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Pros & Cons of Plastic Injection Molding for Medical Products

Why is plastic injection molding used to produce many medical products? It’s a proven manufacturing process that supports high-volume production with low per-part costs. Injection molding also supports design and manufacturing complexity with part-to-part integrity. Yet not all medical devices and equipment are injection molded. In fact, there are some medical products that don’t contain […]

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GD&T 101: An Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T or GD and T) is a language of symbols and standards designed and used by engineers and manufacturers to describe a product and facilitate communication between entities working together to manufacture product. GD&T was first utilized by the US military in the 1940s with the MIL-STD-8 publication (NOTE: MIL-STD-8 has […]

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How is Agile Manufacturing Impacting CNC Machining?

When you think of agility, something that comes to mind may be the agility competitions for dogs that are broadcast for interested parties to cheer their favorite dog on. You might recall the obstacles the dogs must navigate (typically 14-20), in order to secure a qualifying score or win. Dog agility competitions are serious, with […]

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Fictiv Life Q&A: Nima Rafibakhsh

Welcome to our first edition of Fictiv Life: a series where we will interview different Fictors (aka Fictiv employees) across various departments to give some insight into our incredible team.  For this edition we zoomed in with Nima Rafibakhsh, Sr. Computational Geometry Software Engineer. Nima has been with the company for five years. He has […]

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Fictiv Announces Inaugural Participation in Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2022

CEO & Co-Founder, Dave Evans, to hold session highlighting two customer case studies that demonstrate the economic impact of utilizing digital manufacturing to deliver increased productivity, reduced risk and true agility in today’s volatile supply chain environment SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2022 – Fictiv, known for operating the leading Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem that delivers hardware […]

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Recommended Wall Thickness for 3D Printing

One of the most important considerations when designing parts for 3D printing in 2022 is the 3D printing wall thickness, sometimes referred to as the wall thickness. While 3D printing makes prototyping easier than ever—not only in terms of cost and speed, but also in regards to DFM (design for manufacturing), you can’t disregard DFM […]

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Fictiv Secures $100 Million in Funding to Solve Urgent Supply Chain Risks and Accelerate Time to Market for Product Companies

Series E funding will advance digital manufacturing adoption throughout enterprise organizations Fictiv, the leader in high-quality, on-demand manufacturing, today announced the closing of a $100 million Series E funding round. The investment will advance Fictiv’s mission to accelerate product innovation with an expanded focus on decreasing supply chain risk through its best-in-category technology and product […]

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Case Study: How Construction Product Companies Can Prevent Production Delays with Fictiv’s Injection Molding Expertise

The Challenge: Meeting To-Market Deadlines In the world of construction and building product manufacturing, go-to-market launch dates are set — and need to be met. However, designing complex and custom parts isn’t an inherently speedy process, and making a part that meets exact specifications and performance requirements may take dozens of iterations. This creates a […]

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Preventing Part Delays, Meeting Requirements

Why Construction Product Companies Partner with Fictiv for Injection Molding Services Whether it’s lighting fixtures, electrical connectors and components, or plumbing pipes and accessories, plastic parts used in the construction of residential or commercial spaces run the gamut in terms of diversity and design complexity. But the one thing all these parts have in common […]

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Injection Molding for the Medical Industry

Is it time to inject more accuracy, versatility, quality, and cost-efficiency into your medical manufacturing project? Then injection molding might be just what the doctor ordered. This proven production method can create high volumes of tight-tolerance parts from a wide variety of polymers, including medical-grade plastics that meet tough regulatory requirements and testing standards. Whether […]