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3D printing has been a huge step forward for many industries, sometimes completely changing the game for some of them, but there are some companies that are looking to take 3D printing even farther. These startups are experimenting with adding different material enhancement and tech to offer a better product using better 3D printing materials while still saving money and time.

Carbon, a six year old startup based in California is one of those companies hoping to propel 3D printing beyond just prototyping and manufacturing. They are hoping to achieve this through continuous liquid interface production or CLIP technology. The company described the technology as “a photochemical process that eliminates the shortcomings of conventional 3D printing by harnessing light and oxygen to rapidly produce objects from a pool of resin.”

In collaboration with Specialized, a bicycle maker and in partnership with Riddel and Adidas, Carbon has now developed a new bicycle seat that will use the same lattice structured Elastomeric Polyurethane seen in Adidas’ Future Craft sneaker and Riddell’s SpeedFlex helmet.

By using this new 3D printing material, the seat is able to act as suspension for the rider, rebounding quickly underneath the rider. This feeling of suspension and the ability to disperse pressure could contribute to a more comfortable ride and result in fewer injuries for riders.

According to 3DPrintingIndustry.com, the saddle is more eco-friendly than other 3D printed products due to its solvent-free post processing technique. They also stated that because the saddle uses “Mirror Technology”, the seat is able to adjust to the riders anatomy, increasing the comfort of the saddle even more.

Wanna learn more about the latest innovations in 3D printing? Find out what researchers at Iowa State University are experimenting with.

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Economy, Industry
Danica Lause is the owner of Peekaboss, a company that sells hats with a hole for people to put their ponytails through. She’s been manufacturing these hats in China for nearly four years and has faced nothing but difficulties throughout the whole overseas manufacturing process. “I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires in any of the factories we worked with in China,” says Lause. After realizing the factories were incapable of producing the hats on machines, she tried to have them made by hand, but upon receiving the shipment of hats she found out that the hole placement and the sizing was off for most of them.


Lower labor costs have attracted both fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike to overseas manufacturing, but it does have it’s downsides. Even before Trump’s tariffs, there was already a lot of complications and difficulties with working with overseas companies. Most small businesses don’t have the resources to handle problems like legal disputes or production deadlines. “It’s a vexing problem for anyone,” says John Gray, a professor at Ohio State University’s College of Business. “but being small and offshore makes it harder because large companies will get more attention from the suppliers.” Many of these companies suffer through it but some look towards the US to solve their manufacturing needs. Lause began to look for manufactures in the US to produce her hats and she quickly realized that it’s not as expensive as she thought it would be. She found some engineers who had figured out how to manufacture these hats on machines and in 2016 she moved her facility to Germantown, Wisconsin.

When the CEO of Beyond Green, Veejay Patel was looking for a manufacturer to produce their compostable plastic bags, he naturally chose India, as that was his home country and he had previous involvement in plastics manufacturing there. But earlier this year Patel and his co-owners began to look for manufacturing opportunities in the US. “Quality control was not up to our needs,” says Katrina Hart, coordinator of business development for the Lake Forest, California, company. “Customers were complaining that bags, including those used to contain produce in supermarkets, had slits, making them unusable.” Not only would they improve quality by moving the US but they could also cut back on cost by removing the need to ship them from India to California. This shipping method was not only costing them more money, but it was also contradicting their environmentally friendly message they were trying to preach so they started up production in Lake Forest earlier this year. “This reduced our costs, allowed for a better handle on quality control, and now we are able to contribute to the business and economic success of the community that most of our employees grew up in,” Hart says.


There are other issues besides just quality that arise from overseas manufacturing. A 2017 paper studied some of these problems that medium to small sized business ran into. One case told of a supplier that changed one of the components of their products without even consulting the client. In another, the client had discovered that the supplier had cheaped out and used a thinner fabric for the client’s clothing. This paper quoted on of the executives as saying “What you actually get as your final product doesn’t exactly match what you originally purchased,” These smaller companies have to negotiate with the supplier to get their products as the order them, but most of the time the supplier fights back and they find themselves in a legal dispute that they more often than not can’t win. “It’s harder to get an accord across time zones and cultural and language differences,” says Lee Branstetter, an economics professor at Carnegie-Mellon. This isn’t a problem for large companies because they often have representative at these oversea factories to make sure the product is manufactured as contracted but small businesses don’t have this luxury. All they can do it hope for the best.

