GoProto Expands Advanced Additive Manufacturing Facility in San Diego
Escalating demand for new additive manufacturing technology drives the decision to expand
San Diego, CA., February 7, 2018 — GoProto, a leader in advanced 3D prototyping and short-run manufacturing, announces a major facility expansion in San Diego, California. The expansion is driven by increasing demand for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology and Multi-Material Fused Deposition Modeling (MMFDM) as well as demand for other ongoing short-run manufacturing services.
The expansion doubles GoProto’s production capacity in its MJF additive manufacturing platforms, making them the 2nd largest provider of such services in the world. It similarly doubled its MMFDM capacity, as consumer adoption of this unique 3D printing process accelerates. The expanded facility increases GoProto’s ability to provide these revolutionary technologies to a broad spectrum of companies in aerospace, defense, automotive, healthcare, electronics, consumer products and other manufacturing industries.
Jesse Lea | President of GoProto, inc., said, “The expansion is the next step in our strategic plan for rapid incremental growth in multiple areas, with a particular focus in additive manufacturing services”.
Hewlett Packard’s Jet Fusion is the leading-edge technology that may ultimately replace injection molding as the preferred production method for plastic and metal parts. “For some companies, this is a reality today”, Lea says. Older technologies like SLS or Polyjet are not remotely strong or fast enough to deliver on that promise.
“We haven’t seen additive technology like this in 3 decades of prototyping and short-run production. The degree of part precision and strength allows us to serve customers in ways previously unavailable, and at much faster lead times. This results in significant benefits to companies that want to shorten time-to-market and lower engineering costs”, explained Lea.
There is similar excitement around MMFDM via 3ntr as GoProto is the only service provider in North America to offer this ultra-capable industrial 3D printer. This technology delivers parts made from dissimilar rigid polymers and elastomeric materials at significant savings. Ed Israel, Co-founder of Plural Additive Manufacturing – the North American distributor of 3ntr machines, explains. “The ability to simultaneously print elastomers and rigid polymers together opens doors that have always been locked. In addition, these machines allow you to prototype in your actual production material, all at a fraction of the cost of other processes.”
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About GoProto, Inc.
GoProto is a technology-enabled company that uses advanced additive, CNC machining, cast urethane, sheet metal and injection molding technologies to produce prototypes and production parts within days. The result is an unprecedented speed-to-market value for designers and engineers and an on-demand resource throughout a product’s life cycle.
Products are manufactured in GoProto’s new state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, California. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact GoProto at 888.467.7686. Send files and/or questions to quotes@GoProto.com, or visit their website at http://www.GoProto.com/get-quote.