In the Press

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

By Matt Fildes / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 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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Plural Additive Manufacturing Partners with TRAK Machine Tools

By Matt Fildes / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 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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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…

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Plural AM Brings Game Changing Industrial 3D Printers to North America

By superadmin / March 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Plural Additive Manufacturing announces the North American debut of the A2 and A4 thermoplastic industrial 3D printers. The advanced printers unleash the promise of 3D printing to provide cost-effective end-use parts, jigs and fixtures as well as rapid prototyping by delivering industrial grade, replicable manufacturing accuracy using open design and open sourced, multi-materials printing. Manufactured…

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