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January 22, 2021

Dramatic Healthcare Needs During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch worldwide, the shortage of medical supplies such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers becomes more severe. The pressing need for specialized healthcare products has put extreme pressure on the manufacturing industry; thus, many companies turned to 3D Printing to address the shortfalls and fight the virus. 3D Printing is still uncommon throughout the world, and it needs appropriate attention that it deserves to help transform the traditional manufacturing industry into a more advanced and efficient industry. PrintForm is here to support the medical community in the ongoing combat with the shortage of these crucial PPE supplies with its extensive network and efficient production process that provides impeccable services to quickly and successfully meet the continuing need.

PrintForm’s Online Instant Quoting System, PaasPort (Parts as a Service Portal)

October 27, 2020

Getting quotes has never been more convenient.

PrintForm is your partner for smarter, innovative, and multi-purpose manufacturing. We recognize the importance of technology across the manufacturing world and are always working to bring you the largest variety of industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials. At PrintForm, we believe that integrating advanced technology helps turn a challenging and laborious processinto a convenient, computerized, and instantaneous solution.


PrintForm Ends 2018 With Another Great NPS Score of 76

January 14, 2019

Another year is in the books for PrintForm, and after reviewing our projects and responses we’re pleased to announce our final NPS (Net Promoter Score) for 2018 was a 76! We can contribute this success to our fantastic teams that we hold to the highest standard of customer service. Special thanks for our customers and production teams for helping us achieve this massive accomplishment.


Injection Molding Glossary – Frequently Used Terms & Definitions

At PrintForm we are in constant communication with engineers, mold-makers, CNC machinists, and other self-titled experts in manufacturing. Over the years, our molding experience has grown tremendously and with it, our vocabulary


Prototype Through Production: The Front, Back, And In-Between of Enclosures

Everything needs a home, or a molded housing Nearly every product on the market, whether a handheld device, a specialty tool kit or a medical appliance, is going to require some type of enclosure, whether internal or external.


Overmolded Prototypes: Combining Hard & Soft Material For A Functional Part

Overmolding Defined Overmolding is a process that begins as one part or set of parts assembled using two or more different materials to form one ‘body’. Typically the first material, known as the substrate, is partially or fully covered by subsequent materials (overmold materials)


Small Parts = Big Impact In Aerospace And Machinery Industries

DMLS, DMP & SLS DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering, also known as DMP or Direct Metal Printing), & SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) production worthy parts are making a huge impact in the Aerospace & Defense and Heavy Machinery sectors.


PrintForm Finishes 2017 With A Yearly Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78

After tallying the responses from our projects from the end of the year, we were excited to see that our final NPS (Net Promoter Score) for all of 2017 was an incredible 78! We had established a goal of 60 for the year, so this was big news amongst the PrintForm team.


Threaded Inserts And Hardware Options For 3D Printed Prototype Parts

Threaded components, holes and bolted connections are often an important part of prototypes and production parts that are utilized every day — so likely at some point, you’ll require a 3D printed or CNC part with threads.


Additive (3D Printing) VS. Subtractive (CNC Machining) – Which Is Better For Your Parts?

An overview of 3D Printing & CNC, and how they can be utilized together to achieve superior results.


How To Choose The Right 3D Printing Process For Your Project

There are several options when it comes to additive, or 3D printing parts. Most are used for prototypes but in some cases, true production components are achievable.


Data Discussion – The Ins And Outs of An STL File

Overview of the holy grail of 3D Printing files: The STL


Optically Clear And Light Pipe Prototypes

Many projects in the product development industry will require clear parts, both in the prototyping stage, as well as the early production stages of manufacturing. In this post, we will discuss the processes, finishes, and pros & cons of several options that can be utilized to build clear parts


Design Considerations For SLS

Why Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)? With no separate support structures required, SLS technology is suitable for interlocking parts, living hinges and other highly complex designs & applications.


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