Tales from the Print Bed

Formnext Trends Align with 3ntr

By Matt Fildes / December 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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3ntr Parts on a Ducati Motorcycle

By Matt Fildes / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Formnext, 3ntr showed a Ductai racing motorycle with nine ABS parts created on a 3ntr industrial 3D printer. These parts were tough enough to withstand the demands of performance motorcycle racing, and precise enough to fit into the motorcycle design. Take a look at exploded diagram below for more information.

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Formnext 2019 and the Spectral 30 – 3ntr’s PEEK 3D Printer

By Matt Fildes / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Formnext 2019 was a whirlwind for 3ntr and its international team that includes myprintoo in Germany, Imprimante 3d France in France, Plural Additive Manufacturing, and more.  The big news behind the blue curtain is the Spectral 30, an industrial 3D printer with a high temperature extruder and chamber for super polymers such as PEEK, PEKK,…

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Multimaterial Printing

By Matt Fildes / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

The 3ntr industrial 3D printers feature 3 nozzle extruders. From time to time, clients ask why three nozzles matter? Some ideas like fast material change over or printing models of more than one material come to mind. But the most intriguing design freedom is combining materials in multimaterial prints such as the robot end arm…

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The Ultimate Long Lasting Nozzle — KRATOS

By Matt Fildes / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Using a new production process, 3ntr has created a new nozzle more tenacious than its previous nozzles — the 3ntr KRATOS. After a relentless quest for excellence, 3ntr produced a sintered tungsten/cobalt carbide nozzle that ensures very high performance over a long period of time. Hardness and the KRATOS Nozzle Compared to other commercial nozzles,…

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Investment Casting Conference 2019

By Matt Fildes / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Plural Additive Manufacturing exhibited at the 66th Annual Investment Casting Institute Conference in October, and showed the advantages of 3ntr industrial 3d printer for casting patterns. The 3ntr industrial 3D printer produces models with precision and low cost per part. The combination of benefits opens new opportunities for low volume pattern runs and more design…

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Formnext 2019

By Matt Fildes / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

3ntr, a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, will exhibit at the largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing show of 2019 – Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov 19 – 21. Visit them at Hall 12.1, Booth G99 to see the latest in 3D printing including the Vento drying unit and the Storm material storage cabinet.…

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Meet 3ntr at Formnext: PEEK Calm and Carry On…

By Matt Fildes / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

3ntr, a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, will exhibit at the largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing show of 2019 – Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov 19 – 21. Visit them at Hall 12.1, Booth G99 to see the latest in 3D printing including the Vento drying unit and the Storm material storage cabinet.…

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Support Tip: Clean the Nozzles

By Matt Fildes / September 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Site visits are the best. Recently, we visited PMT and they had a great reminder on their 3ntr machine: do a nozzle clean on Fridays.  Key to any industrial operation is regular maintenance. 3D printers thrive on a clean nozzle free of debris. Regular cleaning means more consistent performance, smooth surface finishes, and accurate dimensions.  How do…

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PMT – Doubling Productivity with 3D Printing

By Matt Fildes / August 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

PMT bought its first printer over two years ago. In the first year, productivity gains paid for the printer in 7 months and became a key part of their strategy to reduce labor-intensive masking. During a recent visit, PMT shared this spring clamp with us. The clamp replaces a pile of nuts, bolts, and manually…

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