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CONCEPT LASER GMBH is located in Lichtenfels , Germany, and since its founding in 2000, it has been regarded as a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing with metals. With the LaserCUSING® process, the company is involved in many sectors of industry. The term LaserCUSING®, made up of the letter C from Concept Laser and the word fusing (complete melting), describes the technology used - the fusion process generates components layer by layer using 3D CAD data. This technology allows the fabrication of both mold inserts with conformal cooling and direct components for the jewelry, medical, dental, automotive and aerospace sectors.
The metal laser melting machines from Concept Laser process powder materials from high-grade tool steels, reactive aluminum or titanium alloys, nickel-based superalloys, cobalt-chromium alloys as well as precious metals like gold and silver. Standard machines and customer-specific machine concepts for the LaserCUSING® of metals are offered. Full service as an option at Concept Laser means that customers can purchase machines for their own independent LaserCUSING® application or access services and development expertise (prototypes and small batches) directly. For more information, visit: www.concept-laser.de.
SLM SOLUTIONS NA, INC. is the North American center of SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. These powerful and innovative technologies support an optimal approach for safe, flexible and efficient metal part production and prototypes across the aerospace, automotive, academia, energy and medical industries.
Selective Laser Melting® systems include the SLM® 125 HL, SLM® 280 HL, and SLM® 500 HL. With open system parameters, patented multi-laser solutions, and closed-loop metal powder handling, SLM Solutions is defining an industry gold standard for achieving greater safety, speed, and quality. Additionally, the top-powder-feed machine design provides customers with the best-in-class operator safety and recoating speed.
The SLM Solutions Group AG, headquartered in Lübeck, Germany focuses on the development, assembly and sales of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of Selective Laser Melting®. SLM Solutions currently employs over 100 people in Germany and North America. For more information, visit www.slm-solutions.com.
SOMOS®, a world leader in high-performance stereolithography resin innovation, is a DSM brand that has developed a full line of materials that replicate production materials. Somos® offers materials for multiple applications including functional models, fit/assembly, general purpose, investment casting, snap fit, injection molding/direct tooling and wind tunnel testing. For more information, visit: www.dsm.com/somos.
STRATASYS manufactures 3D printers and materials that create prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. The company’s 3D printers are based on patented FDM® and PolyJet® inkjet-based technologies.
Stratasys systems are used by manufacturers to create models and prototypes to aid in the new product design process. And they are becoming widely used for production of finished goods in low-volume manufacturing. Systems range from affordable desktop 3D printers to large production systems for direct digital manufacturing.
The FDM process creates parts by extruding molten thermoplastic in fine layers to build the part layer by layer. The PolyJet process also creates parts by building in layers but employs an ink jet style jetting process to apply photopolymers in fine layers and simultaneously cures them with ultraviolet light.
Stratasys also manufacturers Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital manufacturing service. In 2013, Stratasys acquired MakerBot, the leading manufacturer of desktop 3D printers. Stratasys has over 1,600 employees and holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally. The company’s range of 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes over 100 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials.
Through its network of certified, value added resellers and distributors, Stratasys delivers responsive, regional support around the globe. The company maintains dual headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. Stratasys is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol SSYS.
For more information, visit: www.stratasys.com.
NCP LEASING is the leading independent provider of financing for rapid prototyping equipment and a significant source of financing for other high technology assets. Founded in 1987, NCP provides a wide range of lease and rental structures to satisfy the needs of industrial and commercial companies. We have participated in over 200 RP transactions since 1994. We currently own RP systems at more than twenty Fortune 500 companies and a significant number of service bureaus. This experience gives us an edge when it comes to making accurate assessments of residual values and it enables NCP to offer lessees excellent value, flexibility and strategic guidance. NCP has considerable financial strength. We remain principals in all transactions. Our lessees benefit from dealing with their actual lessor rather than an agent or lease repackager. This can be a great advantage to lessees when circumstances indicate that significant benefits might arise if a lease is restructured during its term. For more information, visit: www.ncpleasing.com.
ACT 3D is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions offering customers the most innovative 3D printing and 3D scanning equipment and software. As recipients of the Hartford Business Journal’s Business Champions Award for Innovation, they are always looking for the latest and greatest advancements in technology for their clients. ACT 3D is New England’s resource center for 3D equipment and service.
ACT 3D Equipment and Service is a division of ACT Group. ACT Group’s other divisions also include ACT Office Equipment, ACT MPS/ Asset Management, ACT Document Solutions, and ACT Customer Support. This year ACT Group celebrates its 40th anniversary. ACT has a long history based on service that has won them over 30 nationally recognized awards. They were also featured in Forbes Magazine not once but twice and will also be featured a third time this year. For more information, visit: www.goactgroup.com.