Aaron Muderick, owner of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, initially look for a manufacturer in China to produce his putty toy.  The initially batch was produced with no complaint, but after receiving two defective batches Muderick hired a representative to ensure he received a quality product. “It helped things get better but it also reduced the cost savings because that person was getting a piece of the action,” Muderick says. After searching for a new factory to produce his putty, he began to get more and more worried that one of the employees at the manufacturer would steal his putty formula, so ten years ago, he began to produce the putty in house at Norristown, Pennsylvania. “It didn’t feel right in my gut so we ended up going on our own path,” Muderick says. Another issue with oversea manufacturing is that the time and money put into traveling can be burdensome for business owners. This helped persuade Lause to reshore her business back to the US. “I did not wish to spend significant time in China away from my small children, husband, aging parents and life back home,” she says.

 

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Customers, Press Releases
Origin of Siemens Westinghouse:
Siemens, a global electrical and electronics firm in the 90’s,  purchased Westinghouse’s Power Generation Business Unit in 1997. In addition, Albert Hoser, president and CEO of New York-based Siemens Corp was recalled stating that “Siemens and Westinghouse are two of the most respected names in electrical engineering. This combination of resources will most certainly strengthen the technological offerings and service capabilities that we will be able to bring to customers around the world.” After that, the new conglomerate went on to build out their power generation program.

Siemens Westinghouse designs, manufactures and services a variety of power generation tools. Some of these tools include both combustion and steam turbine generators.However, that is not all they create.
Siemens-WestinghouseIn addition to building generators, they build power plants. After that, they can also service and operate the plants that are built. Because of this, power producers have an outlet for their needs. Additionally, Siemens supplies equipment and services to industrial customers. In conclusion, Siemens Westinghouse is important in the power industry. Enser helps Siemens and other companies with their tooling needs. 

How Enser Helps Companies Like Siemens Westinghouse
Enser’s experience as an engineering company positions us to provide high quality solutions. Companies like Siemens have large projects that need extensive tooling and fabrication needs. Because of this, Enser helps these large projects stand up and become successful. We have over 70 years of industry experience. Enser has positioned itself as the go-to for many large companies like this. You can learn more about Enser here

Click here to see a project that Enser worked on for a power generation company. Essentially, we had created power rollers for a 300 ton generator. View our products and projects page!

Do you have a question? Reach out to us! Our phone number is (877) 367-3770. You can email us here.  We hope to hear from you!
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Customers, Press Releases

Breeze-Eastern designs and manufactures hoists for rescue, cargo hooks, winches, and weapons handling systems. Military and civilian operators need many of these tools to make impossible missions possible.

Enser and Breeze-Eastern have been around of over 70 years and have both made themselves industry leaders with a reputation for technical innovation and product quality within their respective industries. The tier 2 company has lead the technology for helicopter rescue hoists and cargo winches. Enser continues to succeed in helping these tier 2 engineering companies succeed.

Today, Breeze-Eastern is the world’s largest OEM cargo hook. In fact, their hooks have a payload range of 1,500 to 36,000 pounds. Enser has expanded our help through industries ranging from aerospace and defense, to paper and pulp. We succeed when you succeed. Enser expands when you expand. For a lfist of products and services that help tier 2 companies succeed, click here

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Since 1947, Enser has been a leader in serving the Engineering and Manufacturing Industries.  Whether simple or complex, we can Design, Manufacture, Fabricate and specify your tooling requirements.  Our competitive edge is derived from our ability to deliver technology, performance, quality, cost, reliability, all from a single source. We are your complete Engineering Turnkey Service Company. Enser’s manufacturing resources, experienced project managers and network of domestically based manufacturing partners assures successful fabrication of parts or build of complex machinery for both Enser designed and customer designed projects. Allow Enser to show you just how diverse of a portfolio we have:

Below are just a few things that we have excelled in manufacturing:
  • Paper VATs

  • Combustion Engines

  • Film Machines

  • Gas Turbines

  • Power Rollers

  • Rescue Hoists

  • Testing Systems

  • View More


Would you like to talk to us? Shoot us an email at info@enser.com. You can also call us at (877) 367-3770. Enser can help you with anything from engineering services, to manufacturing, to even connecting job seekers to your open positions. We look forward to hearing how we can help you too.

