Tales from the Print Bed

Multimaterial Printing

By johnbuck/ November 6, 2019 /

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 johnbuck/ November 6, 2019 /

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 johnbuck/ November 6, 2019 /

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 johnbuck/ November 6, 2019 /

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 johnbuck/ October 15, 2019 /

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 johnbuck/ September 17, 2019 /

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 johnbuck/ August 29, 2019 /

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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3ntr Visits Plural in August

By johnbuck/ August 29, 2019 /

In Italy, August is a month for relaxing as the heat rises. This summer, Plural was fortunate enough to have Emanuele D’Addario spend some of that time with us. As the new channel manager at 3ntr, Emanuele is a valuable link between the US market and our Italian manufacturer, 3ntr. We showed him some of…

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Frog tests designs faster with 3ntr 3D printing

By johnbuck/ July 25, 2019 /

Frog is a global design studio founded in Germany in 1969. Recently, Frog worked on the Lumen product, a device that gathers real-time metabolic data from users. With basic shapes sketched, Frog needed to develop real world prototypes for feedback and testing among different concepts. 3D printing with a three-extruder A4 allowed Frog to find…

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Rapid 2019 Recap

By johnbuck/ June 4, 2019 /

From May 21 – 23, 2019, the Plural team was in Detroit at the Rapid + TCT show. We spoke to hundreds of people about the Plural advantages of 3ntr printers: large printer beds, open materials libraries, high temperature extruder, and the dry material handling system. Making its 2019 Rapid debut, the A2v4 features higher…

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