Founded in 1989, EOS is the technology and market leader of plastic and Direct Metal Laser-Sintering (DMLS) solutions for Additive Manufacturing. EOS offers a modular solution portfolio including systems, software, materials and material development as well as services (maintenance, training, specific application consulting and support). EOS solutions are industrial manufacturing processes, allowing for the fast and flexible production of high-end parts based on 3D CAD data at a repeatable industry level of quality. EOS solutions pave the way for a paradigm shift in product design and manufacturing by accelerating product development, offering freedom of design, optimizing part structures, and enabling lattice structures as well as functional integration. For more information visit www.eos.info.
ExOne is a global provider of three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines and printed products to industrial customers.
Our business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines, and printing products to specification for our customers, using our in house 3D printing machines. We offer pre-productions collaboration and print products for customers through our Production Service Centers (“PSCs”), which are located in the United States, Germany and Japan. We build 3D printing machines at our facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne supplies the associated products, including consumables and replacement parts. Our services include the training and technical support necessary for purchasers of our machines to print products. We believe that our ability to print in a variety of industrial materials, as well as our industry-leading printing capacity (as measured by build box size and printhead speed), uniquely position us to serve the needs of industrial customers.
We are capable of printing in silica sand, ceramics, stainless steel, bronze and glass; and we are in varying stages of qualifying additional industrial materials for printing, such as titanium, tungsten carbide, aluminum and magnesium. For more information, visit: www.exone.com.
HP Thermal Inkjet printing is going 3D, enabling a whole new vision for the future of 3D printing. Imagine breakthrough innovation that improves performance in every dimension. Leaps ahead in build speed and part quality. New color capabilities. Innovation and creativity in materials. Systems that can reduce energy and waste. All with breakthrough economics and built upon HP product development expertise, backed by HP service and support. For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/3Dprinting.
RENISHAW's laser melting is a pioneering, additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fiber laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are melted in a tightly-controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns. The technology is widely employed for the manufacture of custom medical implants, lightweight aerospace and motorsports parts, efficient heat exchangers, and injection molding inserts with conformal cooling channels. The capability to safely process reactive materials such as titanium and aluminum is a standard feature on all Renishaw laser melting machines with safe systems for process emissions and powder handling. Laser melting machine users also benefit from minimal waste product as over 98% of the material is re-usable after refinement in the Renishaw powder conditioning system. www.renishaw.com/en/additive-manufacturing--15239.
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. We develop innovative products that significantly advance our customers' operational performance - from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximizing research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures. Our products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics. In all of these areas we aim to be a long-term partner, offering superior products that meet our customers' needs both today and into the future, backed up by responsive, expert technical and commercial support. www.renishaw.com.
PPRODWAYS is a french provider of 3D printing solutions including 3D printers and premium materials for industrial, dental and biomedical sectors. Prodways technology — called MOVINGLight® — is based on moving DLP and strong UVA LEDs, allowing simultaneously two major competitive advantages to industrial users:
- High quality of the parts produced: most detailed parts on the market at high throughput (hundred of tiny parts in just a few hours at a resolution of 32 µm), unequalled resolution (up to more than half a billion pixels per layer) and high precision in all 3 dimensions.
- Distinctly improved profitability of the production : up to 10 times faster the market standards, superior surface quality requiring minimum finishing and minimum operating costs due to lack of expensive wear-and-tear on parts.
For more information, visit: www.prodways.com/en/.
ARGYLE MATERIALS INC. wholesales Model and Support materials for your 3D printers. We offer ABS, ABS+ and B31, in all colors, and we custom match to Pantone® colors. Sizes range from standard 56 cubic inch and 92 cubic inch spools, to extra capacity 116 cubic inch spools and 183 cubic inch and 267 cubic inch spools. Argyle Materials, Inc. is pleased to be the Master Distributor - The Americas for Bolson Materials. Headquartered in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, Argyle has local resellers across the Americas to serve and support our customers.. For information, visit: www.argylematerials.com.
ARISTO-CAST, INC., incorporated in 1995, is a multi-award-winning investment casting company located in Almont, Michigan. We have two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities totaling 37,000 sq. ft. The larger Aristo-Cast facility (25,000 sq. ft.) contains the latest investment casting technology, such as in-house 3D scanning for part validation and reverse engineering and the most advanced ceramic shell building technology — two examples of what sets us head and shoulders above the competition. Add this to our team’s over 300 years of combined experience, and you've got a combination that can't be beat. The 12,000 sq. ft. facility, Advanced Technology Center (ATC), is home to:
- The most up to date pattern printing systems, such as (1) Stratasys Dimension SST ABS, (5) 3D Systems Thermojet wax printers, (1) 3D Systems ProJet 3500 wax printer and a voxeljet 500 PPMA.
