In the Press

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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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 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Open Materials Are the Backbone of Additive Manufacturing Success

By Matt Fildes / November 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

  At Plural, we put a lot of work into understanding and communicating how Additive Manufacturing is different from 3D printing and materials come up time and time again. As we continue to engage with our clients, we find materials often will define whether a given part and process is a suitable candidate for additive…

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