In the Press

Formnext Trends Align with 3ntr

By johnbuck / December 12, 2019 /

Formnext is past, and 3ntr continues to lead trends in industrial 3D printing. Here’s a few highlights. 3Dprint.com noted 3ntr’s “through and through” multimaterial prints with flexible and rigid materials. We’ve talked about some of the advantages of multimaterial prints before, and it was great to share progress. Joris Peels also interviewed Davide Ardizzoia of…

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So you are shopping for a PEEK 3d printer at Formnext 2019….

By johnbuck / November 8, 2019 /

“Can you print PEEK?” “Over 400 C extruder… so you can print Ultem?” We hear it a lot as we travel and talk to members of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing community about 3ntr industrial 3d printers. Super polymers like PEEK, Ultem, and PEKK are so strong, so temperature resistant, and so limitless that…

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Frog tests designs faster with 3ntr 3D printing

By johnbuck / July 25, 2019 /

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 johnbuck / May 30, 2019 /

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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3ntr End-Use Parts in Packaging Machines at Goglio S.p.A.

By johnbuck / April 30, 2019 /

In 2016, Goglio S.p.A. needed an economical, sustainable solution for producing plastic parts with multiple colors for different machines in low volume, explained Olivier Gallati, the Goglio Machine Development Manager. Goglio produces a variety of machines for packaging coffee, food, and industrial products. The challenge becomes customizing each machine to customer needs. “We tried to…

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Pella Windows innovates with 3ntr and Plural

By johnbuck / March 19, 2019 /

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 johnbuck / February 7, 2019 /

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 johnbuck / January 16, 2019 /

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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Plural Additive Manufacturing Partners with TRAK Machine Tools

By johnbuck / November 13, 2018 /

LAKE OSWEGO, OR — NOVEMBER 7, 2018 – Plural Additive Manufacturing, the exclusive North American importer of the 3ntr family of additive manufacturing systems, today announced its new alliance with TRAK Machine Tools, a subsidiary of Southwestern Industries, Inc. Starting in December, 2018 TRAK Machine Tools will begin to sell and support the 3ntr systems…

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Faster Processing with 3D Printing

By johnbuck / May 22, 2018 /

“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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