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Purps the Penguin: Walking Again with a 3D Printed Boot

See how middle school students teamed up with Mystic Aquarium and ACT Group to use 3D Systems’ technology to make a custom-fit boot for an injured endangered Penguin.   Local organizations banded together to support STEM education in Conn. while making a positive difference in the community. The ACT Group, Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Middle School, with assistance from 3D Systems, designed and produced an orthopedic boot for a life-long resident of the Aquarium, Purps, an African Penguin.   In 2011, Purps was left with a nonfunctional flexor tendon following an altercation with another penguin on exhibit. Since then, Purps…

General Motor Uses Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing to Deliver Roadworthy Parts

SLS® and SLA® 3D Printers from 3D Systems allow designers to quickly and affordably go from computer models to one-off parts for evaluation and wind-tunnel testing so more iterations can be tested in a less time. GM engineers and manufacturing professionals use 3D Systems printers to reduce tooling costs and speed up the validation and pre-production processes.  

Confederate Motors Opens the Throttle on Design with Help of On Demand Manufacturing

3D Systems On-Demand Manufacturing converts 140 different designs into prototypes and production parts for “integrated aesthetic” of P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle. Chassis and Powertrain Mounting System kit sourced with traditional CNC milling and sheet metal parts, with 3D printing in Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).  

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