The EuroMold floor was bustling with an energetic crowd last week, and 3D Systems was in the middle of the fray sharing our latest and greatest developments in 3D printing and scanning technology. Included in our on-the-floor portfolio were printers as small as a coffeemaker (our micro-SLA ProJet 1200) and as large as the ProX 400, our latest in direct metal 3D printing, described by one show-goer as “a UFO from the future” that had seemingly landed at the corner of our booth. Also on the floor were our new Capture Mini 3D scanner, with twice the resolution and half the size of the Capture, opening up new opportunities for precise scans in small operations such as dental, jewelry and small electronics. The Touch haptic stylus also generated a lot of excitement as a new way to get hands on with digital through force-feedback modeling in virtual clay.
In addition to our new materials and machines, we had a dedicated section to what we term the “digital thread.” The digital thread is what ties together our software and hardware solutions, facilitating an efficient data flow that allows users to streamline their process. While at EuroMold we unveiled and demonstrated our new 3DSPRINT, a free desktop and cloud platform we are offering the industry to connect people, printers and data. With 3DSPRINT a user can connect to all 3D printers in their fleet (or the QuickParts network “factory in the sky”), as well as collaborate online to fix any problems in their data with the help of other users.
We at 3D Systems are extremely excited about the massive potential of the digital thread, but what really makes it come to life are opportunities like EuroMold, where we can show with live demonstrations and firsthand examples how all our tools connect to printers and to traditional manufacturing to allow people to create faster, with more complexity, more customization, and more efficiency than ever before.
To learn more about our EuroMold display and how to bring the future to your manufacturing process today, visit our website and check out our 2014 EuroMold booth tour below.