In the Press

Closing the Gap – Plural in Manufacturing Today

By johnbuck/ June 5, 2017 /

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 johnbuck/ March 28, 2017 /

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 johnbuck/ January 27, 2017 /

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 johnbuck/ January 23, 2017 /

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 johnbuck/ December 10, 2016 /

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 johnbuck/ November 30, 2016 /

  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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3D Printing & Jello Shots: What Do They Have in Common? –

By johnbuck/ August 31, 2016 /

Introducing JEVO We recently invited 3D printing editor Michael Molitch-Hou to our Portland offices to see our printers in person, and to meet a couple local customers. Our first visit was to Food & Beverage Innovations, the pioneers behind the soon-to-launch JEVO JelloShot machine. When we first met the JEVO team, they were in…

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Sof-Tek Brings Additive Manufacturing In-House for Efficient Production –

By johnbuck/ August 3, 2016 /

As a contract manufacturer knowledgeable of trends and technology, Sof-Tek knew that 3D printing had the potential to enable them to quickly turn around prototypes, and to produce end-use plastic parts. They began their search a few years ago and, like so many companies, the high-end industrial printers were outside of their price range, and…

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Plural AM Leverages Low-Cost Industrial Systems for Additive Manufacturing in the U.S. –

By johnbuck/ May 10, 2016 /

Despite the seemingly countless desktop systems on the market, there proved to be a lack of affordable 3D printers capable of working with the industrial thermoplastics that most manufacturing businesses would require. …”So, we wanted to see what we could do about that. We spent a good part of the past two years researching if…

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3ntr’s Industrial 3D Printers Enter the U.S. via Plural AM –

By johnbuck/ March 31, 2016 /

  After the desktop additive manufacturing explosion that occurred with the rise of the open-source 3D printing movement, numerous smaller companies have sought to bring their own take on plastic extrusion, or fused filament fabrication (FFF), to the table and at costs that greatly undercut the FDM king. Not all of these firms have aimed…

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