3-D printing sparks new norms in manufacturing industry

Published: September 12, 2018 1:41pm 8066 Views

3-D printing sparks new norms in manufacturing industry

RIT facility among proving grounds for new technology Download RBJ Article here Inside a machinery-laden production space at Eastman Business Park, Ian Finn dredges a clear plastic container into the wide mouth of a 3-D selective laser sintering (SLS) machine. He loads up the containe...

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Full Contract Manufacturing Services in Rochester NY

Published: August 2, 2018 9:21pm 274 Views

Full Contract Manufacturing Services in Rochester NY

Did you know that Finnovation Product Development, LLC provides full contract manufacturing services in Rochester NY? Yes, it's true!  Finnovation now offers full contract manufacturing services world wide and 100% MADE IN THE USA.    Traditional Technology and Services incl...

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Full Color 3D Printing in Rochester, NY

Published: June 15, 2017 3:32pm 10677 Views

Full Color 3D Printing in Rochester, NY

Finnovation Product Development, LLC located in Rochester, NY now offers full color 3d printing services available nationwide.  Full color 3D printing is an excellent way to prototype for the following industries: Consumer products Medical Models Automotive Components The Stratas...

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How Advanced 3D Printing Continues to Change Lives

Published: September 23, 2015 7:19pm 11440 Views

How Advanced 3D Printing Continues to Change Lives

The medical community took immediate notice recently, when it was announced that Australian-based Anatomics successfully created a human rib cage using an electron beam Arcam 3D printer.  Based on the success of this landmark design, coupled with the 1.3 million dollar cost of the machine used...

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The e-NABLE Movement

Published: July 23, 2015 5:56pm 1668 Views

The e-NABLE Movement

Each year thousands of children lose or are born without the use of a hand or fingers, and as anyone can imagine, this can be can have an unfathomable negative impact on their self-confidence, development and ability to socialize with others.  And while the science used to design and manufactur...

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3D Printed Car Suggests Worlds of New Manufacturing Potential

Published: January 19, 2015 12:31pm 12465 Views

3D Printed Car Suggests Worlds of New Manufacturing Potential

Visitors to this year's Detroit Auto Show will be among the first to witness just how far 3D printing has come over the past few years.  The maker of this truly innovative electric car, Local Motors, recently introduced their new Strati at the 2015 auto show in Detroit.  And while it m...

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3D Printers Installed at the International Space Station

Published: December 15, 2014 3:13pm 1560 Views

3D Printers Installed at the International Space Station

The potential for 3D printing reached entirely heights this week, when a 3D printer was activated on the International Space Station.  Developed by Made in Space, a startup firm based out of Silicon Valley, the highly-innovative zero-gravity printer was carried into space by the SpaceX Falcone...

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Full Color 3D Printing

Published: November 4, 2014 4:46pm 1824 Views

Full Color 3D Printing

There is simply no argument over the fact that 3D printer technology has revolutionized the way today's leading manufacturers do business.  In a marketplace where success is often determined by timing, full-color 3D printing allows engineers and product developers to create stunningly reali...

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Why Choose 3D Systems ProJet X60 Series Color 3D Printers?

Published: October 10, 2014 2:10pm 1940 Views

Why Choose 3D Systems ProJet X60 Series Color 3D Printers?

If you're like others who rely on 3D printing for conceptual models and rapid prototypes, there's a good chance that you've been wanting to incorporate more color into your designs.  The ProJet X60 Color 3D Printer series was designed to make color 3D printing easy, quickly and cost...

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Custom 3D Printed Parts for Archer Airguns

Published: September 9, 2014 4:55pm 10215 Views

Custom 3D Printed Parts for Archer Airguns

I was recently contacted by Mr. Stephen Archer of Archer Airguns who had the idea to create custom parts for the Benjamin Marauder Air Rifle manufactured by Crosman.  Stephen saw the opportunity to modify stock parts to streamline the firing of the various pellet sizes available for the Benjami...

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Who Uses 3D Printing to Enhance Their Design Process?

Published: June 1, 2014 7:49pm 5870 Views

Who Uses 3D Printing to Enhance Their Design Process?

Finnovation Client Profile: Idea Boxx, LLC www.theideaboxx.com I have had the pleasure of working with many startup companies who require 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology to speed up their design process. One company that stands out in particular is Idea Boxx, LLC.  Located...

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Who Benefits Most From 3D Printing?

Published: May 3, 2014 1:14pm 4487 Views

Who Benefits Most From 3D Printing?

One industry which truly stands to benefit from the advancements made in 3D print technology, is undoubtedly the manufacturing sector.  Not only can prototypes and finished products be completed in more expedited timeframes, the reductions in cost and less downtime is just as impressive. Fin...

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How 3D Printing is Innovating Business in Western NY

Published: February 19, 2014 6:02pm 3684 Views

3D printing has come a long way from its experimental roots, and is today being used by businesses from an increasingly diverse range of industries.  Not only does 3D printing technology allow for more cost effective rapid prototypes, they also open up entirely new creative possibilities, while...

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How can 3D Printing Improve Quality of Life?

Published: January 27, 2014 2:14pm 3823 Views

How can 3D Printing Improve Quality of Life?

If you think that 3D Printing technology is just used for rapid prototypes here's an application that demonstrates the true potential of today's modern 3D printing technology. Recently, a two-year old girl born with a rare form of the disease AMC (a disease characterized by limbs that l...

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Do you know how durable 3D Printed parts are?

Published: November 18, 2013 8:53pm 2425 Views

Full Disclosure: I didn't actually create a "battle-tech style" robot and shoot ED-209 with real bullets. It was actually all done on the computer to showcase the abilities (both virtual and real) of Finnovation Product Development. That being said, 3D printed materials have come a lon...

