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Additive Manufacturing – Covid-19 Impact Over 30 Days

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 stock market to the supermarket. In a February 25 article, Richard D’Aveni suggested in Forbes…

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3D Printing Watertight Containers on 3ntr

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 3ntr printer could help with prototypes and low volume manufacturing. So far, Plural has tried…

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Parts from the 3ntr Printer

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 time and increase productivity. Mulitmaterial parts including ASA-TPU seals and ASA-PETG headlights. There’s more parts…

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AMUG 2020 and Plural

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 return to learn what is new and reconnect with friends. This year, our own Ed…

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Formnext Trends Align with 3ntr

Formnext is past, and 3ntr continues to lead trends in industrial 3D printing. Here’s a few highlights. 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 3ntr to learn more about the history of the “beasts of machines” built for 3D…

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