10 Most Innovative 3D Printing Solution Providers

3D Platform has been one the innovators in the large format, open market category, has a wider installed base than anyone else in this category and has been growing rapidly since its formation in 2014. They key that has driven our success in the last few years is our BigFastAffordable slogan. Unlike other companies who get one or two out of these three, 3D Platform successfully delivers all of them. With 20-54x the build volume of a typical desktop printer, our WorkSeries printers are some of the biggest printers in the market you can buy. The savings that 3D Platform realizes through large volume purchases and production runs are passed on to its customers. Also, a lower purchase price with faster production allows its customers to achieve a better/faster ROI – making 3DP’s printers the most affordable option!


An Intellect Who Leads the Pack

Jonathan Schroeder, the President of 3D Platform, has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Kellogg’s Executive Program (EMBA). He is a licensed, professional engineer (PE) and has over a dozen patents, out of which, few are granted, and few are pending.

“We are driven to help our customers succeed. We have pushed our machine to have the best ROI of any large format 3D printer on the market – and we continue to push it to be better. We have customers that have told us that their ROI is only a single project or just a few months,” – asserts Jonathan.


Knowing the Applications of 3D Printing Better

Despite the popularity 3D printing has gained over the years, people are yet to realize how big is 3D printing. Jonathan, believes that one of the greatest challenges is going beyond the word “3D Printer.” In his opinion, buying a 3D Printer is like buying a car. Like a car has different options to choose from; 2 doors or 4, sports car, a family transporter or a truck, 3D printer also has many options available which people are yet to know. 3D Platform also believes that as these processes are used more, consumers will begin to ask for the specific machine by their type and they will have a better understanding of the capabilities of each type of machine.


Fully-Prepared for the Future

Additive manufacturing is continually pushing the boundaries; most typically in materials, size and/or speed, and 3D Platform is well prepared.

Materials: 3D Platform machines are ‘open market materials’, meaning their customers can use pellets and filament from any manufacturer. As new materials come to market, they can be used on 3D Platform’s machines to produce more complex and higher performing end user parts.

Size: While some companies are trying to capture the micro- and nano- additive manufacturing trend, 3D Platform has a niche in large format printing. It’s Excel machine can produce a 100-meter-long part.

Speed:  Unlike pellet fed extruders that are fast but are not suitable for all customers/applications, 3D Platform has developed its own spoon-fed extruders that offer more than 30X throughout the standard desktop printers.

While other 3D printing companies are trying to find the base in the market, 3D Platform is leading the market with pride.

Products that are ahead of the League

3D Platform has always seen the future long before it arrived, and their products are a testament of this point. Their distinctive products include –

3D Printers: The company’s flagship large-format printers are now in their 5th generation and are available for sale as a family of printers. The most economical printer in the family, the WorkTable, with a 1 x 1 x 0.5-meter print volume. The WorkbenchExtreme offers the highest performance and the largest print volume (1 x 1.5 x 0.7 meters). One of the keys to 3DP’s affordability is the amount of customization available to 3DP’s customers – the machines are designed in a configurable manner and customers can choose the options and upgrades that are needed for their specific application. For customers needing an extra-large format printer, 3DP’s Excel machine has a starting print bed size of 1.2 x 2.4 meters (4×8 feet!) and the machine can be adapted to customer needs as wide as 16 feet and as long as 100 meters (330 feet!). The Excel machine can even have multiple gantries to print a part much faster or to divide the bed and print different objects.

Extruders: 3D Platform’s HFA and HFE extruders are the fastest filament extruders in the market with up to 16x more speed than that of its competitors. It’s Quick-Swap dual extruder heads deliver high quality 3D prints and are independently controlled for speed and extruded material amounts.

Filament: Every 3D printing work requires dependable, quality filament to finish the job. 3D Platform has a wide selection of material and colors that gives clients choices for their industrial 3D printing work. With diverse open market filament material selections, the client can print exactly as they design.


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