5 Easy Ways to Reduce 3D Printing Costs

Xometry’s 3D printing service offers 8 unique processes and dozens of industrial-grade materials to tackle any job. To reduce the costs of 3D printing parts (without sacrificing speed and quality), product designers and engineers should understand where the major cost drivers are and how to mitigate them. The two main cost drivers across all additive […]

6 Main Advantages of 3D Printing in The Aircraft Industry

The aircraft industry has embraced the transformative potential of 3D printing. Also known as additive manufacturing, this groundbreaking technology has opened new possibilities, revolutionizing the way aircraft components are designed, prototyped, and constructed. 3D printing has emerged as a game-changer in this industry that must constantly innovate, reduce costs, and improve performance. From lightweight designs […]

6 Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is a modern method of product development that allows engineers to compress design timelines by iterating faster to reach a final production-ready design. The new design process has been enabled by modern manufacturing systems, such as Xometry’s on-demand platform, and transfers efficiency benefits through to an entire design-to-production workflow. 3D printing offers significant advantages […]

5 Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers in 2023

Dual extruder 3D printing machines can draw from two separate spools of build material simultaneously. They fall into three categories: dependent, IDEX, and ‘TRUE’ IDEX. The actual extrusion heads of machines are fixed together and print alternately, with the machine moving the active extruder to the point of printing. IDEX (independent dual extruders) move separately […]

5 Best Cheap 3D Printers in 2023

3D printing machines used to require deep pockets and big shops. That’s no longer the case. With far more demand and more potential uses, the range of 3D printers has exploded to include many low-budget options. Currently, the best budget 3D printers for starters are: Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro, Anycubic Photon Mono X, and […]

8 Best Resins for 3D Printers

Resins are generally epoxies or modified acrylic monomer compounds. They are partnered with a variety of photosensitive catalysts that react to UV light by triggering cross-linking polymerization, which almost instantly hardens the resin to a solid. Choosing the best resin is not simple as it also requires the best resin 3D printer and the best […]

5 Best 3D Printer Extruders in 2023

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a method of 3D printing that uses extruders. In FDM 3D printing, an extruder feeds, melts, and deposits a thermoplastic filament in a prescribed path to build parts layer-by-layer. 3D printer extruders differ based on the placement of the “cold end” and “hot end.” The cold end is the portion […]