The Digital Thread

Your blog feed for manufacturing resources, in-depth features, and industry news.

Your one-stop-shop for Digital Manufacturing insights

We’re going to be posting a mix of our industry insights, technical tips and manufacturing advice every week – so make sure you keep an eye out for our updates.
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The Dawn of Digital Manufacturing

Posted On 18 April 2018 Stephen Dyson
How complex software and automated machinery are changing the manufacturing industry forever.
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Apps to Help Keep Your Fitness, Food, and Finance Goals

Posted On 11 April 2018 Protolabs
Whether you’re trying to exercise more, eat healthier, pay off debt, or meet another personal goal, new habits are easy to break and hard to maintain over time. But don’t give up just yet. No matter your goal, there’s an app for that.
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Improving Performance and Cosmetics in 3D-Printed Parts with Secondary Operations

Posted On 04 April 2018 Protolabs
Industrial 3D printing creates functional plastic parts quickly, but often times the parts can benefit from secondary operations that improve on cosmetic appearance and functionality.
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Outsourcing Partnerships that Prosper

Posted On 28 March 2018 Stephen Dyson
Manufacturers now consider ‘outsourcing’ as a partnership, rather than a supplier relationship. Stephen Dyson, Special Operations Manager, at Protolabs explains why outsourcing projects with trusted partners makes sense.
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