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In our more than 20 years of helping our customers with their injection molding projects, we understand that when you begin production on a new part you want to get started as soon as possible. Use this article to help you plan your lead-time. And to see where the effort is put when building a new injection mold. Everything Takes…
Friday, 25 November 2016 21:43

What Is The Turnaround Time For My 3D Parts?

"How long it does 3D printing take?" is a question we answer every day for our customers. Keeping a competitive edge by going to market faster than your competitors is one of the reasons 3D printing and the additive manufacturing industry have been so explosive. In this article, we discuss what affects the turnaround time of your 3D printed parts.…
Injection molding is a relatively straightforward process which takes pellets of thermoplastic resin and injects them into a mold, giving the plastic a new shape based on the geometry of the mold cavity. At APS we combine state-of-the-art machinery, with science and experience, to provide our customers with quality products of which they can be proud. We answer many questions…
At APS we think that it is necessary, and crucial to your success, to know what to look for in an injection molding company. We don't think that you should just take our word for it that our 20 years of experience will bring you excellent results, that we strive for the fastest possible turn-around times with the highest quality…
At APS we answer questions about new injection molding tools every week, and we know that making a decision to buy a production mold is a matter of balancing the needs of production with the cost of manufacturing. The largest up-front cost is the mold itself, and in this article we will look at the different parts and components of…
Sunday, 06 November 2016 19:04

What affects the cost of injection molding?

When it comes to your project and producing it by injection molding, we know that eventually, the question that matters to you is, "How much does it cost?" Every day, APS helps our customers find and understand the factors that go into pricing their new project. Moreover, after 20 years in the business, this is one of the most important…
Every week at APS we answer many questions for our customers about requesting quotes for production parts. In this article, we offer some thoughts to help you get your project started quickly, and ask, "What happens to your 3D printed model after it is approved for production?" When sending a request for quote, or RFQ, for production runs of final…
At APS we specialize in stereolithography (SLA) and we love answering your questions about the process. Did you know that your parts go through several steps before and after 3D printing before your parts arrive at your door? In this article, we will show you the steps we take to build your parts on our SLA machines, to ensure that…
Saturday, 15 October 2016 15:41

File formats for 3D printing

At APS we see, and use, many of the different 3D models file formats. We answer questions about a variety of file formats for our customers whenever there is a question about quoting a design. How do you know you are sending us the best option for a fast quote, and a quick turn-around time? As 3D modeling software evolves…
It’s rare at APS when a day goes by when we don’t answer questions about which file format you should send to us when requesting a 3D printing quote. And while the answer might differ from one provider to another, at APS we do have a simple answer, and reason for why we do things the way we do. The…