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3D Printing Focuses Its Sights on Eye wear & Glasses

Published: September 24, 2013 6:32pm 4581 Views

3D Printing Focuses Its Sights on Eye wear & Glasses

Despite being known as the new kid on the tech block, 3D printers have already emerged as one of today's most exciting types of product innovations.  And while it's been made abundantly clear that 3D printing and rapid prototyping can be used to create everything from facial implants an...

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New Software Shows Promise for 3D Model Design & Editing

Published: September 18, 2013 12:37pm 2491 Views

New Software Shows Promise for 3D Model Design & Editing

Even if you've never had the joy of working on a 3D printer, you've certainly heard about them on the news, among your more creative colleagues, and in other various snippets.  For those in the 3D printing circles, it's well known that the most common practice of creating models, in...

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3D Printing: Product Development \

Published: September 11, 2013 5:01pm 6375 Views

3D Printing: Product Development \

Just about 6 months ago, I got a phone call from Peggy Rajski inquiring about Finnovation's 3D printing and rapid prototyping ability.  Peggy needed assistance in creating 3D CAD models of her designs to be used for 3D Printed prototypes as well as for use in manufacturing via injection mol...

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3D Printing Gives One Lucky Duck His Step Back

Published: July 4, 2013 8:18pm 3570 Views

3D Printing Gives One Lucky Duck His Step Back

The advancements being made by 3D printers, in just a few short years, is nothing short of mind-boggling.  One of the latest stories to come from the 3D printing industry, is simply too warm and fuzzy  not to share. Because, of all the fast prototype innovations made thus far, this one is...

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Dutch Architects to Build House Made on 3D Printers

Published: June 16, 2013 10:01am 12394 Views

Dutch Architects to Build House Made on 3D Printers

3D Printing might still be enjoying the thrills of its infancy, but that can't take away from the feats it has already managed to pull-off.  In just a short span of time, 3D printers have already accomplished the production of food, clothing, plastic guns, and a prosthetic face implant for...

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Will Astronauts be Printing their Meals on 3-D Printers?

Published: May 25, 2013 5:09pm 4774 Views

Will Astronauts be Printing their Meals on 3-D Printers?

It sounds like something out of a good sci-fi flick, but this is no Hollywood screen play.  An Austin TX research company was recently awarded a $125,000  six-month grant from NASA, to develop a 3-D printer capable of "printing" real food.  According to company sources and p...

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3D Printing Technology Gives Man His Face Back

Published: May 15, 2013 10:20pm 4765 Views

3D Printing Technology Gives Man His Face Back

A 60 year-old British restaurant manager who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, has become the first person to receive a prosthetic manufactured exclusively on a 3D printer.  Since the recent introduction of fully-functional 3D printing capabilities, this represents the first time...

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Plastic Gun Blueprints for 3D Printer, Removed from Internet

Published: May 10, 2013 5:50pm 3790 Views

Plastic Gun Blueprints for 3D Printer, Removed from Internet

*** FPD does not condone using 3D Printers to print weapons *** Under increasing pressure from the US State Department, blueprints for the production of a plastic gun made with the use of 3-D printers, have been removed from the internet. Just two days after publishing the blueprints for making p...

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Withstanding Stress From Within: The latest 3D Printing Miracle.

Published: April 9, 2013 4:57pm 3790 Views

Withstanding Stress From Within: The latest 3D Printing Miracle.

I received a phone call from a gentleman representing WITHIN.  He inquired about setting up a meeting to show me his companies software that is helpful to 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing).  Specifically the SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) and DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) process...

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Joshua Lepley Custom Woodworker

Published: December 6, 2012 11:30am 4042 Views

Joshua Lepley Custom Woodworker

Joshua Lepley is a custom woodworker and innovator who lives and works in Williamsport Pennsylvania.  Yes, that’s right, the home of Little League Baseball.  Joshua is a hardworking family man who works as a construction and interior design contractor.  Joshua works with cli...

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The Wiki-Weapon: Controversy in 3D Printing

Published: December 4, 2012 6:51pm 4248 Views

The Wiki-Weapon: Controversy in 3D Printing

It has always been human nature (or so it seems) to create weapons with whatever items one can find.  From hand carved arrows and arrow heads, to prison shanks, humans have always come up with a way to “Macgyver” some sort of weapon. Considering that with CAD software and a 3D print...

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Helpful 3D CAD modeling resources

Published: November 14, 2012 9:20pm 2380 Views

Helpful 3D CAD modeling resources

In my previous blog, I discussed the 2 basic genres of 3D CAD files and their uses in diverse applications.  These 2 file types are (in concept) the organic model and the engineered model, aka the mesh model and the solip part.  The following is a compilation of some helpful resources to h...

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3D modeling American Heritage

Published: October 7, 2012 4:25pm 6104 Views

3D modeling American Heritage

American Tower Clock Company is located in Rochester NY, and has been a family owned business for 25 years.   Additionally, American Tower Clock Company is a certified government contractor.  They recently won a bid to refurbish and repair the wall clock located in the main lobby of t...

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What to look for in a 3D Printing Service Provider

Published: August 23, 2012 5:30pm 18811 Views

What to look for in a 3D Printing Service Provider

Finnovation Product Development : 3D printing Tech-Blog With all the emerging 3D printing service providers, how do you know which one to choose?  One company may quote you $1200 for a part, while another 3D Printing service provider will quote the part for $200.  Why is there such a di...

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Making sense of online 3D Printing Quotes

Published: June 17, 2012 5:00pm 20120 Views

Making sense of online 3D Printing Quotes

Finnovation Product Development Technology Blog In any emerging technology there is always a “break in” period to acclimate the public to accepting the new technology as mainstream. 3D printing and Rapid Prototyping Technology is currently going through this break in period. L...

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