Title

Transformative technology

Authors

James McCarthy

Source

Mainebiz

Date

3-9-2015

Pages

24-26

Abstract

3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is changing the way products are manufactured and the pace of the transformation is likely to accelerate. The author visits and describes how two Maine-based businesses are applying this technology. ARCADIA designworks, a Portland-based architecture and design firm uses 3-D technology primarily in industrial design work. RollEase Inc., a Stamford, Connecticut-based company with an Innovation Center located in Brunswick uses a 3-D scanner to create CAD blueprints used in making parts for window coverings. Greg Farr, senior vice president and chief innovation office for RollEase Inc. comments how much time is saved in product development as engineers can create a design during the day, print it at night, and test it the next day.

Subjects

Three-dimensional printing, Innovative technologies

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