypes or just unique, one-of-a-kind objects is no longer out of reach or prohibitively expensive.

The 3D printing industry, while still in its infancy, has grown substantially in recent years and it does not show signs of slowing down.According to Forbesthe global market is predicted to grow to $16.2 billion by 2018.

Additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) is finding more and more applications as consumers understand its capabilities.This articledetails some situations where Additive Manufacturing has clear advantages over traditional techniques.

3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing

LayerTrace is a 3D printing supplier located in S.E. Michigan. We specialize in building quick and cost effective models of your ideas. Our high-resolution laser based stereolithography (SLA) equipment produces parts with excellent detail in a variety of colors. Additional finished can be applied in post-processing to better suit your needs.

Test and evaluate your new products and ideas without the high cost and time penalty of conventional processes. Using LayerTrace you can have parts on your desk in a few days.

Laser-based SLA produces some of the most accurate and precise results in the industry.

If you have an idea you would like to try but have no 3D model for printing, or if you just have a broken plastic part you would like to have replaced with a new one then get in touch with us and we can work with you to find a solution.

We offer design services that take your ideas from a sketch to a 3D Model and then print it for you in a timely and cost effective manner.

SLA processes are well suited for applications where surface quality and detail accuracy are essential.

Sometimes larger models are required. In these situations we can split the model in two or more parts and assemble them in post-processing for a seamless final object.

LayerTrace was funded in late 2013 by experienced engineers with backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Aided Design, 3D Modeling and Manufacturing. The company is located in Northville, Michigan, which is in the Greater Detroit Metro area.

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Startup Prevolve 3D prints custom-fitted BioRunners lightweight running shoes

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Startup Prevolve 3D prints custom-fitted BioRunners lightweight running shoes

Seattle-based startup Prevolve has launched its first 3D printed shoe product. The BioRunners are focused on performance with a custom design based on the users foot profile and fabricated using a 3D printer.

Founder of the company, Oliver Brossmann, explainsto GeekWirehis incentive was based upon solving a personal knee problem. The footwear industry is becoming increasingly more familiar with 3D printing technology, yet few companies are attempting to utilize the performance potential of the custom fabrication method of 3D scanning and printing.

Founder Oliver Brossmann has been plagued by knee injuries, as a youngster he had high hopes of becoming a professional soccer player but was prevented by persistent knee problems.

Suffering from tendonitis, Brossmann needed surgery on both knees while in high school and has always had problems with knee pain. To combat this, Oliver Brossmann began running bare foot and found a noticeable improvement, I really felt a difference on my knees. I felt like I could run without pain, where before any running was difficult.

At the same time, Brossmann explains he stumbled upon an article inThe Economist on 3D printingand how its the future of manufacturing. Brossmann was a Business student at this time and had the brainwave for 3D printing lightweight custom shoes as a solution to both his knee problems and as a viable business idea.

Brossmann believes he found a gap in the market since, while the footwear industry is warming to the idea of 3D printed shoes, few are exploring the ability for custom products. U.S footwear manufacturer Nike has implemented 3D printing to develop one-off shoes for professional athletes, however havent as yet employed the technology for a more broader audience. Oliver Brossmann explains the reluctance for these big brands,

They produce the shoes very cheaply and theyre distributing them to retailers across the U.S. and the world. Its cheap for them to make shoes when its the same shoe 30,000 times. They can spend their money on their marketing.

Despite this, Adidas has indeed approached 3D printing technology for mass production withits recent collaboration with California 3D printers Carbon. However, the German brand isnt currently harnessing the performance potential for custom-fitted products, insteadAdidas exploration has had large emphasis on speed.

Gif shows the BioRunners 3D printing process. Images via Prevolve.

The ultimate customization

The recently launched BioRunners are 3D printed in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which is a flexible material with good durability properties in order to withstand the associated impacts of running.

Each shoe takes about 20 to 30 hours to print once 3D scanning the customers foot and the pair are priced at $195. Not only is the fit of the shoe custom to the user but Prevolve offers three different treads for use on road, trail or as a hybrid between the two. The startup is also currently working on prototypes for soccer cleats to bring its technology onto the pitch. Oliver Brossmann says,

I wanted Nike to be doing it I want those shoes. And thats how I got here they arent doing it. For me, thats what I wanted Prevolve to be all about, the ultimate customization.

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