The “A” List — Noteworthy projects and service providers chosen by the ACG Marketing Team.
A 3D printed frog! Just what every girl needs, right? To produce this artistic 3D printed frog the Objet designer used a combination of Objet’s new VeroClear transparent material for the frog’s limbs and skin â€“ and Objet VeroBlack for his core. The smooth, shiny surfaces and pleasing effect as one material runs and ‘melts’ into the other is a unique quality found only on the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer.
Selective Laser Sintering
The Paramount Industries product development team additive manufactured a replica of the USS United States frigate via laser sintering. CEO Jim Williams presented the 3D model of the historic Navy frigate USS United States to US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead at Philadelphia Navy Yard. The presentation took place during a ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference at Philadelphiaâ€™s Navy Yard on August 27, 2011 and included remarks from Mayor Michael Nutter, Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart, US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, as well as other dignitaries and program managers. www.paramountind.com
Events and Expos
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) RAPID and 3D IMAGING event allows professionals to play an integral role in North America’s definitive annual additive manufacturing technical conference and exposition. Known worldwide as a must-attend event, RAPID and 3D IMAGING is the place to learn the basics as well as explore the newest technologies and materials in additive manufacturing in combination with 3D imaging. It’s the largest industry forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments, trends and techniques specific to additive manufacturing, rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D imaging.
The 3D/VR Center at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology is one of only six Interactive Digital Centers in the world. Specializing in the design, development and implementation of 3D/Virtual Reality business solutions for sales, marketing, training, trade show presentations and other applications, the center works with business and industry to develop immersive and interactive customer/employee experiences. SiMT employs state-of-the-art technologies including rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
Polymer Technologies injection molding and manufacturing capabilities are virtually without limit, thanks to 22 process-controlled injection molding machines, â€œBatchâ€ and â€œPusher” furnaces, compounders and extruders. PTI utilizes a number of custom-built machines and highly-customized molding equipment, fixtures and furnaces in the production of superior-quality injection molded products. In addition, the production area features lean-manufacturing based work cells allowing for maximum efficiency on our production lines.
Stereolithography & Quickcast
Quickcastâ„¢ is a stereolithography build style trademarked by 3D Systems Corporation. It was created to meet the needs of the Investment Casting industry. Just as stereolithography and rapid technologies have greatly reduced time to market, Quickcast patterns for investment casting has had a profound effect on the metal casting industry. InterPRO uses Quickcast instead of the time consuming process of creating tooling to produce wax patterns, allowing the review of metal designs in days instead of months. This rapid pattern creation also provides foundries with invaluable shrink and gating information prior to hard tooling.
Kemeera, Inc. is your all in one product development partner. From concept consulting to design to production and everything in between, Kemeera can be your one stop partner for the entire process. Located in the Silicon Valley, we have worked with some of the most innovative companies in the world to help them deliver their great next generation products. If your goals are to deliver products to market faster while reducing new product introduction costs, Kemeera can help. Kemeera, Inc. has also teamed with Objet Geometries to sell the market-proven Eden Family, professional line of 3D printers, the affordable Alaris30 Desktop 3D printing system, and the Connex family, which is the worlds only multi-material 3D printing system in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
BotMill’s premium unassembled DIY 3D printer kit comes equipped with the latest and up-to-date top quality parts and accessories. It has everything you need, including tools, software and speedy expert technical support to get a 3D printer up and running. Regular Price: $1,195. [Sometimes advertised for a special price: $1,065.] Check with the manufacturer. Prices subject to change without notice. ACG does not guarantee promotional pricing listed on this site.
Founded in 1986, CIMtech provides a comprehensive spectrum of design engineering, laser scanning, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing and vacuum forming solutions. The company offers licensing, installation and training for CAD/CAM, CNC machining, DNC networking, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, geometric shape creation, measurement, design verification and shop floor automation software through value added reseller agreements with software companies such as; ArtCAM, Mastercam, Kubotek, Predator, Rapidform, Rhino, Robotmaster and Verisurf. As an authorized Stratasys dealer, CIMtech markets and sells Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) equipment including; Fortus 3D Production Systems, Dimension 3D Systems, uPrint Plus 3D Printers. CIMtech’s team of engineers and skilled technicians offers immediate response to product development projects requiring fully functional prototypes, models and end-use-parts made with ABSplus, the production-grade thermoplastic.
A Good Read
The Wohlers Report is published annually by industry veteran Terry Wohlers — an independent consulting firm that provides technical and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and additive manufacturing applications including:
- 3D printing of design and concept models
- rapid prototyping of parts for fit and functional testing
- patterns for castings and mold and die tooling
- jigs, fixtures, guides, and assembly tooling
- on-demand manufacturing of custom, limited edition, and short-run volumes
We <3 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Injection Molding and Additive Manufacturing!