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From Rapid Prototyping to Large-Volume Production: The Future of AM w/ Ed Graham

Ed Graham, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at ProtoCAM, has been in the AM industry for a long time. He started with ProtoCAM back in 1996, shortly after the company began, and just 10 years after the first 3D printing technology was patented. Graham experienced an evolution in the methodology of the industry, as it…

Shaping 2022: “Convergent Futures” at ProtoCAM

As we enter 2022, we find ourselves enveloped in an ever-changing climate, present in the additive manufacturing industry and the world at large. This state of affairs reveals a pressing need for global togetherness, mutual understanding, and collaboration across cultures, countries, and individuals. That’s why for 2022, we’re establishing a theme of “Convergent Futures,” a…

2021 Year in Review

It’s time for something new; here’s to 2022! We’re preparing for the new year and all it promises, but first we wanted to do a brief review of our 2021! Here at ProtoCAM, we’re always reflecting on what we’ve done in the past in order to improve upon what we produce for the future; it’s…

Innovating Invention with Additive Manufacturing

From time immemorial, inventions have shaped the world we lived in, and helped humans to continue to evolve and innovate. With time and the introduction of product patenting, the process to create unique, new products has simultaneously become both easier and more difficult, as new manufacturing techniques have allowed for significant production opportunities, while more…

World-Changing Innovation with Additive Manufacturing

This week, we’re celebrating National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15) with a look at how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are changing the world! Explore how this innovative technology is changing our world for the better by creating sustainable sanitation structures, low- and no-cost homes for displaced peoples, medical necessities, and more. 3D printing is helping…

Reinventing Toy Production with 3D Additive Manufacturing

It’s officially the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than with a look at how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are expanding and reinventing the toy industry! From its inception, toys have always been a major product of 3D printing; in fact, S. Scott Crump, the inventor of Fused Deposition Modeling, actually developed…

ProtoTip: The Interactive Customer Journey

At ProtoCAM, our number one priority is getting to know our customers and their unique projects so that we can deliver the best products possible. For “Get to Know Your Customers Day,” we’re sharing what our customer journey looks like from start to finish, and how we keep the process interactive and educational with The…

ProtoTip: What is Automated Manufacturing?

Traditional manufacturing involves many individuals working together to bring a product to fruition. Automated manufacturing introduces automated technologies and processes into the mix, which provides many benefits to the end product and the customer. Automation of additive manufacturing technologies and post-processing is a primary aspect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,  in which breakthroughs in new and…

Ask the Interns: An Exit Interview with Tony & Christian

We previously reported on the backgrounds and various goings-on of our summer additive manufacturing interns, Tony and Christian. Their time here at ProtoCAM is drawing to a close, and while we’re sad to see them go, we’re thrilled to see where they’ll head onto from here! As Tony and Christian wrapped up their last few…

Mid-2021 Review: Celebrating ProtoCAM!

We’re midway through 2021, and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far, and where we’re headed in the second half of this year! As we entered into 2021, we moved forward with new hopefulness and a mind to innovate for the future after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout the…