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  • Put Your Creativity on Display

    From jaw-dropping booths to captivating storefronts to engaging and immersive exhibits, FROG3D can take your business to the next dimension. With the FROG3D System you can fabricate larger, more accurate, and more amazing displays and exhibits than ever before. Click here to read about the applications of FROG3D for displays and exhibits and to check out some great photo examples! ...

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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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  • Six Reasons why FROG3D® is Revolutionizing Sculptural Preservation

    From non-invasive imaging to precise replication to the establishment of an enduring provenance, museums, galleries, and even private collectors are turning more and more to the use of FROG3D 3D CNC Technology to assist with the preservation of sculptural art collections. Read why here. ...

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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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  • Custom Prototyping Project

    See  our  latest  video  showing  how  quick  and  easy  it  is  to  prototype  custom large-scale projects using  the  FROG3D®  System.  This  is  a  great  example  of  how  FROG3D®’s  integrated  3D  scanning,  3D  digital  modeling,  and  3D  CNC  milling  technologies  work  together  to  produce  exceptional  results!  ...

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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

    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 project sizes. From a detailed rubber stamp to a 40 foot bronze sculpture, size is no object. To this end,...

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  • Get Hard Results from Your Software

    Looking to start doing your 3D modeling in-house? Check out FROGWare™, a powerful software suite for 3D design and fabrication. ...

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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

    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 level, and indeed for the project as a whole, staff skill will also play a significant role. At each stage...

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  • CNC 3D Foam Carving and Replication for Special Events

    One of the common requirements for special event décor is multiple matching items. Whether it is 200 identical centerpieces, 20 perfect pillars or 2 exact towers, most events are built around repeating props and objects. Common problems with mass replication While mass replication is a common requirement for special event providers, fabrication has traditionally come with several challenges. First and foremost it is time consuming. Producing a large number of 3D items to look exactly the same...

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