3D Printing PEEK, ULTEM, And Other Engineering Thermoplastics With Open-Material Systems (3D Printing USA 2018)

Robert Lent,
Vision Miner
United States
Patrick Smith,
Vision Miner
United States


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3D Printing has come a long way for the consumer, who can now purchase a sub-$400 3D printer for basic materials. But what about engineering materials like PEEK and ULTEM? With affordable systems finally entering the market at under $50,000 USD, these materials are now an option for small businesses, as well as enterprise-scale production farms. Vision Miner is focused on using these materials, and providing the proper hardware and training to users and business across many industries, from medical surgeons to semiconductor manufacturers. The time and cost savings seen by clients are astronomical, and the future of the technology is even brighter.

講演者の経歴 (Robert Lent)

Rob's vision for functional 3D printing has become his passion, and combined with his background in customer relations, graphic design, and advertising, he is committed to making additive manufacturing an accessible tool for businesses and consumers alike. With an array of practical experience in functional 3D printing, with thousands of hours printing high-temperature plastics, Rob is dedicated to helping companies get the right tools and training to harness the power of polymers like PEEK.

講演者の経歴 (Patrick Smith)

With over twenty years spent prototyping, developing, and engineering new technologies, Patrick's industrious perspective on technology drives him to constantly keep Vision Miner at the forefront of this rapidly changing industry. After revolutionizing the drone industry with innovations like camera-equipped drones and gimbal technology, Patrick created Vision Miner to expand businesses' choices for manufacturing and production. His focus is for Vision Miner to help as many people as they possibly can -- to help others start and build their companies, and to help take their companies to another level.

会社紹介 (Vision Miner)

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Founded with the purpose of providing functional, industrial, and affordable equipment and training for additive manufacturing, Vision Miner is dedicated to equipping companies with the right tools to harness the power of 3D Printing. Focused on engineering-grade materials like PEEK, PEI, and Carbon Fiber, Vision Miner is making "in-house manufacturing" an affordable reality for the Medical, Aerospace, and Industrial markets.
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