When asked about finishes, John showcases the 3D-printed pawn sample. This object, the blue pawn that I am holding, was printed in roughly 2 ½ hours with a big nozzle. There was a trade-off in terms of surface finish, so one of the things that we’re showing are automotive techniques that generate mirror finishes.
Wrapping up the conversation, Leslie asks John to discuss the whole system of high throughput technology. John explains, “This is our work series extreme–we call it the 400. The print size has grown to be 1.5m X 1 m X .7m, so that’s you know 60 inches long on the diagonal. We are also showing the possibilities of adding nylon with fiber or other PTG or PLA’s … to give them material property strengths.”
“It’s a great example of what continues to happen in this industry that opens up new possibilities for customers.”