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Objective3D Appoints New Technical Service Manager

Objective3D, the leading provider of Stratasys and Desktop Metal 3D Printers has today announced the appointment of Arron Jack as the new Technical Services Manager.

Arron, a highly experienced technician will be working with the Objective3D technical services team to empower its customers by more efficient usage of their Professional 3D Printers as well as to strengthen Objective3D’s drive and growth for greater market share in both Australia and New
Zealand.


Arron is well known to product designers and manufacturers across Australia and New Zealand having spent almost two decades in a variety of technical roles in the 3D printing industry, the most recent with Fuji Xerox Australia.

Objective3d Managing Director, Matt Minio, said: “We’re very pleased to have Arron join our team. Arron’s technical experience spans the wide range of 3d printing technologies including Stratasys FDM and PolyJet.

“After sales service and support for professional 3D printers are critical. Arron with his de…
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4 Reasons to Use a 3D Printing Service Bureau

Like so many businesses, your company is exploring 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Maybe you have the perfect design, and the innate benefits of 3D printing has caught the attention of your team. But while the benefits may be clear, operational costs and implementation may not be. Perhaps your company has considered buying a 3D printer, but aren’t sure about the costs involved and technological expertise needed. Then the question occurs, would it be better to buy a printer or outsource our 3D printing needs?
These internal debates have existed for years in the manufacturing realm and especially the 3D printing arena. Fortunately, the field has expanded in such a way that owning a printer and outsourcing don’t always have to be mutually exclusive.


Below we’ve highlighted four important considerations when thinking through these options:
1. Advanced Equipment and Materials Prototypes are just a percentage of the parts produced in major 3D printing services bureaus like Objective3D D…

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping

With fast production and broadened design possibilities, 3D printing has become a go to for rapid prototyping. Engineers and designers looking to take advantage of 3D printing for prototyping should consider these key considerations before getting started.
1. The End Product At the forefront of the decisions made for rapid prototyping should be your product’s application. If your prototype needs to replicate the final product’s cosmetic looks, you may turn to a technology and material that provides a finer resolution, or you may need the prototype to be post-processed for aesthetics. If you need your prototype to simply function exactly as the end-product will; that is where technologies that offer robust materials and ideal tolerances come into play.

2. 3D Printing Technology At Objective3D Direct Manufacturing we offer four 3D printing processes, each with their own unique build styles, design limitations and material properties. Depending on which method you use will determine speci…

3D Printing Spare Parts

Maintaining inventories of spare parts has historically been a burden for suppliers and customers. Costly to store and rarely ordered, some suppliers are hesitant to even manufacture and offer spare parts to customers. In the midst of these difficulties arises the new manufacturing solution – digital inventories of designs printed on-demand with 3D printing.
3D printing, aka additive manufacturing (AM), offers fast production, unrestrained by the lead times associated with injection molding or other traditional manufacturing methods. A variety of technologies and materials serve many applications and are capable of handling complex geometries. Part suppliers can simply send digital files to an additive manufacturing service bureau like Objective3D Direct Manufacturing, and access large manufacturing capacities and a wide-range of post-processing offerings.

The Spare Parts Solution Supplying spare parts for products can be challenging. They are generally composed of numerous unique part…

Expert Engineering & 3D Printing

Making a quality 3D printed part takes more than just a machine. It takes a responsive team behind the technology, running tests and working tirelessly to validate materials and processes. For machine owners, that is generally an internal team who champions 3D printing engineering and operations. Service bureaus like Objective3D Direct Manufacturing can do the same and also offer expertise across multiple additive and conventional technologies, manufacturing controls adhering to international standards and finishing services that deliver pristine, cosmetic parts.
At Objective3D Direct Manufacturing, our services are backed by more than the largest fleet of machines in Australia and New Zealand; we have nearly forty years of combined experience in the industry and our professional services department are ready to assist you with every step of your project. Outlined below are key ways these services could impact your business.
Professional Services The time to wait is over; slow adoptio…

Key Considerations when 3D Printing with Thermoplastics

Today, a majority of consumer products and production parts are made from thermoplastics. Thermoplastics are typically used in manufacturing techniques like injection moulding, compression molding and machining, but with the invention of 3D printing, they became available for additive extrusion and sintering processes. A new door to advanced manufacturing has opened with 3D printing materials similar to the conventional thermoplastics familiar to engineers and designers.
Thermoplastics are plastic materials, or polymers, that become pliable when heated to a specific temperature and solidify upon cooling. Types of thermoplastics include acrylic, ABS, Nylon, PLA, polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene and other specialty, high performance materials.
If your part requires strength, rigidity or high temperature tolerance, then thermoplastics are a great option to fabricate your production component or prototype. Using 3D printing, engineers can make parts with the most commonly used thermoplast…

Using Artec 3D scanning technology to keep naval ships in perfect condition

Dutch company - Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine responsible for the maintenance of all naval vessels and submarines of the Dutch Royal Navy, as well as M-class frigates of the Belgian Navy. The company also creates new parts for those ships and makes modifications of everything from the hull to weapon systems and engines.
“The use of the 3D scan technique is becoming more and more important because all ships of the Navy are coming to us for maintenance on a regular basis,” says Ben Jansen, CNC coordinator at Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine. “A lot of times we don’t have drawings or 3D CAD files of the things that need to be repaired or where we need to make new parts for existing systems.”


When they have no 3D data or drawings of the part, Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine uses the Artec Eva and Artec Spider 3D scanners to create a 3D image of the object, and the scan is used to reverse engineer the object. The part is then replicated using 3D printing techniques, 3-5 axis milling o…

Transforming the Supply Chain with 3D Printing

Due to a shift in corporate understand of 3D printing’s business value, more and more industries have embraced the technology. From a recently expanded understanding of the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), industry 4.0 smart, connected manufacturing has emerged. AM is understood as a powerful technology capable of being used throughout the value chain and as a compliment to traditional manufacturing.
Operations and logistics see significant improvement from AM adoption in subtle, yet powerful ways.
Reduced Inventory & On-Demand Manufacturing Transitioning to on-demand manufacturing leads to cost savings by eliminating or significantly reducing inventory requirements. The benefits of digital files also provide the ability to quickly produce new iterations quickly at little to no additional cost.
Supplier Consolidation With a single source for a variety of parts, businesses that use 3D printing contract manufacturers deal with less risk, more control and added agility in rela…