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Material Monday: Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

Material Monday: Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

Brand names: Cycolac, Lustran, Hival What is PBT? Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic that belongs to the polyester family of polymers. It has several different grades that will allow for reinforcement, filled, impact modification, and...

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Material Monday: PC + ABS (ABS + Polycarbonate Alloy)

Material Monday: PC + ABS (ABS + Polycarbonate Alloy)

Brand names: Cycolac, Lustran, Hival What is ABS + PC? ABS + PC is an opaque material that is a low-cost alternative to Polycarbonate. This low-temperature material has improved strengths over its ABS counterpart, as well as mechanical and thermal properties. Known...

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Injection Molding Prototyping is Invaluable Survey Shows

Injection Molding Prototyping is Invaluable Survey Shows

Engineers have a multitude of reasons for creating physical prototypes. They need to get approval for their idea, ensure their concept meets their customers’ needs, and make sure their concept can sustain its integrity under use. They also need to verify that their...

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Reshoring Accelerated: Choosing Domestic Suppliers

Reshoring Accelerated: Choosing Domestic Suppliers

Reshoring Accelerated: U.S. Manufacturers Choose Domestic Suppliers To Create More Resilient Supply ChainsThe coronavirus pandemic shocked the world with chaos and disruption to the global supply chain. As a result, nearly 69% of American manufacturing and industrial...

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New Year, New Project | 2021 Rapid Manufacturing

New Year, New Project | 2021 Rapid Manufacturing

New Year, New Project! Xcentric is ready to help you make 2021 great—starting with competitive quotes for your new projects! Simply click below to request a custom quote for plastic injection molding, CNC machining, or 3D printing. The process is fast and easy with...

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Best Of 2020 | Xcentric Mold

Best Of 2020 | Xcentric Mold

Xcentric Presents: The Top 5 Of 2020We are pleased to share the top 5 blogs of 2020 that provided customers and readers value throughout the year. Check out the topics written by our subject matter experts and be sure to subscribe to our blog for updates. Digital...

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For an Agile Supply Chain, Balance Your Supplier Base

For an Agile Supply Chain, Balance Your Supplier Base

To Build A More Agile Supply Chain, Balance Supplier Consolidation and Supplier DiversificationBuilding an agile supply chain anchored in the United States is more important than ever. Many manufacturers have been trying to reduce their reliance on China as the...

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Mold Better Plastic Parts | 3 Key Considerations

Mold Better Plastic Parts | 3 Key Considerations

Want to Mold Better Plastic Parts? Keep These 3 Factors Top-of-MindMaterial selection, manufacturability & moldability, and proof-of-concept validation. These are 3 considerations that should be top-of-mind for every product designer and engineer who want to mold...

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Proof-of-Concept Can Reduce Risk | Rapid Prototyping

Proof-of-Concept Can Reduce Risk | Rapid Prototyping

Don't Skip The Proof-of-Concept! Reduce Risk With Rapid PrototypingDesign is an iterative process that can require multiple rounds of testing and adjustments. Creating a realistic proof-of-concept with rapid prototyping is a fast, safe, and cost-effective solution for...

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Diversify Network of Vendors| Mitigate Supply Chain Risk

Diversify Network of Vendors| Mitigate Supply Chain Risk

Are Legacy Vendors Invested In Your Success? If Not, You Could Be Vulnerable to Risk.As the technologies that drive manufacturing continue to advance, processes like rapid prototyping are becoming more mainstream and in demand. To meet this demand, the vendor pool is...

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