This is just a slice of the team in our Dearborn, Mich., headquarters. We also have an International headquarters in Gladbeck, Germany, and facilities in Stoke-on-Trent in the U.K.; outside Los Angeles and Montreal; and in Kiev, Ukraine.
In celebration of our 15 year anniversary, we wanted to thank our users around the world for making it possible and ask for your help in building out our photo album of all the great and amazing things that you have made with our technology.
Throughout the year, we’ll be giving out gift cards to users with the best posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Participating is easy!
Post a photo, video or written story about the first thing (or coolest thing!) you ever 3D printed with an EnvisionTEC machine. Be sure to mention which 3D printer or material you used and tell us what you can about the build project.
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Last year, while working with our Digital Design department at @stoopidbuddystoodios, I painted these three different versions of #obiwankenobi for #robotchicken season 8. We wanted to test how far we needed to push the detail in the original digital sculpt, and see what worked best with our #3dprinter and layers of primer+base paint. Digital sculpture: Grace Garcia - man I wish this lady would get on instagram 😉 somebody pester her for me, would ya! #stopmotion #stopmotionanimation #puppet #puppetfabrication #painting #puppetpainting #animation #fabrication #puppetry #puppets #behindthescenes #rapidprototype #rp #envisiontec
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The Vida has really helped our office with the work-flow of creating a retainer It's a really clean, hygienic process and ultimately the biggest difference is that I have yet to put a retainer in someone's mouth and find that it doesn't fit. That would happen about once a week when we were using the old technology. Dr. Kelly Walters, Owner of Dutchess Orthodontics
With MRI scans, we could synthesize a 3D printed meniscus scaffold, which could be made exactly at the size and dimensions of the meniscus that needs to be replaced. Then we delivered two proteins to stimulate the body’s internal stem cells to regenerate the meniscus. We put that scaffolds with the two proteins inside the sheep meniscus that was replaced. (Within about 6 weeks, on average, the meniscus was regenerated in the sheep).
Many of the other 3D printers don’t have the necessary control. Printing the proprietary polymer we’re using for the implant requires high temperature and high pressure to get a very fine filament, which other printers aren’t capable of achieving with the same level of reproducibility. So, not only could we not manufacturer this implant without 3D printing, we couldn’t manufacturer it without this 3D printer. We use the EnvisionTEC not only to print the actual scaffolds being implanted or being tested, but also devices that facilitate the research. ... I can trust my undergraduates to run this printer, because it’s reliable, the interface is easy, and it has a lot of safeguards built-in against user error. It’s definitely the iPhone of printers. It doesn’t let you break it.
“I scan the case, send it to them (OrthoSelect), and they return an already decently set up case. I then spend 3 minutes fine-tuning the final positions of the teeth and hit approve. They then actually go in and design the indirect bonding tray for me, so I don’t have to. Then they send it to my (EnvisionTEC) Vida printer, and I hit print. Now I have a digital IDB solution that only requires about 3 minutes of doctor time. ... That's a huge value position."
Incorporating OrthoSelect and the EnvisionTEC Vida into our indirect bonding procedures has greatly changed the amount of preparation involved. We have scanned and printed our models for several years. The lab time it requires to make your own IDB trays can be quite time consuming. The multistep process can often require several hours. Implementing DIBS has reduced the workload by at least 60 percent. We are now able to 3D print only indirect bonding trays and simply place the brackets in them the day of the initial bonding. It has made us more efficient on a daily basis and freed up so much time to concentrate on patients.
My lab primarily primarily focuses on developing new functional materials for 3D printing. … We have printable hydrogel systems so that we can create complex organ and tissue systems, and we also have our particle based inks where we have the ability to print metals to ceramics to biologic tissues. The ultimate objective and goal of my lab is to develop system that end with 3d printed products that can be accessible to many people. That’s important, especially in the biomedical realm, where cost makes a huge difference.
“This is truly cutting edge. … We create all of our custom hearing instruments this way ― which means millions of products for Sonova around the world in any given year.”
Almost all of our rings have dozens of diamonds, complicated galleries, and many other features you just can’t get with a wax-based growing material. We’ve stuck with EnvisionTEC’s PIC-100 resin. It has always worked very well. Our precision is pretty much dead on. We don’t have a lot of shrinkage or expansion the way we do it. We don’t have a problem with it when we’re measuring diamonds and so forth. It’s pretty much exact.
We date back to hand-carving. That's been our foundation. ... Our 3D printer has allowed us to grow and do thing we never thought we could do by hand. The technology has changed the business so dramatically, we're always pushing what we can do. ... Our (3D printer build) plate is literally full every night.
3D printing is putting more tools into the orthodontists' hands. ... It changes the practice dramatically because you have a faster turnover time and you have more freedom of movement versus working with an intermediary.
The ULTRA has been in almost continuous use since the beginning of this semester. It is rare that I have not been starting one job as soon as the previous one is finished. It has been performing very well and my clients (students, faculty, etc.) are singing its praises.
We built about 8,000 mouths. For the Pirate Captain model, we made 257 separate mouths. For someone like Charles Darwin, we probably had about 130 mouths. We’d still be shooting now if we had to sculpt all of these mouths.
You know, I have worked with and have experience in ALL machine milling machines, Roland, Solidscape, & Perfactory. I gotta tell you honestly I love my desktop. I would not trade it for anything else.
We always search for the highest quality tools in order to produce the most exceptional jewelry. The P4 from EnvisionTEC, combined with their high resolution resins, produces the highest quality prints, offering a platform that sits perfectly alongside our handmade production. This machine has helped to take the company into the 21 century using the highest technology.
Everything is going very well with the machine. Since we purchased the machine we have made over 4,600 parts. This far exceeds our expectations for the laboratory in general. Engineering has really come to enjoy the machine, prepping samples for customer design reviews, in vehicle trials and other things that we were never able to even consider prior to its purchase. Our consumer products group has even used the prototypes for limited consumer trials instead of soft tooling.
The Perfactory machines have allowed, and continue to allow us to make the impossible, possible. 3D printing has become an integral part of our day-to-day silversmithing without taking away from the skill of the silversmiths. It has simply helped with every job and cut massive amounts of time on jobs. There is no going back.
The Perfactory machine has been an invaluable tool for us at Visteon Corporation. When we look to make a low volume prototype production, the surface quality and accuracy of the parts produced on the Perfactory coupled with their durability makes the parts useable in functional testing.
Phonak has successfully employed the EnvisionTEC Perfactory technology to produce 98% of their hearing aid shells globally. We are extremely satisfied with the reliability and throughput of the Perfactory System.
In regards to quality, our DDP4 from EnvisionTEC works very well. The prints match the margins on both our stone and printed models with great accuracy. Overall I would say we are very happy with the machine. It has proven to be very reliable, so much so that we now use it as our primary production machine for waxups.
This research is the first success of living human cartilage tissue composed atop a chip using 3D printing. Though the research isn’t ready to take the place of non-organic replacement joints, as Tuan has said, “It’s very promising and looking good.” At the least the research developed by the team can help scientists better understand what causes osteoarthritis and how to combat degenerative bone diseases with drug therapy. Rocky Tuan, PhD, is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing 3D printed cartilage with the EnvisionTEC Perfactory®.
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