Tales from the Print Bed

Support Tip: Clean the Build Tray

By johnbuck / April 15, 2020 /

Recommended Supplies: — sponge with abrasive nylon scrubbing surface (ex: Scotch-brite). — clean cloth — compressed cleaning air — isopropyl alcohol (91% alcohol recommended) This applies to both the PEI and new 3ntr Diamond print surfaces. Both Diamond build trays and older PEI sheet build trays are reusable for thousands of parts without the use…

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Covid-19 Update, Mar 23

By johnbuck / March 23, 2020 /

On March 23, the state of Oregon announced a new “stay at home” directive to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. Plural Additive Manufacturing continues its emergency actions. Again, we hope you, your families, friends, and communities are safe and healthy. Please note guidance from health agenices like the CDC. Plural is taking these actions: Plural…

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Covid-19: Plural is Open

By johnbuck / March 19, 2020 /

As businesses across the world are affected by the Covid-19 situation, Plural Additive Manufacturing has activated its emergency plan. First, we hope you, your families, friends, and communities are safe and healthy. Please note guidance from health agenices like the CDC. Second, we want to let you know: Plural is open. Employees telecommute and rotate…

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Additive Manufacturing – Covid-19 Impact Over 30 Days

By johnbuck / March 18, 2020 /

Days after the US announced a national emergency from Covid-19, the impacts on society, business, and additive manufacturing are moving at breath-taking speed. AMUG was postponed last week and Rapid + TCT show this week moved to 2021. As infections and deaths climb across Asia, Europe, and North America, the impact is visible from the…

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3D Printing Watertight Containers on 3ntr

By johnbuck / February 28, 2020 /

Lately, Plural Additive Manufacturing has been testing models with watertight lids. This ASA container does not leak upside down or when shaken. A 3ntr printer can create precise threads with a smooth surface finish. It is hard to fit fuel tanks, coolant reservoirs, and other parts into engine compartments and other volume restricted spaces.  A…

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Parts from the 3ntr Printer

By johnbuck / February 26, 2020 /

Our own Ed Israel goes through some of our favorite parts on Youtube. He focuses on a cross section of parts including: Large, complex prototypes including prototypes of a headlight bucket, partial rear differential housing, and a large TPU sandal. Precision models including CMM testing fixtures and fixtures compatible with Lego brick toys that save…

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AMUG 2020 and Plural

By johnbuck / February 24, 2020 /

Plural is getting ready for the most educational show of the 2020 season – the Additive Manufacturing User Group Conference also known as AMUG. Held March 22 – 26 in Cicago, we expect a week of detailed presentations from machine makers, materials providers, and masters in the field of additive manufacturing. Year after year we…

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Formnext Trends Align with 3ntr

By johnbuck / December 12, 2019 /

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 johnbuck / December 5, 2019 /

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 johnbuck / December 5, 2019 /

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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