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a brief history of 3D printing

A Brief History of 3D Printing

We’ve talked about 3D printing before on this blog, and if you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, you’ll know that we eat up any article that’s about 3D printing in any of its forms.

What I want to explain to you today is a little bit of its timeline. While it’s making some HUGE strides every day, we can’t forget about the history of 3D printing.

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Kids in STEM

Kids in STEM Subjects

One of the ways that we at RevPart give back to our community is by donating time and money to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. This group of subjects, collectively known as STEM, is rapidly growing and expanding….But even as these job fields are growing and moving in new directions, some people are concerned that America is not ready to compete with the rest of the world.

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notebook and pens

10 Reasons to Prototype

  1. You’ll be able to touch, feel, and manipulate your item. This will help you make design choices or see if there are any problems inherent in the design that you couldn’t see in your napkin sketch.
  2. You’ll be able to find out if your item is really feasible. Will it really work?

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plastic CNC machining

Plastic CNC Machining

Plastic CNC machining is an example of a subtractive manufacturing process. When you place your order with RevPart, we begin with a solid piece of plastic, load it into the machine, and begin cutting. The machine removes plastic layer by layer, following the guidelines in your CAD file, and eventually reveals a perfectly formed product.

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3D printer

3D Printing

3D printing is a technology that has been around since the 1980s but has just started receiving excited media attention. Its possibilities are endless and the media hype is understandable…but what exactly IS 3D printing? How does it work? And is it the right way to make your prototype?

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Prototypes

Introduction to RevPart

We’re here to help you move from just a sketch on a napkin to an actual prototype that you can hold in your hands, feel, use, and tweak before moving on to the production phase. In addition to saving you money with our low-cost high-quality options, we’re saving you time—streamlining the process and moving with an efficiency that you won’t be able to find at other companies.

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