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3D Printing vs CNC Machining

The question to ask when considering 3D Printing vs CNC Machining is: “What will my parts be used for?” As these are two different processes, the products they produce must be considered completely different beasts as well. 3D Printing is an additive process whereas CNC machining (or milling) is a subtractive process. Sure there are pros and cons for each process, but ultimately, what is it you want your plastic part to do or accomplish? After examining the products [...]

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Plastic Prototypes Shipped in 1-5 Days

CNC machining is a great option for testing a plastic prototype part, or for a small quantity of parts. And, it’s very fast – plastic prototypes will usually ship within 1-5 days. Since we only use high-quality plastics for our CNC machined prototype parts, they’re perfect for testing the form, fit and function of your parts, without having to produce injection mold tooling. Material choice is also an advantage of CNC machining over 3D printing for plastic prototypes. You can have [...]

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