A-dec saved $36,000 dollars with Plural Additive Manufacturing by bringing part production in-house through an industrial 3D printer from 3ntr. At the same time, the part used only 20% of machine time, and was available for new projects.
When asked about their experience, three Plural characteristics stood out: relational, capable, and quality. Plural service and its 3ntr industrial 3D printers set it apart from other solutions. A-dec’s requirements for a 3D printer included a bigger print bed to run over the weekend, flexibility to use open materials, and high quality printing.
After working with Plural to validate sample parts, the 3ntr A2 delivered +/- 0.003 inch (0.076 mm) tolerances at six critical points. No other printer could match that performance at the price.
UNPARALLELED SUPERIOR PRODUCTION.
3D PRINTING AS IT SHOULD BE.
Functional, not fictional parts
The A2v2 takes its time but this results in perfectly smooth walls and accurate details. When you are using it for larger industrial parts and prototypes the results can be even better.
…it just feels solid and precise.
The A2v2 is a machine that costs just a fraction of industry-leading Fortus. Yet it offers an enclosed heated chamber, several different high grade thermopolymers to work with, extreme precision and even up to triple extrusion. All this with a print volume of 620 x 350 x 490 mm.
Their strategy is to increase the quality, broaden the number and type of materials printable and reduce costs all at the same time. And from what I saw, it appears they’re doing so successfully.
I examined sample prints from these machines and found them to be of exceptional quality. The edges are very sharp, surface texture is near perfect.
The tolerances on this machine are quite incredible.