3D Printing Technology Gives Man His Face Back

3D Printing Technology Gives Man His Face Back

Published May 15, 2013 7344 Views

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 a pe...

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Plastic Gun Blueprints for 3D Printer, Removed from Internet

Plastic Gun Blueprints for 3D Printer, Removed from Internet

Published May 10, 2013 5629 Views

*** 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.

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

Published April 9, 2013 5537 Views

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. "Is...

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Joshua Lepley Custom Woodworker

Joshua Lepley Custom Woodworker

Published December 6, 2012 5730 Views

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 clients for high end, an...

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The Wiki-Weapon: Controversy in 3D Printing

The Wiki-Weapon: Controversy in 3D Printing

Published December 4, 2012 7130 Views

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 printer you can make j...

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Helpful 3D CAD modeling resources

Helpful 3D CAD modeling resources

Published November 14, 2012 3939 Views

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 help get yo...

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3D modeling American Heritage

3D modeling American Heritage

Published October 7, 2012 7966 Views

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 the Old Faithful...

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What to look for in a 3D Printing Service Provider

What to look for in a 3D Printing Service Provider

Published August 23, 2012 38974 Views

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 difference i...

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Making sense of online 3D Printing Quotes

Making sense of online 3D Printing Quotes

Published June 17, 2012 109829 Views

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. Let’s first look a...

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The Future of the Pinewood Derby: Introducing Youth to the Future of Design and 3D Printing

The Future of the Pinewood Derby: Introducing Youth to the Future of Design and 3D Printing

Published May 21, 2012 29174 Views

Growing up, I joined the Cub Scouts with one thing in mind: The Pinewood Derby!  While the Cub Scouts offers much more than just the race, it was the main reason I joined the Scouts.  I looked forward to building and racing a car all year.  The design and building process was my favorite part. Th...

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Business Card Concept: Part 2

Business Card Concept: Part 2

Published April 16, 2012 8348 Views

Finnovation Product Development 3D Printing Blog Many times in concept design, the designer decides to scrap the whole idea and start over.  This is exactly what I decided to do with my 3D Printed business card.  In my previous blog, Business CardConcept: Part One, I mentioned one of my intents w...

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FPD MotionCard

FPD MotionCard

Published April 3, 2012 5231 Views

This is a design I came up with for a business card solution. It is meant to showcase the capabilities of a 3D Printer to my potential clients. This business card is printed in 1 piece, and is completed fully assembled with 3 internal moving parts. Our company logo is on the front, and your personal...

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Cheap 3D Printing

Cheap 3D Printing

Published March 28, 2012 32082 Views

3D Printing Technology Blog - Finnovation Product Development The word cheap has a double meaning in our modern terminology.  Everyone wants cheap, but also wants to maintain the high quality we have become accustomed to via modern manufacturing and quality control methods.   Just because somethi...

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A Business Card Idea That Will Make Christian Bale Go "Psycho"

A Business Card Idea That Will Make Christian Bale Go "Psycho"

Published March 12, 2012 11323 Views

Technology Showcase Blog - Finnovation Product Development Tonight I have a networking function, and I have decided once and for all to end the embarrassment of not having a business card.  All too often I am asked, "Hey, do you have a business card?" and all too often I must truthfully reply, "N...

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Best 3d Printing Pricing Guaranteed

Published February 17, 2012 3562 Views

Finnovation Product Development guarantees the most cost effective pricing on the internet.  We work with our clients individually to ensure their 3D printed projects are a success.  We provide much more than 3D printing service. Finnovation Product Development provides 3d printing solutions catered...

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Revolutionizing Manufacturing: Finnovation's Speed Advantage

Revolutionizing Manufacturing: Finnovation's Speed Advantage

Published December 14, 2023 171 Views

In today's fast-paced world, the demand for rapid and efficient production of functional parts is greater than ever. Traditional machine shops have long been the go-to choice for manufacturing, but Finnovation Product Development is changing the game. With cutting-edge technology and innovative proc...

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3 Reasons to Use 3D Printing for Low Volume Manufacturing

3 Reasons to Use 3D Printing for Low Volume Manufacturing

Published April 10, 2023 414 Views

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, creates small parts with intricate design and detailed infrastructures. 3D printing has recently grown in both popularity and clout as a technology that works well for low volume printing. There are several advantages that 3D printing offers over tr...

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Why You Should Choose SLS-Printed Nylon Over FDM-Printed ABS Plastic for Your Next Prototype

Why You Should Choose SLS-Printed Nylon Over FDM-Printed ABS Plastic for Your Next Prototype

Published February 1, 2023 556 Views

There are several types of 3D printing available these days. Selective layer sintering (SLS) is known for sharp precision, complex geometry, detailed features, and highly finished parts. A leading SLS material is nylon, which has both tensile and flexural strength. Another popular, yet not as versat...

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What Kind of Geometry Can You Print Using an SLS Printer?

What Kind of Geometry Can You Print Using an SLS Printer?

Published December 19, 2022 674 Views

3D printing covers a range of technologies, which can make it difficult to choose the best type of 3D printer for your project. One surefire solution is to consider the capabilities and qualities that are required to create the part. Material selection, design freedom, and precision should all be ta...

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3D Printing vs. CNC Machining: Which is Most Cost Effective?

3D Printing vs. CNC Machining: Which is Most Cost Effective?

Published October 6, 2022 1136 Views

3D printing and CNC machining are both popular - and effective - manufacturing technologies. While there are some similarities among the two techniques, comparing 3D printing to CNC machining is a lot like comparing apples to oranges. The most obvious difference is that 3D printing is a type of addi...

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