Tales from the Print Bed

Spectral 30 at FormNext 2018

By Matt Fildes / October 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

3ntr debuts Spectral 30 — the new PEEK printer —  at FormNext 2018 Nov 13 – 16 in booth 3.1 -J20. Resulting from Cleansky Eurostar project with Rescoll and Airbus, the Spectral 30 is a high performance thermoplastic manufacturing system built to reduce the cost of producing PEEK, PEKK and other high temperature objects for industries such as aerospace and defense. So what’s new?…

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Wet vs Dry Nylon

By Matt Fildes / July 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have you struggled with fuzzy surfaces, small threads, and warp? You may have a problem with hygroscopic materials that absorb water vapor in the air. In the open air, nylon is fully saturated in a few hours. You can reduce water vapor exposure with a sealed plastic bag, but sooner or later moisture can become…

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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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Clean Parts Faster with Omegasonics 1900BTX

By Matt Fildes / March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cleaning 30% faster, Plural Additive Manufacturing teamed up with Omegasonics to offer the 1900BTX that uses both water agitation and ultrasonic cavitation to remove support material. Combined with Plural’s BioSolv for faster part finishing, it complements a 3ntr industrial 3D printer. Omegasonics’ 1900BTX is a 20-gallon, Plug & Play unit that is a hybrid between traditional bench…

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Plural MMS Cabinet Enhances Industrial Printed Part Quality

By Matt Fildes / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Plural Additive Manufacturing announces its Material Management System (MMS) for 3ntr industrial 3D printers. The MMS is an innovative material conditioning and measurement system that optimizes material surface finish and mechanical performance.  The low humidity space improves material performance and the UV-free storage increases shelf life of material. For example, 18 hours in an…

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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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How to Measure Filament Left on a Spool

By superadmin / January 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Do you have enough filament?”  Fabbaloo asked yesterday.  When a 3D job loads for the weekend, there is always the concern that it might run out in the middle of a print.  Plural Additive Manufacturing came up with a helpful tool: a quick, rough estimation spreadsheet.  The Excel spreadsheet includes a list of materials, the…

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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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Introducing Kisslicer 1.6

By superadmin / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Featuring new and advanced capabilities Plural Additive Manufacturing announces the availability of KISSlicer 1.6 for 3ntr printers. KISSlicer is a powerful application with unprecedented functionality  that prepares STL files for optimized, industrial quality additive manufacturing.     NEW ADVANCES WITH KISSLICER 1.6: Adaptive Layer Control In addition to specifying a layer thickness, users can now…

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STEM Team Learns Design for Additive Manufacturing

By Matt Fildes / July 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

It has been great to have Plural AM as a sponsor for Knights STEM Association (KSA). Tom has been an awesome supporter and our boys got to experience the value of 3D printing parts. In the 2015 season Plural printed propeller guards for our Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and also provided some tips to the…

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