Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Rich Annino and RP Services for PolyJet parts.
November 17, 2017
November 16, 2017
Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team and their perspective on the most current 3D printing and CAD technology. This month’s QA features Will Lewellyn and RP Services for FDM parts.
Picture this... Your client presentation is in two weeks. You are still working on your SOLIDWORKS parts, and the slideshow your boss requested is still far from being finished. Meanwhile, your manager knocks on your door and says, “The clients would really love to see some physical prototypes this time.” You break into a cold sweat, because you’re not quite sure how to approach this one-off print. So you try to Google "RP Services," but over 95 well established providers pop up with varying degrees of experience and equipment to back it up. How can you choose which rapid prototyping partner is best for your company?
July 7, 2016
There's more to TriMech than meets the eye!
While you may know us as your SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys 3D printer vendor, we offer much more. From rapid prototyping to staffing services and customized design help, we provide a comprehensive range of products and services to keep your business running smoothly.
July 22, 2015
Since 1985, Paul Reed Smith Guitars has set the standard on quality guitars. These instruments have inspired generations of the rock and roll community and are the preferred tools for the likes of Carlos Santana and The Doobie Brothers.
June 11, 2015
Across the globe, a staggering one in ten people lack access to clean, safe water. That’s 2.5 times the population of the U.S. Even more alarming, contaminated water kills more than 5,000 children - daily.
February 24, 2015
Do you work with living hinges? If you’re in the consumer products space, it's likely that’s a “yes.”
February 23, 2015
If your company is not familiar, the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is a regional non-profit trade association that promotes medical device and medical device data systems (MDDS) companies in the southeast.
February 5, 2015
We are excited to announce the winner of our Makerbot giveaway!
Following our SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch events, ModernTech randomly selected one attendee to receive a Makerbot Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer for his or her business. This year’s winner is Barry Adams from AutomationDirect.
January 29, 2015
Today we’re pleased to announce that Stratasys is adding new FDM and PolyJet material options to its product line up. ASA, a production-grade thermoplastics for Fortus 3D printers is adding eight new colors. Also, Endur is now blending with PolyJet materials to create 20 new digital materials.
Expand your color FDM prints beyond ABS with ASA’s eight new colors. ASA offers exceptional mechanical properties, an excellent finish and UV stability. These additional hues mean that you can 3D print prototypes and end-use parts that are colorfast and vibrant. This also eliminates the time spent on painting and finishing parts. The FDM material is offered in red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue, white, dark and light gray, black, and ivory.
ASA is ideal for a range of industries including consumer goods, automotive, and commercial products. If you interested learning more about ASA materials and Fortus 3D production systems, read more here.
This holiday season, ModernTech is focusing on the meaning of gratitude. We are thankful to have a great partner like Stratasys and to be a part of technology that impacts the lives around us. 3D printing enables manufacturers, designer and everyday people to create and print complex and customized parts.
Recently, we’ve had the fortune to work with Doug Shover, a Project Manager at The Lewis Group Architects in Knoxville, TN. Doug was working on a building project at the University of Tennessee when a contractor brought in a 3D printed model of their Strong Hall project. Interested in 3D printing technology, Doug obtained ModernTech’s information from the contractor and quickly reached out to us.
Doug’s 10-year old daughter, Riley, is Type 1 diabetic. Riley has a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) that allows her to measure glucose levels in real-time, identifying trends such as rapid high or rapid low. The only problem with Riley’s CGM was that her glucose levels could not be monitored remotely by her mom and dad.
Doug sought out solutions and discovered the Nightscout project, better known as CGM in the cloud. Nightscout is an open source, DIY project that allows real-time access to a CGM from web browsers via smartphones, computers, tablets and other technology. This integration is achieved by attaching an uploader device to the CGM and sending the information to the cloud. When searching for the best way for Riley to utilize the system, Doug found out about a 3D printed “rig” on thingiverse.com. The rig holds Riley’s phone, her CGM receiver, and a micro USB cable together.
See Nightscout case on thingiverse.com
Unaware of other solutions, Doug gave ModernTech a call and asked us to quote out the rig and provide information on available colors. After all, appearance was of utmost importance to a 10-year old girl. Without hesitation, ModernTech looked at the model from and adapted it to Riley’s needs and phone specifications. We decided to offer the rig for free as a gesture of support for the cause and to promote end use applications made possible with 3D printing.Riley now has her device and is pleased beyond words.
“The rig was invaluable in our situation and has provided Riley with a better quality of life. My wife and I now have a peace of mind that we have not had since her diagnosis,” said Doug. “3D printing the rig with ModernTech offered a customized solution that provided my family with immeasurable benefits in regards to management.”
If you have a problem, we would love to help you solve it. Contact ModernTech for more information in Riley’s rig or other 3D printed solutions that can make a difference in the lives of our friends, family and neighbors.
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