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  • TAKING SIGNAGE TO THE NEXT DIMENSION

    THE POWER OF POSSIBILITY

    Being able to identify and act on key signage market trends is of enormous benefit for any media or large printing company. With the introduction and ensuing popularity of digital signage, businesses are looking for other, more affordable, means of pushing creative boundaries and providing new and appealing advertising capabilities for their clients. 3-dimensional signage...

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  • FROG3D® vs. Alternative Technologies

    Whitepaper Alert!

    When looking to automate and expand fabrication processes, the technological options can be broken down into three camps.  Businesses can invest in a FROG3D® System, which provides integrated 3D CNC fabrication abilities, a robot, or a 3D printer. Which direction you chose to go requires a thorough understanding of the different technologies and how they...

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  • Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

    Feasibility

    Project size is another deciding factor when comparing additive and subtractive manufacturing methods. Because of the limitations of 3D printing when it comes to material costs, production times, design alterations, and material types, 3D printing is constrained to the fabrication of small sized, low-volume production runs. Conversely, 3D CNC technology can handle the full range of...

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  • Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

    Versatility

    Subtractive technologies win big at fabrication versatility when compared to additive methods. While 3D printing might excel in a handful of specific fabrication niches, 3D CNC fabrication technology can be applied to a staggeringly large list of industries and production processes. This makes 3D CNC equipment a better investment for any company wanting the capability...

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  • Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

    Comparing Costs

    When it comes to the fabrication of 3D objects, 3D printing and 3D carving provide two different manufacturing methods. While 3D printing has recently been generating a lot of publicity, the fact remains that it is rarely the best, or most realistic, production process. One of the major factors that makes 3D CNC milling a more...

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  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Intelligent Shop Planning and Business Growth

    Planning for Success

    As outlined above, there are many factors that determine the best shop size for a given CNC fabrication company. However, and this cannot be emphasized enough, each factor is predicated on the presumption of solid business planning. Therefore, before committing to any shop it is vital that you have assessed and identified these factors, so...

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  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Intelligent Shop Planning and Business Growth

    Reconceptualising the 'Shop' As a Physical Space

    Build Outsourcing Support: For businesses that already have an established market and can better predict their project flow, shop size can range anywhere between 15,000-45,000 ft2. The range is large because each business will have a unique set of needs based on their specialization and production style. Eventually, somewhere between 25,000 and 45,000 ft2 it...

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  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Intelligent Shop Planning and Business Growth

    Managing Shop Space the Smart Way

    Determining optimal shop size for CNC fabrication equipment is a complicated issue that requires careful thought. While it is easy to measure equipment, shop size is more about production goals than it is about machinery footprints. Depending on your business, your contacts and your cash flow, the size of shop that works best will differ. Managing...

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  • Estimating Project Times: Some Considerations

    FINISHING TOUCHES AND STAFF SKILL

    The complexity required for finishing a piece will also impact production time. If a project needs to be smooth-finished (compared to a pebbled finish) this will take more time because the coating needs to be sanded smooth. Likewise, protective coating needs can be as basic or as complex as a project requires.  At the finishing...

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  • Estimating Project Times: Some Considerations

    MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS

    Materials factor into time requirements because denser materials take longer to mill or cut. Maximum cutting speeds for 3D CNC routers pertain to light density materials such as foam. If you were to use wood or resin (for example), the time to mill these materials would be somewhat longer. Therefore, what material you need to...

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  • Estimating Project Times: Some Considerations

    MAKING A PROJECT MODEL

    Determining how long it takes to do a job depends on numerous features. Many of these times can be dramatically reduced using 3D CNC technology, but others will be specific to individual jobs and these you will have to anticipate. Training and experienced support will go a long way towards helping appropriately gauge time requirements...

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  • New Technology Update: Is Combination CNC Equipment Right for You?

    Recognizing Production Demands

    Combination CNC equipment, such as FROG360™, refers to a single piece of equipment that can perform the full range of 3D CNC fabrication tasks (scanning, cutting, milling) usually divided between several different machines. Determining if such an equipment solution is the right fit for your business depends on a number of factors including budget, shop...

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  • New Technology Update: Is Combination CNC Equipment Right for You?

    Optimizing Equipment Footprint for Shop Size

    Combination CNC equipment, such as FROG360™, refers to a single piece of equipment that can perform the full range of 3D CNC fabrication tasks (scanning, cutting, milling) usually divided between several different machines. Determining if such an equipment solution is the right fit for your business depends on a number of factors including budget, shop...

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  • New Technology Update: Is Combination CNC Equipment Right for You?

    Balancing Budget and Business Growth

    Combination CNC equipment, such as FROG360™, refers to a single piece of equipment that can perform the full range of 3D CNC fabrication tasks (scanning, cutting, milling) usually divided between several different machines. Determining if such an equipment solution is the right fit for your business depends on a number of factors including budget, shop...

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  • 3D Foam Carving and Commercial Signage

    Installation Considerations

    When planning for the installation of a 3D sign within a commercial space there are a few considerations that will help facilitate the process. To start, determine sign visibility and sightlines during the design component. How is the sign going to be viewed? The height and angle of intended signage space will impact how the...

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  • 3D Foam Carving and Commercial Signage

    Fabrication Options

    When it comes to 3D signage it is important to note the difference between 3D letters and a fully 3D sign. 3D lettering is a great way to add a punch of wow to a commercial sign. Generally quick and easy to make, 3D letters can be cut from foam blocks using a hotwire foam...

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  • 3D Foam Carving and Commercial Signage

    Why Chose 3D for Commercial Signage?

    Going 3D with commercial signage is a simple and effective means of substantially increasing impact and draw for consumers. Unlike the traditional signage that inundates commercial spaces, 3D signage presents a new and novel means of attracting attention and generating interest. Thanks to this heightened visibility, 3D signage is proving to be the smart choice...

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