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03 Apr 2020
Adaptive Helps COVID-19 Response with 3D Printing

Adaptive Helps COVID-19 Response with 3D Printing

Adaptive was asked to help respond to the need for 3D printed medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 virus.  Markforged announced it was working on developing models for a testing swab to collect cells for testing of the COVID-19 virus as well as for printing face shields for medical personnel.

“The nice thing about 3D printing is that it’s very fast.” CEO Greg Mark said. “Get a group of 20 printers and printing 10 to 14,000 swabs a day.”The testing swab will require state approvals before being released.

The testing swab will require state approvals before being released.

In order to ramp up on these efforts, a couple of our large manufacturing customers who operate large 3D Printing farms such as Cummins and Caterpillar had Adaptive assist their teams to create working 3D Printing templates distributed by Markforged and others.  These organizations are using their 3D Printing capacity toward supporting the needs of local medical teams and hospitals.  Among the products being made include Face Shields and No-Touch Door handles.

Face Shields3D Printed Onyx Face Shields

 

Markforged released files that are ready to go for 3D Printing face shields for medical personnel.

Instruction and build files are available for download, click on the image to download the PDF:

No-Touch Door Handles

These door handles reduce the spread of infection.  A template is below:

Source: https://www.materialise.com/
Source: https://www.materialise.com/

How can Adaptive help your business?

  1. We have in-house 3D printers and 3D scanners and 3D Printing service bureau partners for mass production.
  2. If you want to develop a 3D printing model to support a medical/healthcare-related effort, contact us.
  3. We can generate short-run production parts or tooling/fixturing components if your normal sources of supply are disrupted.

America Makes logo

Adaptive supports “America Makes” through our partnership with Youngstown Business Incubator that has a 3D Printing Center as part of its Additive Manufacturing program.  Adaptive also partners with  Celero Partners for mass produced 3D printed parts.

18 Dec 2019
X7 3D Printer

Turbo Print Unlocks 2x Faster 3D Printing Speeds for Markforged’s X7

Adaptive is pleased to announce a new Turbo Print feature for the X7 carbon fiber 3D printer by Markforged. 

This will enable you to double the X7’s print speed without compromising on surface quality. The feature became available this week and is compatible with all second-generation X7 3D printers. The second generation of the X7 started shipping in June and this new feature will only further enhance its capabilities. 

Read the press release.

Call us at (440) 257-7460 to find out more about our line of 3D printers or email us

21 Nov 2019
Markforged Mark Two

Take Advantage of Year-End 3D Printer Deals

With the end of the year approaching, many businesses already have their eye on 2020 spending. But the year’s not over yet. There are several deals you can take advantage of right now that will provide you with a better 2019 tax benefit. 

Buy a Markforged printer now before 2020 prices take effect. Buy before 12/31 and save!

Prices are set to increase 33% starting 12/31/2019 for these Markforged products:

  • Desktop Mark 2
  • OnyxPro
  • Onyx

Don’t have the full budget?

Take advantage of year-end leasing and financing opportunities on Markforged, Creaform and 3DEXPERIENCE. See details here: 2019 Tax Benefits.

Mark Two

The pinnacle of desktop 3D printing, the Mark Two combines micro-carbon reinforced plastic with continuous carbon fiber strands, the Mark Two enables a full range of manufacturing parts.

Specs:

Build Volume: 320 mm x 132 mm x 154 mm

Plastic Materials: Onyx

Fiber Materials: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Kevlar, HSHT Fiberglass (High-Strength High-Temperature Fiberglass)

Z Layer Resolutions: 100 micron

Onyx Pro

The Onyx Pro, with a second print head exclusively for continuous fiberglass, is your entry to seriously strong reinforced composite parts that Markforged is known for.

Specs:

Build Volume: 320 mm x 132 mm x 154 mm

Plastic Materials: Onyx

Fiber Materials: Fiberglass

Onyx One

The strength and stiffness of carbon fiber meet the versatility of tough nylon. Engineering class parts that are 20% stronger and 40% stiffer than ABS in a desktop format.

Specs:

Build Volume: 320 MM x 132 mm x 154 mm

Plastic Materials: Onyx

Z Layer Resolution: 100 micron

Included with Printer: Onyx One printer with access to cloud Eiger software 800 cc Onyx spool.

Learn more about 3D printer products – contact us today

03 Oct 2019

Inconel Superalloy Now Available for Metal X 3D Printer

Markforged, a composite and metal 3D printer provider sold by Adaptive Corp. has announced that nickel-based superalloy Inconel 625 is now compatible with its Metal X. 

The superalloy is able to retain high strength at elevated temperatures (up to 1000°C) and is often applied in chemical, offshore, and aerospace industries. 

With this new capability, Markforged is aiming at reducing the cost to access Inconel 625 and expand its applications while delivering lead times that are competitive with other methods of manufacturing. 

Inconel 625 is great for areas where there are high temps, corrosive environments and rapid temperature changes. 

The availability of Inconel 625 brings unique benefits to several industries:

  • Chemical/power processing: a need for materials able to handle high temperatures and a wide variety of chemicals. Waste-processing systems require materials resistance to oxidizing and reducing acid solutions. 
  • Aerospace/automotive: the ability to withstand high temperatures in engines and corrosive environments,
  • Seawater/offshore: seawater is by its nature highly corrosive and will destroy even the strongest materials. Inconel 625 demonstrates high resistance to sodium chloride at a variety of temperatures. It is perfect for wire rope and propeller blades used in underwater applications.

Find out what Inconel 625 can do in your Metal X 3D printer, contact us today

02 Oct 2019
Metal X 3D Printer

Advantages of Metal 3D Printing in Additive Manufacturing

We’ve recently posted two new white papers highlighting the advantages of using metal 3D printing in additive manufacturing. The first takes a look at the problems you can solve with metal additive manufacturing. The second takes a deeper dive into five applications of metal 3D printing. Read on to learn more.

What Problems Can You Solve with Metal Additive Manufacturing?

There is a lot of hype around 3D printing. You see it on the news, cool videos are circulating and lots of people have personal 3D printers for their own projects. But what about Additive Manufacturing solutions using metal 3D printed parts? This new white paper explores the benefits of metal additive manufacturing including:

  • Geometric Freedom
  • Full Automation
  • Minimal Tooling or Setup

Additive manufacturing solves for:

  • Simplified Assemblies
  • Optimized Geometries
  • Digital Inventory and Legacy Parts

Five Applications of Metal 3D Printing

Metal fabrication has been limited to cutting and forming operations for hundreds of years, yet with the advent of metal 3D printing, these methods are evolving into a new and exciting era for additive manufacturing. 

Read the white paper to find the answers to questions like:

  • What sorts of parts could a 3D printer produce?
  • Would it make traditional metalworking obsolete?
  • What advantages does metal 3D printing possess over conventional fabrication methods?

Additionally you will learn five application spaces where metal 3D printing wins out.