Which Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications? - DfAM or Business Model Innovation

Which Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications? - DfAM or Business Model Innovation

Despite the promise of Additive Manufacturing (AM), many organizations have failed to capitalize on its potential. This is partly because AM presents a unique set of challenges, which can be difficult to overcome without extensive experience and...

What is the difference between plastic welding and plastic staking?

What is the difference between plastic welding and plastic staking?

If you're an engineer, you may wonder what the difference is between plastic welding and plastic staking. Both of these methods join plastic together, but they use different techniques. Here, we'll look at the differences between these methods so...

Extol Obtains FDA Registration to Offer Turnkey Manufacturing for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Extol Obtains FDA Registration to Offer Turnkey Manufacturing for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Michigan-based digital manufacturer, Extol, Inc., announces FDA registration for contract manufacturing of 3D printed medical devices. The FDA registration will allow Extol to expand its offerings for the life-sciences industry. It will immediately...

How to develop a robust manufacturing process for a new product

How to develop a robust manufacturing process for a new product

New and innovative products often bring unique manufacturing challenges. There are a lot of questions to answer… How are we going to make that in production? How do we scale? What type of custom automation will we need to manufacture a product that...

Alternatives to Ultrasonic Welding

Alternatives to Ultrasonic Welding

If you're familiar with plastic welding, you've probably encountered ultrasonic welding. It’s the most well-known plastic welding technology. But just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it is the best choice for every application. It has many...

Extol Awarded as Finalist for Cool Parts Showcase by AM

Extol Awarded as Finalist for Cool Parts Showcase by AM

Extol has been awarded as a finalist for the Cool Parts Showcase by Additive Manufacturing Magazine for the Fited 3D printed scoliosis brace. The scoliosis brace is being developed by Fited and manufactured by Extol for mass customization.

Get low cost, strong, lightweight tooling faster with MJF 3D printing

Get low cost, strong, lightweight tooling faster with MJF 3D printing

We are always looking for innovative ways to solve customer challenges. Recently a customer came to us needing a creative solution for their application. We worked with them to develop a custom automation machine that capitalized on additive...

Introducing LaserLock™ Plastic Weld Tooling

Introducing LaserLock™ Plastic Weld Tooling

Have you seen laser plastic welding applications that are tricky to tool? How do you make sure the parts align properly every time? We have a solution for you!

4 Steps to Unlocking Innovation with 3D Printing

4 Steps to Unlocking Innovation with 3D Printing

3D printing a single rapid prototype is now the accepted best practice for engineering and product development. But what if you want to take the next step to create even more value? How do you find and develop successful applications for functional...

Hot plate welding brackets, ports, and other small components

Hot plate welding brackets, ports, and other small components

Trying to hot plate weld small brackets, or ports onto a large complex part can be tough and expensive in a standard machine. These types of applications often need a modular, configurable solution to fit around the parts. Often, the main piece has...