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Customers, Press Releases
Origins of Lockheed Martin:
In 1995 the Lockheed Corporation, an aerospace company and Martin Marietta, a chemical and electronics company merged together to form Lockheed Martin. It’s headquarters are in North Bethesda, Maryland and the company employs nearly 105,000 employees worldwide. It is currently the largest defense contractor in the world and one of the largest companies when it comes to aerospace, security and technology. Lockheed Martin has managed to stay at the top of the list of United States federal Government Contractors with 78 percent of their revenue coming from military contracts. While Lockheed Martin is primarily known for aerospace and defense, the company has also invested a lot of research into renewable energy systems, intelligent energy distribution, compact nuclear fusion and health care systems.

Since 1947, Enser has been a leader in serving the Engineering and Manufacturing Industries.  Whether simple or complex, we can Design, Manufacture, Fabricate and specify your tooling requirements.  Our competitive edge is derived from our ability to deliver technology, performance, quality, cost, reliability, all from a single source. We are your complete Engineering Turnkey Service Company.Enser’s manufacturing resources, experienced project managers and network of domestically based manufacturing partners assures successful fabrication of parts or build of complex machinery for both Enser designed and customer designed projects. Allow Enser to show you just how diverse of a portfolio we have:
Below are just a few things that we have excelled in manufacturing:
  • Paper VATs

  • Combustion Engines

  • Film Machines

  • Gas Turbines

  • Power Rollers

  • Rescue Hoists

  • Testing Systems

  • View More


Would you like to talk to us? Shoot us an email at info@enser.com. You can also call us at (877) 367-3770. Enser can help you with anything from engineering services, to manufacturing, to even connecting job seekers to your open positions. We look forward to hearing how we can help you too.

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Press Releases
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Enser Corporation, a 59-year-old engineering services company, announced today that it has achieved Platinum Status, the highest level within the PTC Channel Advantage Program. Enser has developed over the last three years to become one of the top East Coast Value Added Reseller (VAR) partners in PTC’s Channel Advantage Program. In addition to selling and servicing PTC MCAD solutions, Enser is one of the few program members to earn the Windchill® Preferred Service Provider status in the country and is certified for Windchill Product Life Cycle sales and implementations.

Cinnaminson, NJ (PRWEB) October 26, 2006 — Enser Corporation, a 59-year-old engineering services company, announced today that it has achieved Platinum Status, the highest level within the PTC Channel Advantage Program. Enser has developed over the last three years to become one of the top East Coast Value Added Reseller (VAR) partners in PTC’s Channel Advantage Program. In addition to selling and servicing PTC MCAD solutions, Enser is one of the few program members to earn the Windchill® Preferred Service Provider status in the country and is certified for Windchill Product Life Cycle sales and implementations.

Enser maintains an ongoing commitment to ensure their clients’ investment in PTC solutions delivers value today and into the future. Enser provides practical knowledge, as well as advanced applications gained from 15 years of “hands on” experience with the entire PTC Pro/ENGINEER® and Windchill suite of solutions and services. The companies’ total solutions approach extends beyond the software sales and customer implementation cycle. As the largest VAR User of Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill with more than 42 seats, Enser is recognized as an industry leader in product knowledge, expertise and understanding of the technology to provide the right solution to its customers.

“Enser has continued to make great investments into the PTC Channel Advantage program and customer community. They have attained the highest status within the program and have proven their expertise around the complete PTC Product Development System,” said Corey Pratte, director, channel programs and development, PTC.

“ENSER is proud to achieve this Platinum Status in the PTC Channel Advantage Program,” said Marco Arnone, executive vice president and general manager, Enser Corporation. “Today’s announcement confirms our dedication and commitment to PTC’s product development system vision and technology solutions and to delivering value to our clients to ensure their continued success as we expand our business.”

About ENSER

Since 1947, ENSER has offered its clients unparalleled expertise, service, and commitment in engineering services. During the past 59 years, ENSER has evolved into a first class engineering services company and PTC Platinum Authorized Reseller, providing the complete engineering solution; from CAD/CAM/CAE to engineering and product design to manufacturing and tooling: a complete turnkey solution. With our resources and experience, ENSER will provide the product development support you need throughout the engineering, design, and documentation cycle.

Further information on ENSER is available here.

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