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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

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Customer Case Study: ErgoKiwi

Posted by 3DEO on May 23, 2019 3:14:06 PM

Quick Summary

ErgoKiwi wanted to utilize metal 3D printing for a latch used in their ergonomic cutting tool. They were underwhelmed by the visual quality of another metal 3D printing service, so they came to 3DEO for help. According to the company, the new finish dramatically improved the final product. 

Challenge

ErgoKiwi was a crowdfunded startup that did not want to pay the high startup costs of traditional manufacturing processes and hoped to find an on-demand manufacturing, low-cost alternative. ErgoKiwi was disappointed by the quality and surface of binder jetting and the high cost of DMLS. 

Solution

ErgoKiwi found metal 3D printing could be a great way to solve the problem of up-front costs by eliminating tooling/setup costs. 3DEo delivered parts that left ErgoKiwi "blown away" by the quality and surface finish, all while beating the cost of the other metal 3D printing service. 

Benefits of Metal 3D Printing with 3DEO

Superior Surface Finish

3DEO's patented metal 3D printers combined CNC machining and additive manufacturing to achieve the highest quality surface finish in the industry.

Cost Competitive with MIM/CNC

3DEO lowers the cost of complex component manufacturing with no massive infrastructure investments or start-up costs. 

Scalable Production Capabilities

3DEO can scale production up or down as needed by our customers and ship parts within weeks. We scale over time with our customers to high volumes.

About 3DEO

Based in Los Angeles, 3DEO is a production manufacturer of small and complex metal parts for customers of a variety of industries. The patented metal 3D printing technology is directly competitive with traditional manufacturing in terms of part pricing, material properties, and quantities. 3DEO's part properties exceed the high industry benchmark MPIF Standard 35 while achieving tight tolerances (+/- 0.002") and superior surface finish (100Ra). 

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Customer Case Study

Customer Case Study: Ghost Ring

Posted by 3DEO on Apr 19, 2019 7:24:00 AM

 

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Customer Case Study

Webinar: Metal 3D Printing Made Easy From Prototyping to Production

Posted by 3DEO on Apr 8, 2019 10:18:59 AM

Thanks again for registering for the webinar last week. If you missed it or want to forward to colleagues, use this link to access the recording: Metal 3D Printing Made Easy, from Prototype to Production.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Webinar

5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Apr 2, 2019 8:40:00 AM

With all the hype surrounding the burgeoning production method, some beliefs have become wrongly entrenched.

            In the past 5 years, metal additive manufacturing has made great strides as a discipline. Thanks to significant breakthroughs and developments, media coverage and public consciousness of the field have exploded. The mania surrounding 3D printed organs, guns, and other hot-topic items are just recent symptoms of our society’s natural fascination with exciting 3D printing technologies.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing

Metal AM: Much More Than a Machine

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 28, 2019 8:59:40 AM

Organizations considering dipping their toes into the waters of 3D printing should be aware of all the associated challenges.

            Much has been made of the potential of metal 3D printing to improve companies’ innovativeness, speed to market, and supply chain management. And all of that can make a big impact in manufacturing. These advantages are real, and manufacturers who ignore them as we move into 2019 and beyond do so at their peril. Still, discourse about how to best integrate metal AM into an existing business often oversimplifies the myriad of issues and challenges.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, metal am

3DEO in the News: To 3D print, or Not to 3D Print?

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 21, 2019 8:48:00 AM

The time has come for engineers, plant managers and automation systems integrators to face the facts. Additive manufacturing (AM) will not—nor was it ever expected to—pre-empt traditional production systems. The truth is that not every production job should be 3D printed. The question, therefore, becomes: When is AM the most cost-effective means for a manufacturing application, and when are traditional production technologies like injection molding and machining the optimum choice?

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News

3DEO in the News: Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 20, 2019 8:48:00 AM

Of all the promising technology breakthroughs – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) – none are closer to bringing real change to the way we live and work than additive manufacturing (AM).

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, medical device

3DEO in the News: 10 Powder and Binder Metal 3D Printing Companies

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 13, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Founded in 2016 out of Gardena, California, 3DEO makes production metal components using proprietary metal 3D printers. The business model involves supplying low-cost parts directly to customers, and Mr. McCallum says that they’ve managed to integrate the finishing machining processes into their printers as part of their technology. They claim to be directly competitive with traditional manufacturing in terms of part pricing, material properties, and quantities. Given that we’ve seen some pretty sizable funding rounds going into “on demand manufacturing” firms like Xometry and Fictiv, they’re going to need to scale quickly to stay in the game.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News

3DEO in the News: 3DEO Celebrates Milestones and New Opportunities

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 12, 2019 8:47:00 AM

We recently caught up with LA-based 3DEO for an update on the latest in metal 3D printing and the company’s celebration of a diverse workforce.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News

3DEO in the News: IWD 2019: Discussing Diversity with Women in 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 8, 2019 3:54:07 PM

Similarly, 3DEO, a metal AM production company, is putting an emphasis on diversity in its team, not just to say it has, but to improve its business. The company’s President and Co-Founder Matt Sand also announced today 3DEO would be sponsoring an upcoming Wi3DP meetup in Los Angeles.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Women in 3D Printing