- A completely equipped tool shop utilizing the latest CAD systems and Haas CNC machining centers. This allows us to build wax injection tools to our extremely high standards or do precise machining operations on prototype castings.
- The only MAGNESIUM investment casting operation in the U.S. with the ability to support both prototype and limited production requirements.
Having this equipment in house and not relying on an outside service bureaus’ performance for creating patterns, along with the G2 shell system that we pioneered, gives us the ability to deliver castings in as little as 48 hours after receipt of a useable solid model file. If you'd like to take advantage of all these factors plus dealing with an
ISO-9001-2008/TS16949 and ITAR certified company, go to www.aristo-cast.com.
CITIM AM, INC. is an additive manufacturing service provider located in Kennesaw, Georgia. The company produces prototypes and small batch series for aerospace, automotive, motor sports, lifestyle products and many more. Complete services are offered so our customers may benefit from full spectrum of services: design, additive manufacturing with EOS and SLM Solutions equipment, CNC machining, assembling, measurement and documentation.
In addition, our German facility offers an extended service portfolio: additive layer manufacturing of plastic parts (PolyJet, SLS), casting technologies for plastic and metal components and tool making.
We focus on highest quality. Naturally all processes run accredited to the ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance standard. By using additive and traditionaltechnologies – we will suit your needs. For more information, visit: www.citim-am.com.
ENGINEERING.COM brings the most important stories about 3D Printing, Design Software and many other engineering topics to a worldwide audience of engineers. Our stories are informative, inspiring and entertaining.
We deliver those stories across social media, video, Internet destinations and mobile devices. ENGINEERING.com leverages this reach to deliver advertising campaigns for some of the world’s leading B2B brands, and for many more companies who aspire to build their customer base in engineering. For information, visit: www.engineering.com.
ENVISIONTEC INC. is a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions for the rapid manufacture of customized products utilizing its proprietary consumables across a variety of markets. Since its first patent submission in 1999, EnvisionTEC has developed and released 3D print solutions consisting of 3D printers, print materials, replacement parts as well as training and other services. EnvisionTEC’s proprietary, multi-platform technology delivers high precision, surface quality and functionality as well as the ability to use a wide range of materials at production speeds that it believes are superior to those offered by its competitors. With 18 U.S. patents and 91 foreign patents, EnvisionTEC works with a strong customer and partner base in diverse sectors such as jewelry, hearing aid, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies. For information, visit: www.envisiontec.com/
GPI PROTOTYPE & MANUFACTURING SERVICES prides itself on being an industry leader in Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology, sometimes referred to as Metal 3D Printing. DMLS is an additive manufacturing process that produces complex parts and prototypes directly from 3D CAD files. GPI is currently manufacturing using EOS machines, (1 – M280 and 2 – M270) and producing parts using the following materials:
- Direct Metal Laser Sintering
- Stainless Steel (15-5 & 17-4)
- Cobalt Chrome
- Maraging Steel (Tool Steel)
- Inconel 718
In addition, GPI can also provide assistance with RTV-Urethane Castings, EDM, SLA, SLS, CNC, and reverse engineering services. GPI Prototype is ISO 9001:2008 , AS9100:2009 Rev-C certified & ITAR Registered. For information, visit: www.gpiprototype.com.
HYPHEN is the most comprehensive rapid prototyping and environmental testing facility in North America, with the broadest range of capabilities – all under one roof and open to the public. We can help you through any stage of product development – whether you are building a prototype or part, testing performance or optimizing a design concept. Hyphen’s rapid prototyping technologies include: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), PolyJet, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), and 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis CNC machining. We can help you select the right materials and technology for your project, and we will also work with to test your prototypes to get them to market quickly. Visit us in person or on our website at www.hyphenservices.com.
MATERIALISE has been playing an active role in the field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) since 1990 and enjoys an excellent reputation for its work in the industrial, medical, and consumer sectors. Our software solutions maximize your equipment investment by improving the efficiency of the entire process from CAD translation, data preparation in Magics, automation of tedious tasks, advanced support generation, part traceability and more. Working within such diverse markets and industries, ranging from automotive to medical, consumer goods and more, Materialise has built up a wealth of experience that allows us to develop innovative software and create solutions that meet highly specialized demands of 3D printing, including automation, process optimization, traceability, and quality control.
