Rapid 2019 Preview and AMUG 2019 Recap

We’ve caught our breath just in time for Rapid in Detroit. Are you going? Because we’re speaking about estimating cost per part at Rapid + TCT Show 2019 on May 22. One of the top questions among additive manufacturing clients is “How do we take the first step toward additive manufacturing? And, how do we justify the cost to accounting?” Our president, Ed Israel, will review 3 case studies and 10 critical variables that you can use to justify investments.

Plural at AMUG 2019, and ready for Rapid + TCT 2019

Plus, in booth 1733 and 1832 we’ll have the A2v4 3ntr industrial 3D printer with high temperature extruder, loads of parts, and the Plural Material Management System (MMS) that keeps material dry. Compare the fuzzy wet nylon cube and the dry nylon cube below.

Wet nylon (top) compared to dry nylon (bottom) printed from the Plural Material Management System.

Did we miss you at AMUG? Is it a blur? We can tell you what we know. We talked with thought leaders like keynote speaker Brian McLean from Laika from our hometown of Portland, Oregon. 

Brian McLean from Laika and Ed Israel from Plural
Brian McLean from Laika and Ed Israel from Plural

We spoke about new high temperature materials like PEKK with Rod Reber from Arkema, differences between semi-crystalline and amorphous PEI materials, and the features that help industrial 3D printers create repeatably accurate parts.

Rod Reber from Arkema talking about PEKK and high temp materials at AMUG 2019.
Rod Reber from Arkema talking about PEKK and high temp materials at AMUG 2019.

We asked UL if 3D printers are killing us with volatile organic chemicals and ultrafine particles (answer: not quickly). And we were happy to learn more about the importance of UL 2904 for testing and assessing chemical and particle emissions. Our 3ntr printers feature a HEPA and charcoal filter to address both concerns.

Best of all, we made new friends and caught up with old ones. Thanks to all, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.