Case Studies

With more than 100 3D print jobs a week, Oral Arts puts its seven 3D printers through the paces, and the team knows from experience which 3D printers really deliver Thomas Winstead founded Oral Arts Dental Laboratories in 1970 in Huntsville, Alabama. Oral Arts has grown...

Luke S. Kahng owns and operates one of the most successful and innovative dental labs in the United States. His LSK121 Oral Prosthetics outside of Chicago serves about 500 dentists, primarily in North America. A Korean immigrant, Kahng is proud of the work his company does...

For more than 35 years, Laboratorio Artigiano Goretti has been producing semi-finished components for footwear in Serra de’ Conti in the Italian province of Ancona. In addition to its experience, Goretti is known particularly for it high-quality uppers and studs, as well as a culture that...

Located in Suzhou, China, professional inner-ear monitor manufacturer, Senhear, relies on EnvisionTEC 3D printers and materials to affordably deliver high-quality products. Senhear makes customized, and increasingly fashionable, inner-ear devices with EnvisionTEC's Perfactory 4 Standard XL machines, which use advanced DLP technology, and DDSP printers. Before 3D printing,...

Martin Miller worked for a jeweler for 20 years before he decided to break out on his own, as a full-service jewelry design studio with a focus on custom pieces. “I needed to get out and do things on my own,” said Miller, whose Flow to...

Bay View Dental Laboratory in Chesapeake, Virginia, is a family business, and although it’s a mid-to-large lab, with 50 employees, after 75 years in business, it still maintains an intimate family feel. Today, a group of second- and third-generation of Shafers are carrying the torch into...

What is the best 3D printer for the jewelry industry? The largest full-service jewelry and watch store in the Northwest relies on a 3D printer from EnvisionTEC for building castable patterns that require detail such as pave and millgraining.   In 2011, the Jewelry Design Center in...

Making Digital Moves with 3D Printing — Stop-motion animation Emmy Award winner uses EnvisionTEC‘s 3D printing solutions to bring to life 3D digital designs From 3D printing hobbyist to professional-grade 3D printer user and spokesperson, Emmy Award winner, Tommy Keiser has taken his digital design skills...

Cost control, 30 micron accuracy, and one-day turnaround — Centric Laboratories in Grand Rapids, Mich., had been serving dentistry with high-end cosmetic and restorative solutions for about 29 years when it decided to make the move to a digital practice, which is helping its business continue to...

A variety of EnvisionTEC 3D printers play a crucial role in keeping large dental lab competitive — Over the years, there have been several pivotal moments when Don Albensi, CEO at Albensi Laboratories in Pittsburgh, thought his business was on the verge of extinction. A new, disruptive technology...

Before he got into 3D printing, Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis — known as Dr. Cosmo — researched the machines for about two years. In his 17-plus years in practice, Dr. Cosmo has always run a progressive, high-tech, full-service orthodontics practice for adults and children. For example, he...

Ohio orthodontist offers better patient experience by taking digital impressions, developing virtual treatment plans and 3D printing dental models In the October 2016 issue of Orthotown, Roy Scott, DDS, gets specific about how his business has been transformed by going digital, sharing actual cost data. He...

Dan Dement has been in the jewelry business for nearly fifty years, the last sixteen making custom jewelry for customers at his Stone Oak Jewelers store in San Antonio. Being in Texas, Stone Oak specializes in bling. “Very few of our rings have fewer than 200 stones...

Dr. Edward Lin serves on boards for SureSmile, American Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics Committee On Technology, Imaging Sciences, OrthoTown and Orthodontic Practice. Today, when it comes to 3D printers, Lin said, “We only use EnvisionTEC.” Dr. Edward Lin of Orthodontic Specialists of Green Bay...

EnvisionTEC produces superior and precise 3D printers for many different industry sectors and a wide range of applications. One such application is the development of production tools – for which accurate 3D printing is an ideal fit as demonstrated by VDM Kunststoftechniek....

Tom Castermans saw a project using 3D printing create a race car a quarter the size of the original and decided to do one better. Using an EnvisionTEC 3D printer, he challenged himself to recreate the same model at 1/43rd of the size....

The family company takes its name from talented founder Grant Macdonald who now works with his equally talented son George. Grant was first introduced to the Perfactory additive manufacturing system in 2003 through his connections with the Goldsmiths Livery Company....

One of the first – and still most successful – applications of 3D printing is within the New Product Development (NPD) process. This case study illustrates how Korean company, Dorco, has saved time and money by employing an EnvisionTEC ULTRA 3D printer for design verification....

In order to keep up with its strong heritage while also having a mind for the future, Cleveland Golf invested in additive manufacturing during the early millennium. EnvisionTEC spoke with Dan Nivanh, research and development engineer at Cleveland Golf, who is responsible for running the...

When it came to choosing a business model, one that made the most of a manufacturing process while optimizing sales, Jewlr wanted the best solution possible. Creating a customized, online shopping experience with detailed attention to customers is their forte, and it has paid off!...