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  1. Tenere expands rapid prototyping with acquisition

    Dresser, WI - Tenere Inc., a designer and fabricator of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, has announced that it has acquired Protogenic, a rapid prototyping  and casting company. The acquisition expands Tenere's portfolio of services for helping manufacturers transform complex engineering concepts into commercial products. " Tenere  was attracted to Protogenic's expertise in a wide range of rapid prototyping processes," said Jon Fisk, Tenere's VP of Operations. "We have been impressed by Protogenic's ability to create high-quality prototypes in a fast-paced industry." Protogenic makes high-quality prototypes using advanced capabilities such as stereolithography, laser sintering , 3D printing , cast urethane, and cast silicone. The company takes pride in building long-standing relationships with manufacturers in fast-moving industries such as medical devices, aerospace, defense, electronics, and consumer goods. Protogenic serves more than 800 customers each year with its custom casting and prototyping services. Founded in 1990, the company operates in Westminster, CO, with ~38 employees and 22,000 square feet of manufacturing space. "We're excited to become part of Tenere," said Jason Boh, the head of Protogenic. "The investment possibilities will allow Protogenic to grow and continue providing customers with the latest technologies and services to meet their advanced manufacturing needs." In Tenere's acquisition of Protogenic, Cole Taylor Bank and Medley Capital served as the lenders, and Goodwin Procter provided legal counsel. Tenere Inc. makes advanced, customized components from metal and plastic. Founded in 1966, the company operates four manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and Colorado. Tenere was acquired by the Watermill Group in 2012. Tenere fabricates sheet metal, injection molded products and machined products, as well as providing integration and system-level assembly services. Tenere is a full-service supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the network communications, enterprise software, agriculture, medical and aerospace industries. ____ (Image via Shutterstock )

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    Thu, 30 May 2013

  2. New material for rapid prototyping

    Atlanta, GA – A new high-performance laser stereolithography material for rapid prototyping , Accura Bluestone, is now available from Quickparts, one of North America's largest providers of custom designed parts.

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    Mon, 22 Mar 2010

  3. From rapid prototyping to mass customization

    New materials and techniques enable laser sintering to enter new markets with automotive and medical applications.

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    Tue, 1 Jul 2008

  4. Custom manufacturer submits half a million quotes

    Atlanta, Ga. – Quickparts, one of North America's largest providers of custom designed parts, ranging from rapid prototyping to plastic injection molding, recently eclipsed the 500,000 mark for the number of custom quotes that have been provided to customers.

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    Thu, 2 Dec 2010

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  2. 3D Systems collaborates with 3M to offer dental model production

    3D Systems Corporation, a provider of 3D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, today announced it will collaborate with 3M ESPE to offer compatibility between the 3M ESPE Lava Scan ST Design System and 3D Systems' high-volume dental printing systems for seamless digital ...

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    Tue, 3 Jun 2008

  3. Sweet success

    Manchester, NH -- Freed's, a division of Maplehurst Bakeries (Brownsburg, IN), is one of the largest cupcake makers in the U.S.

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    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

  4. Boosting additive manufacturing presence, Siemens acquires majority stake in Materials Solutions

    Siemens has acquired a majority stake (85%) in additive manufacturing processing and production company Materials Solutions.

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    Mon, 8 Aug 2016

  5. GE Power opens manufacturing facility that includes additive manufacturing

    GE Power has opened a new Advanced Manufacturing Works facility, which includes additive manufacturing capabilities.

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    Wed, 27 Apr 2016

  6. Tool for home use offers 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving

    A new 3D printer has turned up called the ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer, and the device is aimed at professional users and makers in the home. The machine is up for pre-order right now with the first units shipping in the beginning of May 2016.

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    Fri, 6 May 2016

  7. Making the perfect model

    Rapid prototyping has enabled models to be made that far exceed previous levels of detail and accuracy

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    Sat, 1 Aug 2009

  8. Hybrid CNCs expand additive manufacturing

    Recognizing the need for the geometry and material freedom afforded by additive manufacturing, and the precision of CNC machining, the industry has become highly interested in hybrid combinations of these two machines.

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    Wed, 11 Nov 2015

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