Case Study

PMT – Doubling Productivity with 3D Printing

By Matt Fildes / August 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

PMT bought its first printer over two years ago. In the first year, productivity gains paid for the printer in 7 months and became a key part of their strategy to reduce labor-intensive masking. During a recent visit, PMT shared this spring clamp with us. The clamp replaces a pile of nuts, bolts, and manually…

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Frog tests designs faster with 3ntr 3D printing

By Matt Fildes / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Frog is a global design studio founded in Germany in 1969. Recently, Frog worked on the Lumen product, a device that gathers real-time metabolic data from users. With basic shapes sketched, Frog needed to develop real world prototypes for feedback and testing among different concepts. 3D printing with a three-extruder A4 allowed Frog to find…

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Momodesign 3D Prints More Polymers with 3ntr

By Matt Fildes / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

For over 20 years, Momodesign has been a leader in Italian motorcycle fashion and safety. When developing its new Aero helmet, they needed to reduce the design lifecycle from 3 years to a year and a half — no easy feat. The 3ntr industrial 3D printer offered speed to iterate design ideas and an open…

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Pella Windows innovates with 3ntr and Plural

By Matt Fildes / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

In the March issue of Additive Manufacturing, Peter Zelinski shares an interview with one of Plural’s innovative customers, Kurtis Webb from Pella Windows in Pella, Iowa. Kurtis is a Senior Engineering Team Leader, and helped lead his team to a mindset change. Now they consider the advantages of subtractive machining and additive manufacturing at the…

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3ntr and Medics3D

By Matt Fildes / February 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Medics 3D of Italy provides high fidelity 3D reconstruction models for Orthopedics, Urology, Cardiology, General Surgery and precision three-dimensional diagnostics.  They chose a 3ntr 3D printer for virtual models of organs. In this example, Medics 3D printed a replica of a patient’s liver. The model allowed the surgeon to study  the anatomy and the vascularization of the organ…

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Crocs and 3ntr — The Shoe Fits

By Matt Fildes / January 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Maybe you’ve seen the image of a green Crocs sandal printed on a 3ntr industrial 3D printer.  There’s a lot more to the story — like Crocs creates 250 prototypes per season with 3ntr machines. Matteo Maggioni shares the details in Italian at replicatore.it and English at 3D Printing Media Network  Below is a Google translation of the…

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Faster Processing with 3D Printing

By Matt Fildes / May 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

“It seems strange to think about now, but previously, we doubted we could justify our own 3D printing,” says Adam Anaforian, general manager at Plastic-Metals Technologies, Inc. Now, PMT has two 3ntr industrial 3D printers running around the clock and through the weekends to generate hundreds of identical tooling components. PMT uses the printers to…

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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…

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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…

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