Matt Fildes

Open Materials at the Rapid + TCT Show 2018

By Matt Fildes / May 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

At the Rapid + TCT Show in Fort Worth, Texas, several speakers signaled the rise of open materials. At Plural, we’ve been supporting open materials for a while. It’s nice to hear the word is getting out. HP gets it. Stephen Nigro at HP noted that open materials selection unlocks innovation and material pricing in…

Read More

Clean Parts Faster with Omegasonics 1900BTX

By Matt Fildes / March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cleaning 30% faster, Plural Additive Manufacturing teamed up with Omegasonics to offer the 1900BTX that uses both water agitation and ultrasonic cavitation to remove support material. Combined with Plural’s BioSolv for faster part finishing, it complements a 3ntr industrial 3D printer. Omegasonics’ 1900BTX is a 20-gallon, Plug & Play unit that is a hybrid between traditional bench…

Read More

Plural MMS Cabinet Enhances Industrial Printed Part Quality

By Matt Fildes / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Plural Additive Manufacturing announces its Material Management System (MMS) for 3ntr industrial 3D printers. The MMS is an innovative material conditioning and measurement system that optimizes material surface finish and mechanical performance.  The low humidity space improves material performance and the UV-free storage increases shelf life of material. For example, 18 hours in an…

Read More

Three Steps to Additive Manufacturing at PMT

By Matt Fildes / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

PMT Shielding Solutions is a leading provider of physical vapor deposition (PVD) services for aerospace, medical, and defense applications. Client jobs may involve, tens, hundreds, or thousands of fixtures for molded plastic parts. At first, PMT machined or 3D printed fixtures like those shown in green with machine shops or external service bureaus. These solutions…

Read More

A-dec Saves $36,000 with One Part

By Matt Fildes / December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

A-dec saved $36,000 dollars with one part 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…

Read More

Closing the Gap – Plural in Manufacturing Today

By Matt Fildes / June 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

We were interviewed by the Manufacturing Today team prior to RAPID for an article published in their May/June magazine. Read the full article in the Manufacturing Today ezine here.         “The high cost of low-volume manufacturing has been the sort of problem everyone sees but until recently has been unable to solve. -Ed Israel, Plural Additive…

Read More
nPower

Introducing nPower – High-Temp, Chemical Resistant Affordable Alternative to PEEK & ULTEM

By Matt Fildes / January 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

January 27, 2017 Portland, Oregon Plural Additive Manufacturing, North American distributor of the 3ntr industrial 3D printers, announces the availability of nPower, a new high-temperature, highly solvent-resistant polymer alloy for 3D printing. Created in partnership with 3ntr and FILOALFA for 3ntr machines, nPower is a PPS filament that delivers the strength and thermal/chemical resistance required…

Read More

"3ntr Pushes the Envelope on Filament 3D Printing" – fabbaloo

By Matt Fildes / January 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

as featured on fabbaloo It was an awesome thing yesterday to read a review on Fabbaloo about our 3ntr printers, the array of materials we can print, and the accuracy of the prints themselves.   A few quotes we like: Their strategy is to increase the quality, broaden the number and type of materials printable…

Read More

3D Printing Speeds Up Vacuum Metallizing

By Matt Fildes / January 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Plastic-Metals Technologies, Inc’s (PMT) shielding solutions are a specialized service—the fabrication of custom electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) shields. This type of shielding is often necessary for electronics or electronic devices that would otherwise suffer from crosstalk or interference as a result of electromagnetic or radio signals from other components within the…

Read More
Printbed filled with parts

What Makes an Industrial 3D Printer?

By Matt Fildes / December 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

These days, products often appear similar on spec sheets. It can be difficult to understand what the subtle differences really are and how they will impact your intended use case. The key to all of this is design intent.   It’s not enough to re-purpose a commercial concept or rapid prototyping printer as a production grade…

Read More