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How to move between 3D Printing and CNC Machining For Plastic Parts

 

Not so long ago, having prototypes or a few production parts machined was a more costly and time consuming process. You mailed a paper drawing to your favourite machine shop, had a short chat with the owner or shop foreman to discuss the due date and price, and waited. If you were in a hurry, maybe you paid for the overtime to get the parts done sooner, but prototyping was still an exercise in patience. You could get real parts, but at the cost of valuable production time and money.

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