With over 20 years of experience, Materialise is a world leader in 3D printing software solutions, and has become a trusted partner and consultant for customers around the globe. We strive to be the 'innovators you can count on'. For more information, visit www.software.materialise.com.
RAPID CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION is the authority on 3D printing, 3D scanning and additive manufacturing. For nearly 25 years, RAPID has been recognized internationally among industry experts and analysts for its unrivaled display of software, systems, materials and machinery. RAPID attracts buyers, sellers and end users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct digital technologies to a world-class event for discovery, innovation and networking. RAPID is produced by SME with leadership and guidance from its Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community. For more information, visit: sme.org/rapid.
REPLIFORM was incorporated in 2000 in Baltimore, Maryland. Initially the electroformed tooling process was the main focus. With the help of customers seeking more robust models, research and development was conducted to formulate our RePliKote process in late 2001. Engineers and RP model users are finding many additional uses for their prototype models when they are more robust and durable. For more information, visit: www.repliforminc.com.
RP+M believes that additive manufacturing is the new frontier of innovation/technology and that anything is possible. Our engineers believe in the boundless possibilities that 3D printing offers. We are not confined by traditional manufacturing. We are inventors and innovators that prove time and time again that if you can dream it, we can print it! We are able to develop solutions where none existed before and our technology has provided production-worthy parts to customers and enabled them to drive innovation in their own companies.
The future of manufacturing is here! And rp+m is the bridge between the limits of traditional manufacturing and the realization of your dreams. We are dedicated to your success and will walk with you every step of the way, providing you with world class engineering services and our in-depth understanding of additive manufacturing technology For more information, visit: www.rpplusm.com.
SL PRO has specialized in the production of complicated small parts, which are characterized by high precision, fit and function. Offering a wide range of stereolithography materials, a variety of production (series) materials can be simulated. Twenty years of experience, a diverse selection of materials and plant technology allow SL Pro to respond to its customers' different needs and desires. And it reacts quickly to requests with production of your parts within 24 hours wherever possible. SL Pro also offers a proprietary, patented process for coloring parts. For more information, visit: www.the-sl-pro.com/.
SOLIDSCAPE, INC., a Stratasys Company, is the leading manufacturer of high-precision 3D printers, materials and software for Direct Manufacturing of solid objects designed in CAD. These wax objects are ideal for lost wax investment casting and mold making applications, providing the highest standards in surface finish, accuracy and material castability, eliminating the need for post-processing.
Solidscape printers are adopted in the manufacturing of small parts and assemblies used in consumer electronics; biomedical products, orthopedics, dental prosthetics, orthodontic appliances; and jewelry, toys, video games, power generation, sporting goods. And these systems are true office peripherals—easy to use and residing on a desk. With more than 4,000 systems installed in over 80 countries around the world, Solidscape is the 4th largest supplier of 3D printers according to the Wohlers Report. For more information, visit: www.solid-scape.com/.
TCT is THE global information portal for the additive manufacturing and professional 3D printing industry. Established in 1992, we have been delivering business-critical information in one of the fastest moving industries around.
Our sister brand, Personalize, brings the same experience and hard-won knowledge to bear on the consumer 3D printing sector. Where others cash in on hype, we keep it real. We’re here for the long haul!
TCT magazine is entering its 22nd year in print and still offers the best portal for additive manufacturing news, insights and interviews. The magazine now also exists in a free worldwide digital format on both Android and Apple devices. Beyond print we have two industry leading website that features news and views updated daily and TCT Show + Personalize, the world's largest event dedicated to AM and 3D printing. Our AdditiveInsight newsletter is a free weekly roundup of all the most important news and comment.
As the undisputed leading title in the industry, TCT + Personalize should be your first port of call for information, regardless of your experience. In addition, we are always looking to talk to users and vendors so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. For more information visit www.tctmagazine.com and www.prsnlz.me.
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind. For more information visit www.ul.com.
DPSS LASERS is a leading manufacturer of high-power, short-wavelength, solid-state lasers. Superior reliability, unparalleled performance and world-class customer care are key elements in our continued success. DPSS offers low-cost lasers and system solutions to a wide variety of industrial, scientific and research applications. For more information, visit: www.dpss-lasers.com.
JASON LOPES is a strong advocate of 3D printing. He has been using many 3D printing technologies for a number of years to assist in producing stunning special effects while at Stan Winston Studio & Legacy Effects. For more information, visit: www.jasonmlopes.com.
POSTPROCESS TECHNOLOGIES is a new addition to the additive manufacturing industry, with its sole focus on all processes after the model material has been deposited. The company's goal is to provide the ecosystem with innovative solutions for the post processing needs of additive manufactured parts. It offers its products and services to dealers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.postprotech.com.