Case Studies

Using New Technology to Preserve the Old For Jason Lamontagne, Master Mechanic of the Wiscassset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum (Alna, ME), the embrace of additive manufacturing was a reluctant compromise. Lamontagne and the rest of the museum’s army of members, employees, and volunteers are thoroughly...

Using a Robot to 3D Print for Metal Castings Also Lowers Costs Flowserve (Irving, TX) is a $4 Billion provider of fluid motion control solutions (pumps, valves, and mechanical seals) for “the world's toughest, most critical applications.” And almost “half of that business is after market,"...

Breaking the Sand Casting Mold with Additive Manufacturing When your foundry fills a city block and your production equipment and patterns fill the foundry, how do you grow? For Trident Alloys (Springfield, MA) the answer was a Viridis3D Robotic Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system, to 3D print...

Since the inception of 3D printing in the early 1980s, mass production has been viewed as the technology’s holy grail. But for more than a decade, while other companies have teased the possibility of full-production 3D printing of sneakers, eyeglasses, toys and other objects, Switzerland-based Sonova, the...

Golden Sun Manufacturing has been a master designer, modeler and caster of high-end jewelry based in Plains, Montana, since 2001. Whether it’s helping its jewelry customers deliver unique and original pieces or recreating heirlooms, Golden Sun is a highly regarded company in jewelry manufacturing. The...

Zsombor Antal of Best Cast outside of New York City talks about why 90+% of his production is on EnvisionTEC's 3D printers. The company has been doing mass customized production with EnvisionTEC 3D Printers since 2004 and said the technology is what best meets its needs. "We...

Néo 3D, la branche 3D numérique d’Orthodontic’s à Chartres s’est rapidement imposé comme le précurseur français du numérique dentaire en orthodontie depuis sa création en 2012. Avec un taux d’équipement en scanner intraoral de seulement 7% chez les chirurgiens-dentistes en France aujourd’hui, la marge de progression...

McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration uses 3D printing technology to replicate nature’s own textiles and patterns to better understand tough designs that are resistant to puncture and more. Imagine building a jigsaw puzzle out of ABS plastic that is 45 times tougher than...

D-Entity is a 50-year-old, full-service dental and orthodontic laboratory that has embraced technology change as a means to deliver affordable and quality care to patients. It has two facilities in Italy, in Modena and Rimini, and co-owner Roberto Acorsi says the company has embraced all things...

Hazleton Casting Company in Eastern Pennsylvania can now offer fast-turnaround castings without expensive hard tooling to its specialty equipment manufacturers Revolutionizing a manufacturing process that has been around for more than 5,000 years isn’t done overnight, but that is precisely what is happening in the metal...

How the Loop Was Born Maarten Bodewes didn’t set out to get into the hearing care business. A young engineer for Microsoft in Antwerp, Belgium, he was busy enjoying life — including the joys of clubbing and live music. After one night out having fun, Maarten couldn’t shake...

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...