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Be Certain in Uncertain Times: Gain Clarity and Maintain a Competitive Edge

Be Certain in Uncertain Times: Gain Clarity and Maintain a Competitive Edge

Uncertainty in business today is a fact of life. Should we zig or should we zag? Should watch and wait, or invest and get ahead? These are complicated questions, and we won’t be so bold to suggest that we have all the answers. What we can offer, though, is clarity. Hawk Ridge Systems has a proven process to help our clients gain clarity, especially during times of uncertainty. This process really begins with three key elements. 

January 26, 2023
Create Functional, Bright White Parts with the New HP 5420W 3D Printer

Create Functional, Bright White Parts with the New HP 5420W 3D Printer

HP recently announced the release of a new printing system called the 5420W aimed at producing production-grade white parts ready for end use. These new printing capabilities will bring Multi Jet Fusion to new markets and applications that require consumer-grade components right off the machine. 

January 10, 2023
Introducing the Robust PA12 Print Mode for HP5200 3D Printers

Introducing the Robust PA12 Print Mode for HP5200 3D Printers

HP just announced the release of a new Robust PA12 print mode for the 5200 3D printer. This print mode will prove to be a nice addition to the suite of existing print modes along with balanced and fast print modes. When you want to achieve the best possible combination of cosmetic finish, dimensional accuracy, and mechanical quality, this is going to be the print mode for you. These benefits have a place in every industry vertical that HP Jet Fusion currently serves.

December 29, 2022
Exploring What's New: CAMWorks 2023 Enhancements

Exploring What's New: CAMWorks 2023 Enhancements

For years, CAMWorks has been one of the best CAM software options for automation and SOLIDWORKS integration. The recent upgrades and updates for 2023 help uphold that reputation. We will highlight some of the more exciting and important changes added to CAMWorks 2023.

December 28, 2022
Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions About 3D Printing

Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions About 3D Printing

3D printing has grown and changed a lot over the years, and through that time there have been common objections that we have seen here at Hawk Ridge Systems that simply are not relevant due to technological improvements over time. In today’s article, we are going to look at five common misconceptions about 3D printing. 

December 16, 2022