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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.

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

12 Nov 2019

How to Master the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform-Video Series

Learn how to use 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud with our Exclusive Video Series

These short videos (about 2 minutes each) take you step by step from set up and adding users to sharing documents and working together on the cloud. Watch how James, along with his team members Ryan and Maria and supervisor Florian use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to plan and manage design projects for their team. 

See the benefits of using a design platform like 3DEXPERIENCE first hand such as:

  • Accessing the right data, files and drawings in 3D
  • Collaborating and managing design project schedules and tasks across teams
  • Easily importing CAD data from other systems to leverage the entire toolset
  • Finding old part files or drawings for reuse that are buried in other databases
Watch Adaptive's 3DEXPERIENCE Video Series today.
Click on the image to begin watching the series today.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform supports the design and development of products digitally. The platform houses multiple applications within one software system seamlessly. As a user, Flo (from our video series), logs in only one interface yet can access all of the different facets of the 3DEXPERIENCE he has licenses to from that one platform (i.e. SIMULIA, CATIA). 

This platform, from Dassault Systèmes, allows users to collaborate in real-time on projects no matter their location providing a single version to work from. No more storing parts of the digital data from a project in multiple platforms that are locked away and difficult to find. 

Another important aspect of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is that it is infinitely scalable. You can start with a basic functionality and then add to the platform as your business scales or bring in other teams to the product lifecycle. 

Learn more about what the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can do for you by clicking here

 

30 Oct 2019
3DEXPERIENCE

Join Us at Factory of the Future Wichita 2019

Featuring the 3DEXPERIENCE Wichita Center

November 19

Discover digital transformation in manufacturing and experience true elements of the Factory of the Future at this one day event. 

Are your factories connected, collaborative and optimized?

Discover how to address your operational challenges and develop your future factory through digital transformation. You will learn from manufacturing leaders about technologies shaping the industry. Engage with professionals during the interactive sessions on topics that are influencing the future of manufacturing. 

Tour the 3DEXPERIENCE Wichita Center

The National institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU) has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to create the first 3DEXPERIENCE Center as part of its Innovation Campus. You will tour the Center with experts and discover industry-leading solutions to help you digitally re-invent new approaches to advanced product development and manufacturing. 

Join us for this unique opportunity to tour the 3DEXPERIENCE Center and become immersed in an interactive environment of the Factory of the Future. Seats are limited.

Learn more and register 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