Category: MarkForged

How Cashco Increased Production Rates While Keeping Its Toolmakers Happy

Cashco’s products range from control valves to regulators.

The Customer

Cashco is a global industrial control manufacturer specializing in control valves, regulators and vapor control devices for a wide variety of industries — from oil and gas to pharmaceutical. The company has been in business for over 100 years, with offices in both the United States and Germany. “If a facility has piping, they are a potential customer,” says Clint Rogers, President at Cashco. Cashco’s customers include the likes of Dow Chemical, Vopak, and Pfizer.

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STEM Students using Metal and Carbon Fiber 3D Printers at Rochester Institute of Technology

See how 3D printing has been utilized at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) through the use of several carbon fiber 3D printers and a metal 3D printer.

Upstate New York university RIT has roughly 19,000 students, and is the third-largest producer of undergraduate STEM degrees among all private universities in the United States. When the state of New York offered to fund an additive manufacturing print center, RIT jumped at the opportunity. The AMPrint Center houses several 3D printers, including a Markforged carbon fiber printer and Metal X system.

Students also have access to plenty of Markforged 3D printers in their classes, with the university focusing heavily on a hands-on approach to learning 3D printing. This has given RIT students a competitive advantage when they graduate, as they can use the safest and best industrial 3D printers on the market.

“The students coming out of here, be it from the 3D printing class or working in the AMPrint Center, are at a great advantage with the practical hands-on experience that they’ve gotten with the machines and the materials,” says Denis Cormier, Director of the AMPrint Center at RIT. From the campus rocket club to local and federal businesses, the AMPrint Center has increased innovation at RIT, and given students experience with real-world technical equipment.

 


Nieka Brings Metal 3D Printing In-House with Inconel 625

Several Crucibles over extreme heat in Nieka Systems

Utilizing Inconel 625 for Rapid and Repeated Temperature Cycling

Nieka creates sample preparation equipment that enables their customers in the mining and cement production industries. They needed to find a more viable and affordable solution to get away from the high costs and long lead times of outsourcing metal parts. Given the complexity of machining in Inconel, 3D printing was the ideal solution for their requirements.

By coupling the Metal X system with Inconel 625, Nieka was able to reduce their lead time from four weeks to four days and roughly save $108,000 CAD (~$80,000 USD) within a year.

Learn more about their application and why they chose to partner with Markforged.
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