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  • FROG3D® Demos

    Did you know that the FROG3D® facility runs demos? A demo day is an invaluable opportunity for you to see how the FROG3D® system would work for your business in specific terms. During your demo, the FROG3D® team will focus on the processes that are of particular relevance to your company and what you want to do. Our goal is to allow you to take ownership of the automation process, to go forward with the implementation...

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  • Good News for American Companies!

    Don't Miss Out!

    DID YOU KNOW THAT SECTION 179 TAX SAVINGS MEAN THAT YOU CAN SAVE OVER $70,000* ON YOUR PURCHASE OF A FROG3D® SYSTEM? Now is an amazing time for American companies to take advantage of tax saving opportunities for 2018! LEARN MORE HERE   * Assumes a 35% tax bracket ** The Section 179 is available to US companies only. ***The Section 179 Deduction can significantly lower the true cost of the equipment purchased, financed or leased by allowing you to write...

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  • Let’s Be Social!

    Want to see more examples of the amazing projects being achieved with FROG3D®? Follow us on Instagram, check out our Facebook page, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.  See you there!    ...

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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 play out in actual fact. Regardless of industry or specialty, there are some basic considerations that have a major impact on...

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    Become a LEAP Network contributor

    Do you have a great story or project that you would like featured on the LEAP Network? That’s great! Contact Crystal at crystal@3dcutting.com with the details and become a contributor to a valuable industry resource! ...

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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 to expand into new markets or products. The ability to handle multiple materials is also a key feature of subtractive...

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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 appealing option is the dramatically lower production costs associated with it. When comparing the costs of equipment, materials, and time,...

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  • Love is in the air...

      Forget flowers. This year for Valentine’s Day we want a shiny new set of FROGTools™! Specially engineered for 3D foam carving, these milling bits definitely get our heart racing! ...

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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 that you can apply this knowledge to your specific business plan. Know Your Market: What is the potential for growth in...

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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 becomes more economical to turn to outsourcing rather than to increase shop size. Therefore, developing a stable of reliable subcontractors...

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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 Shop Space the Smart Way   Plan for Potential: For new companies it can be quite tempting to secure the smallest shop...

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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 use for a project will impact production times. Somewhat related to materials are structural support requirements. Depending on the size,...

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  • Start the New Year Right!

    It’s a whole new year of possibilities. Want to learn more about getting 3D CNC technology working for your business? Check out the FROG3D® system! ...

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  • Dear Santa...

    Have you checked out the video of the new FROG360™ from Streamline Automation? Imagine getting one of these under the tree this year! ...

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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 size, and production demands. Recognizing Production Demands Depending on your specific production needs you might find that a combination machine or a...

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