Two female hands holding a 3d printed human heart

3D Printing Providing Revolutionary Benefits For Healthcare Industry

3D Printing Providing Revolutionary Benefits For Healthcare Industry When it comes to printing, two-dimensional thinking is so 20th century. Numerous industries across the world are discovering the extremely profitable reality of 3D printing and the numerous growth opportunities it provides their businesses. This groundbreaking process allows the creation of parts and tools through additive manufacturing…

Why Is Color Printing So Expensive or Is It?

Consider some facts about color prints Color communicates more effectively. In fact, a recent study found that 76% of survey respondents said that they found information easier to read when it was presented in color, and 69% said they have a better understanding of new ideas when presented in color. In printing construction documents color has become…

What Can 3D Printers Be Used For?

If you think about where 3D printing can be used the list can grow to be quite long. The Worldwide 3D printing industry is expected to grow to $21 billion in revenue by 2020 (Wohlers Report 2015). Where is 3D printing (additive manufacturing) being used? Here’s a sampling of where 3D printing is used: Rapid prototyping Architectural…

3D Printing Users Group Started

Thursday, May 4th Went to the first meeting of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group in Waterloo at the University of Northern Iowa Additive Manufacturing Center on the TechWorks campus.  People from Industry along with Hobbyists, Educators and Vendors attended. Discussion centered on purpose and structure of the group going forward. It was agreed that future…

Domestic Violence Intervention Program Donations

Every year, Rapids Reproductions participates in “Rapids Gives Back.”  Traditionally, this consisted of the employees going out into the local community volunteering for a non-profit entity during the work day, while still on the payroll at Rapids Reproductions.  This year, the employees decided to donate supplies to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program which serves Cedar,…

Reinforcing 3D Printed Parts

Our high strength Markforged 3D printers give you two different fiber fill strategies for reinforcing 3D printed parts: Isotropic Fiber or Concentric Fiber. In the online printer software, you can apply these two options globally in the Part View page, or on a layer by layer basis in the Internal View page. The unique reinforced 3D…